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  • The little leaders directed much of the child's-play.

    The Bridge

  • Each of the principals delivered gleaming perfection, while the simultaneous meters in the first and third tableaux were as child's-play to the ensemble.

    In performance: The Philadelphia Orchestra

  • Some even hoped (feared) George Washington would be an American regent rather than the first president, and the presidential campaign of Thomas Jefferson in 1800 for the presidency was greeted with cries of 'traitor' and 'Jacobin,' making today's swift-boating techniques look like child's-play.

    Benjamin R. Barber: John Adams vs Tom Jefferson = Hillary Clinton vs Barack Obama

  • Like Zappa, Phish delights in razor's-edge tightness and child's-play whimsy.

    Go Phish

  • I would imagine that anything that the Americans have done would be child's-play compared to what Iraqis might do... posted by Devil's Kitchen at 12/21/2005 07:41:00 PM

    Strip and let's see 'em...

  • I would imagine that anything that the Americans have done would be child's-play compared to what Iraqis might do... posted by Devil's Kitchen at 12/21/2005 07:41:00 PM

    Archive 2005-12-01

  • The child's-play conquest of Judah was not to be repeated in dealing with the conquerors of Nineveh.

    Stories of the Prophets (Before the Exile)

  • Mere English, suburban influenza is child's-play by comparison.

    The Idler Magazine, Volume III., July 1893 An Illustrated Monthly

  • The beautiful, peaceful woods would make him forget that child's-play, and he would steal away to them with Cap this very night, as soon as all were asleep.

    The Spinner's Book of Fiction

  • Any obstacle which these repellent Teutons may have had to overcome in the ultimate execution of their nefarious designs must have been the merest child's-play compared with the initial difficulty of inducing the right kind of victim to penetrate so fifth-rate an interior.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, March 19, 1919

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