- n. Plural form of rubber band.
“Grandma Rose wrote words on thick rubber bands and stretched them in front of him, reminding him to slow down: BECAUSE, MONDAY, FORGIVE.”
“Sachs climbed out of the RRV wagon and pulled latex gloves on her hands and wound rubber bands around her shoes — to make certain her footprints wouldn't be confused with the perp's, as Rhyme had taught her.”
“We began and ended so many days walking to and from school, even dressed sisterly, alike in our red-and-green-and-white plaid jumpers and our pigtails, which we pronounced “picktails,” ending not just with regular rubber bands but woven with thick white satin ribbons.”
““You hungry, Mr. I.?” one asked, grinning, showing her mouth of metal, tiny rubber bands blue and white, the high school colors.”
“A few days into all this, I had found out it contained a drawer that held a flip-up mirror, and I would set it up and study what had become of me, inventorying the black-and-purple-and-yellow skin, the bulging cheeks that made me look like I had never swallowed anything I had ever put in my mouth, the silver metal tabs that somehow had been pushed between each tooth and that held the ends of the small rubber bands crisscrossing up and down and clamping me shut and silent.”
“The oral surgeon, Dr. Pressman, had interrupted his annoying whistling long enough during his final visit with me in the hospital to give me a tiny pair of scissors with which I was to cut my rubber bands if I was about to heave.”
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