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  • n. Plural form of grab-bag.


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  • There have been selections from the Journal, but they all feel like grab-bags of the good bits, not the way reading the Journal really feels.

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  • They are the ruin of the earth, and I am just a little doctor with his modest practice ... haven't the heart to shill the pharamaceuticals grab-bags to make my own extra coin on the side!

    Excerpt from The Vicious Circulation of Dr Catastrope

  • I sorted through my grab-bags and there were some things in there that will go straight to Olivia, but also lots of nice smallish pieces which will be good for postcards or birthday swap blocks.

    Bits and pieces (my favourite blog headline!)

  • On meaner days shriveled grab-bags could be got at the corner for a penny -- if such mild fortune fell your way -- mere starvelings by comparison -- and to this shop you had often trotted after school when learning sat heaviest on your soul.

    Chimney-Pot Papers

  • You roused an old woman from her knitting behind the stove and demanded that a choice of grab-bags be placed before you.

    Chimney-Pot Papers

  • It consists of bazars, grab-bags, neck-tie festivals, church suppers, fairs, cake-walks, broom drills, ice cream festivals, and I don't know how many other things.

    History of the First African Baptist Church, From its Organization, January 20th, 1788, to July 1st, 1888. Including the Centennial Celebration, Addresses, Sermons, Etc.

  • Unlike the other two high-profile annual Film Society grab-bags - the

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  • And in a close-knit platoon, the soldier who gets the most regular packages will often make them available to everyone in his tent, turning boxes into grab-bags of candies, paperback books and T-shirts.

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  • Watchmen movie of reminding comic-book fans of how "lower" art forms such as comics can function as pleasurable grab-bags, filching concepts from high and low art and combining them in unexpected ways.

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  • To make those choices people need to be given something more solid than competing grab-bags of opportunistic modifications to existing programs. - Comments


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