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  • They wanted to see Paige win because of the color prejudice in organized baseball—and although Paige left the game after six innings with the score tied, the fans were well pleased—and since the Monarchs won, everything was hotsy-totsy.

    Satch, Dizzy & Rapid Robert

  • If only race relations in baseball—and society generally—were as hotsy-totsy as on that near-idyllic afternoon on the North Side of Chicago.

    Satch, Dizzy & Rapid Robert

  • In unfurling The Vicki & Ted Show at Feinstein's at Loews Regency farther downtown, they just overlapped with the Pizzarellis for one hotsy-totsy week.

    David Finkle: Come to the Cabaret Two by Two

  • I glanced at the Hispanic tootsies slinging hotsy-totsy hash from hip to hip all around me.

    Dancing with Werewolves

  • Clark Gable is one of the few actors who could pull off the sincerity he is supposed to feel, and even say lines like, “Everything is hotsy-totsy.”

    Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

  • The mechanic across the street from me was working on a hotsy-totsy (now there's an archaic term) year-old Saab convertible the other day.

    Recommended vehicle types/makes?

  • But a month ago Roy was offered a job managing three Applebees over in Augusta, and the Wagon Wheel owners brought in Wilbur with his hotsy-totsy degree in hospitality from Georgia State University and his uppity attitude.

    A Dollar Short

  • He was transferred to a private hospital—pretty hotsy-totsy, from what I understand—after being found unfit to stand trial.

    The Girls He Adored

  • But as soon as Miss du Mugne insisted upon availing herself of my services, I raced back here and secured from that Miss Mathers who deals in lists and things, three perfectly good little dungeons on the second floor, all side by side and hotsy-totsy.

    Laurels are Poison

  • Eleanor, who has been imprisoned by her husband King Henry II of England Peter O'Toole since 1173, to be let out only for the holidays, has spent most of the action sparring with him and his hotsy-totsy mistress, or taunting her sons, compost-smelling John, historically neglible Geoffrey and future Lionheart, Richard.

    The Guardian World News

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