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  • n. Plural form of bindlestiff.


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  • And he loves his central characters, too, the pair of itinerant ranch hands ” "bindlestiffs" ” named George and Lennie.

    The Rescue of John Steinbeck

  • He has scared up a bunch of losers and bindlestiffs to run for the legislature this fall.

    The Chimes at Midnight

  • Its earliest habit was burlap rags and bindlestiffs-the uniform of the simpleton mob.

    A Canticle for Leibowitz

  • If Abbot Zerchi had not been aware of the fact that a certain air marshal and a certain cardinal archbishop happened to be friends, the ostensible pilgrimage to New Rome by twenty - seven bookleggers with bindlestiffs might well have proceeded on shank's mare, for lack of permission to use rapid transport jet.

    A Canticle for Leibowitz

  • He recalled the trestle west of the forest where the bindlestiffs from the Pacific Fruit line jungled up at nights, or during long layovers.

    Strange Alliance


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