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  • Avoid the blue vinyl-covered paperback tucked into bedside tables at Marriott hotels, though.

    Five Best: Samuel Morris Brown

  • The October 1972 issue of Popular Mechanics laid out the details: Roof-mounted periscopes; bumpers wide enough to haul Dom Deluise; and in the GM model, a rear-seat “credenza,” so back-seat passengers would be protected in crashes by smacking into a vinyl-covered bosom.

    Safest Car Ever Built Destroyed by the U.S. Government | Impact Lab

  • Old Beatles music serenaded us from the sound system as we sat across the booth from each other on vinyl-covered seats.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grandmothers

  • This toy had the magic, a vinyl-covered, detailed, configurable kind of magic that made you want to play with it for hours and hours on end.

    Boing Boing

  • He's sitting on a vinyl-covered stool at Ben's Chili Bowl, surrounded by about two dozen European visitors who are eating breakfast, waiting to hear him speak.

    After graduating from Project Empowerment, three students test the job waters

  • He would find them looking impatiently at classroom clocks, unable to keep their feet still beneath their desks, or sitting atop vinyl-covered swivel stools, savoring their own tasteless and puny repasts, or intertwined in bed, making all the chest and throat noises of aggression.

    Here Comes Another Lesson

  • The front cloth seats are shaped to better accommodate utility belts, and the vinyl-covered rear bench is designed to improve leg room.

    New Ford Taurus police car to replace retiring Crown Vic

  • The next second a big ball of vinyl-covered padding swung straight into the side of my face.

    The Limit

  • The wash basin with its elbow-operated taps; the neat functional bedside table with its covered water jug; the two vinyl-covered visitors 'chairs; the earphones curled above his head; the window curtains with their inoffensive flowered pattern, the lowest denominator of taste.

    She Closed Her Eyes

  • A lean red ant meanders out from under a vinyl-covered mini-bike across a dome of lumber-frozen snow.

    on the deck

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