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  • n. Plural form of chairback.


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  • When the dinner bell rings, A-listers will put in appearances at the nouveau-African tangerine -- don't even think of capitalizing that T-- to hobnob with Sen. John McCain, whose face will be silk-screened onto chairbacks in honor of the occasion.


  • The birds cause movement here, too – making the shepherd hooks and chairbacks bounce as they land and take off, while they wait for a turn in the fountain.

    Movement « Fairegarden

  • Cut up, it could make pillow covers, quilt tops, antimacassars for chairbacks, any number of useful things.

    Cold Mountain

  • "All right," Lowe said, leaning forward with his hands on the chairbacks.

    License Invoked

  • Much the same occurred even with the needlework, the Queen and Princess finished some chairbacks, which they wished to send to the Duchesse de Tarente; but the officials considered that the patterns were hieroglyphics, intended for carrying on a correspondence, and ordered that none of the Princesses work should leave the Temple.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • The clock clucked like a fat hen; the cut-away chairbacks seemed almost as if they could speak; he knew every cup upon the table; the fireplace smiled a whitewashed welcome; branches were stuck all along the walls, and gave off fragrance; juniper sprigs were strewn on the floor in token of holiday.

    Chapter IX

  • A large fire was burning halfway along the wall, between the chairbacks and the door.

    A Voyage to Arcturus

  • "Off of the glass bottles and things in the bathrooms and off of the hair brushes and such things, an 'off of the envelopes of letters, an' off the chairbacks an 'any polished wood surfaces, an' I got lots of 'em in both houses, an 'the police people picked out the best an' cleanest an 'fixed 'em up, an' there you are!"

    Vicky Van

  • She sends Tibbetts over to scrub and wipe off those same brushes, also the mirrors, chairbacks and all such possible evidence.

    Vicky Van

  • It was hard to imagine what had been the unknown carpenter's object in bending the chairbacks so mercilessly, and one was tempted to imagine that it was not the carpenter's fault, but that some athletic visitor had bent the chairs like this as a feat, then had tried to bend them back again and had made them worse.

    The Bishop and Other Stories


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