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  • noun Attributive form of bread line


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  • Half of the afternoon I had stood in the bread-line; and after dark I returned home, tired and miserable, carrying a quart of rice and a slice of bacon.


  • Bowery lodging-houses and ate scrapple in East-Side feeding-dens, and, on more than one occasion, stood in the bread-line at midnight and pondered whether or not I should faint before I fed.


  • May 1992 -- Shells and Death CampsSerb shells kill at least 20 civilians in the so-called bread-line massacre in Sarajevo.

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  • Such bread-line unrest will likely affect local council elections in April, with the hard-line Muslim Brotherhood poised to benefit, says Steven A. Cook, Egypt expert at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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  • Don't they have a bread-line to stand in or something?

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  • Mr Williams said rural and predominantly black areas were beset by a lack of domestic services, incomes below the bread-line, unemployment, violence, a breakdown in social structures, drugs and vagrant children.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Workers must effectively demand their one-pound-a-day or else leaders in industry and commerce will go no further than piously acknowledging that you are paid starvation wages and that 80% of the African people live below the bread-line.


  • In the bread-line on Monday was Eugene J. Parney, a multi-millionaire, whose gifts to charity have been very large and who recently included

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  • Googe, unknown, unidentified as yet by three men, Father HonorĂ© and two detectives, who from the dark archway of a sunken area farther down the street were scanning this bread-line.

    Flamsted quarries

  • We would stand in the bread-line just like the rest of them and get our roll and coffee.

    Dave Ranney


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