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  • From a gold-sack drawn from the hip-pocket of his dungarees,

    THE BONES OF KAHEKILI

  • Using the .17 for plinking can get in your hip-pocket national bank pretty quickly.

    What is the best 22 to buy?

  • Each pan he carried down to the water to wash, and as he went higher up the hill the pans grew richer, until he began to save the gold in an empty baking-powder can which he carried carelessly in his hip-pocket.

    All Gold Cañon

  • From inside his shirt the steward drew a brace, and to it fitted a half-inch bit from his hip-pocket.

    CHAPTER XIII

  • Arrived at the pool, he threw down the dip-net and sack, and drew from his hip-pocket what looked like a large, fat candle.

    MOON-FACE

  • We also had an arrangement with Philco doing “hip-pocket records,” miniature 45s about as big as a modern-day CD, which needed a special player, also made by Philco.

    Me, The Mob, And The Music

  • Let me make it clear – hip-pocket business goes on way beyond Jimmy and his French Cheese.

    From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harbor

  • So there you have it: The chairman takes no responsibility for the monetary roots of the credit mania but wants virtually unbridled authority to intervene in the markets based on a hip-pocket judgment about "systemic risks" that not even he can define.

    The Diviner of System Risk

  • A tall chap, almost a swell, but with a jaw too long and an eye too sharp; very respectable, with a hard hat under his arm and a billy in his hip-pocket, I'll wager.

    Fiancée

  • "As long as I have my trousers I have a hip-pocket, and as long as I have my hip-pocket I have something in it."

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

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