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  • A wise move, as it turned out, for when I woke in the rooming-house my stiletto had disappeared, but the Tranter was still in place.

    THE NUMBERS

  • O'BRIEN: Ray had parked his Mustang here below the upstairs rooming-house when he moved in.

    CNN Transcript Apr 5, 2009

  • We ended up taking a tab of acid and moving from the four-star hotel to a local rooming-house hotel that was one star away from being a ghetto.

    Cheech & Chong

  • The female contingent of the family submitted reluctantly to rooming-house life until the elder Joan's sister Tia, thirty-nine, joined them, freshly divorced for unimaginably adult reasons never to be discussed.

    Musical Lives

  • One branch of the local government is taking issue with our "studio" unit mix, because they don't want a rooming-house or SRO situation.

    Tuesday roadkill report

  • Even without local assistance we found a small rooming-house.

    See Delphi and Die

  • As half-dusk made the quiet street even more detached, he sat on the steps of his rooming-house on Tavistock Place, keeping himself from the one definite thing he wanted to do — the thing he keenly imagined a happy Mr. Wrenn doing — dashing over to the

    Our Mr. Wrenn

  • Even the rooming-house worm was making small worm-like sounds that presaged turning.

    Our Mr. Wrenn

  • Tea House, which Mrs. Cattermole kept in a genteel fashion in a basement three doors from his rooming-house on Tavistock Place.

    Our Mr. Wrenn

  • The Shaandaar rooming-house was categorized as a Bed and Breakfast establishment, of the type that borough councils were using more and more owing to the crisis in public housing, lodging fiveperson families in single rooms, turning blind eyes to health and safety regulations, and claiming "temporary accommodation" allowances from the central government.

    The Satanic Verses

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