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  • But there comes a time when there's no scapegoat handy, and you have to do the business yourself - and that's when you sweat at the thought of the black cap and the noose at the end of the eight-o'clock walk.

    Watershed

  • While The Simpsons 'glory days passed a decade ago, the show is still reliable for some intelligent laughs, and comfortably sits in its eight-o'clock Sunday spot, watched by 10 million viewers every week.

    Simpson Family Values

  • She sits down kitty-corner to Mary at eight-o'clock sharp.

    independent lives

  • As Kelly and Bonnie started up the office steps, Carla, the leader for that morning's eight-o'clock trip, stepped out the door.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • But there comes a time when there's no scapegoat handy, and you have to do the business yourself - and that's when you sweat at the thought of the black cap and the noose at the end of the eight-o'clock walk.

    Flashman And The Tiger

  • Wrapped in each other's arms, they would fail to get up for their eight-o'clock classes; they would doodle the beloved's name in their blue-covered exam books and fail the course; they would elope in their junior year.

    WASN'T THE GRASS GREENER A Curmudgeon's Fond Memories

  • The mademoiselle had to be home early tonight, so they wouldn't be able to take his offer of an eight-o'clock table.

    The Doctor's Daughter

  • I still wasn't completely out of the narcosis thing and I hadn't slept since eight-o'clock last night and it was now six-thirty and he was still pitching it at me.

    The Mandarin Cypher

  • But she did not rise till the maid rapped on her door with the eight-o'clock salutation:

    North of Fifty-Three

  • Saturday-night dance supplied them with a pleasant stimulating sense of being liked and welcomed, or when general greetings on the eight-o'clock train in the morning were mingled with comments on the thunderstorm or the epidemic of nursery chicken-pox.

    The Beloved Woman

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