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  • n. a large bushy moustache (with hair growing sometimes down the sides of the mouth)


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  • Joe was halfway down to the saloon when Martin passed by, bending low over the handle-bars, his legs driving the ninety - six gear with rhythmic strength, his face set for seventy miles of road and grade and dust.

    Chapter 18

  • I am leaning forward, arms out wide on the low-lying handle-bars, legs pushed back.

    Fallin’ Up

  • I recognize the bright turquoise vélo* with the caramel leather seat and wide longhorn handle-bars.

    vélo - French Word-A-Day

  • If this be so, let there be a national law passed restoring the use of the musical little tinkling alarm bells, that shall put away forever from handle-bars, at least, the raucous and nerve-racking honk of the motor horn.

    Curation Myths: Some Assembly Required

  • Romantic possibilities of accident lurked in the worn thread of the screw that adjusted the saddle, in the precarious pedals, in the loose-knit chain, in the handle-bars, above all in the brakes and tyres.

    The War in the Air

  • He had some rolls of bread and when he saw us he tumbled over the handle-bars.

    Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs

  • Her fingers, at one time trained to the handle-bars, now rested upon the keys like those of a Saint Cecilia.

    The Captive

  • Finally, we have chosen bicycle manufacture because it is a deeply disintegrated industry, with most final-assembler firms making only the frame while buying the components—wheels, brakes, gears, seats, handle-bars, plus raw materials in the form of frame tubing—from a long list of supplier companies, many larger than the final assemblers themselves.

    Lean Thinking

  • The young man, thus urged, grasped the handle-bars, and with the energy of despair delivered a kick which would have done credit to an army mule.

    Unnatural Death

  • Then, looking as if he was going to burst, he took his bicycle by the handle-bars, and turned to Gladys and the other woman.

    The Mystery of the Spiteful Letters


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