penny-in-the-slot love

penny-in-the-slot

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  • This juvenile penny-in-the-slot retort exhibits the mentality that has gotten both the party and the country into the craphole where both reside today.

    New Obama Radio Ad Hits McCain As "Shameful" For "Makin' Stuff Up"

  • A young man with dark circles under his eyes was propping himself up against a penny-in-the-slot machine.

    I can't go on, I'll go on

  • Through the tepid air the scent streamed from the frangipani trees like some intolerable compound out of a penny-in-the-slot machine.

    Burmese Days

  • He swung it up and I followed him along the platform, past the chocolate machine (it was empty; I wondered if it had ever been refilled after Prissy and I took the last piece out six years ago), and the penny-in-the-slot Try-Your Weight machine, and the flourishing beds of geraniums and calceolarias and love-ina-mist.

    Rose cottage

  • Mr. William Archer even suggested that in the golden age there would be penny-in-the-slot machines, by which a man could kill himself for a penny.

    Orthodoxy

  • Heron also wrote _Pneumatica_ (where the reader will find such things as siphons, Heron's Fountain, penny-in-the-slot machines, a fire-engine, a water-organ, and many arrangements employing the force of steam),

    The Legacy of Greece Essays By: Gilbert Murray, W. R. Inge, J. Burnet, Sir T. L. Heath, D'arcy W. Thompson, Charles Singer, R. W. Livingston, A. Toynbee, A. E. Zimmern, Percy Gardner, Sir Reginald Blomfield

  • My trust in our strength as I had seen it six months before helped me to reassure her; but to change the subject, I turned to the penny-in-the-slot music machine inside, the biggest, most gaudily painted musical box I've ever seen.

    Pushed and the Return Push

  • The penny-in-the-slot strength-testing machine is popular among men and boys, presumably because many of them like to show other people what their muscles are capable of, and the opportunity of proving it on a graduated dial is therefore tempting, especially if there be a possibility of recovering the penny by an unusually good performance.

    Things To Make

  • Some travellers returning to their hotel in Edinburgh one evening noticed an old Scotchman working anxiously over a penny-in-the-slot machine that refused to deliver his purchase or to return the penny.

    More Toasts

  • He stood looking about him in the middle of the space in front of the ticket office, while the twins went over to the penny-in-the-slot machine.

    The Boy Scouts on a Submarine

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