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  • Kovaliov's tiny bedroom opens out of a niche in a newspaper-collage wall, his giant manservant resides in the wardrobe closet, and the jaunty nose—alternately a dancer in a papier-mâché costume and a shadow-theater puppet silhouette—goes to church, turns down some snuff and joy-rides a skeletal silhouette horse.

    An Ingeniously Staged 'Nose'

  • Shortly after that, GM and Chrysler vehicles helped families take afternoon ‘joy-rides’ together, and also longer trips to see relatives, and to experience some remote ‘neck of the woods’!

    Wonk Room » House GOP: ‘Cash For Clunkers’ Is Wildly Popular, Proving That Government ‘Can’t Run’ Programs

  • Never a man to hide anything, some of his escapades became public, such as speeding, and of joy-rides in his big red motor-car down to San Jose with companions distinctly sporty -- incidents that were narrated as good fun and comically in the newspapers.

    Chapter X

  • It was reduced to window-dressing and the Corruption Commission coordinator was caught using PDVSA's fleet of executive jets for joy-rides to Disneyland etc.

    Make no mistake about it, there's an all-out war going on out there!

  • It's strikes me as something that I would buy for a boyfriend who might be scared off by some of the olfactory joy-rides that I usually buy.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • There was a small burst of ironic clapping from the assembled engineers, most of whom had already taken joy-rides up to heights of a few kilometres.

    The Fountains of Paradise

  • I am interested, however, in the size and conscience of the men who handle them, and what I object to is that some corporation men are taking "joy-rides" in their corporations.

    Woodrow Wilson as I Know Him

  • He bought his own petrol from the Belgian _Parc d'Automobiles_, and, when he was not driving wounded, took as many of the staff for joy-rides as he could.

    Fanny Goes to War

  • Many people in South Africa would have to dispense with their motor joy-rides at Christmas in consequence.

    Five Months on a German Raider Being the Adventures of an Englishman Captured by the 'Wolf'

  • Icelandic pony -- so dear to the farmer in New Iceland, and for long known as "a man's best friend" -- has now for the most part come to serve the well-to-do who can afford to use it for their joy-rides, its place in farmwork being taken by modern agricultural machinery.

    Seven Icelandic Short Stories


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