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  • n. Plural form of pigeon-hole.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of pigeon-hole.


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  • Its legs are stainless steel; the lacquer is available in 10 colors. 51" x 17", $13,350, Clerk's Desk As people began to undertake their own clerical work, clerks' desks—with pigeon-holes, 'cubbies,' drawers and other filing systems—made their way into the home.

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  • There are no ceilings to the pigeon-holes, the walls are thin, and the snores from all the sleepers and every move and turn of your nearer neighbours come plainly to your ears.


  • To get an adequate idea of a floor filled with cabins, you have merely to magnify a layer of the pasteboard pigeon-holes of an egg - crate till each pigeon-hole is seven feet in height and otherwise properly dimensioned, then place the magnified layer on the floor of


  • Further, it was a strange black, for he did not identify it with the many he possessed filed away in the pigeon-holes of his brain.


  • No, I've never thought of it in that terms, and I generally vehemently oppose the notion that there's anything distinctly different about science fiction by Canadians versus science fiction by Americans: I don't like pigeon-holes and I prefer to think in terms of individual authors rather than national identities.

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  • Did they think that, those throngs of people packed into subways at this hour, seeking tables in noisy restaurants, waiting at jammed corners for the traffic signal, climbing weary and worn at last to the pigeon-holes they called home?

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  • Getting fully into the spirit of the thing, I finished off my masterpiece with a rude word, carefully sprinkled it with sand and blotted it before propping it up against the bank of pigeon-holes.

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  • Moreover, in spite of all this, and because of all this, this strange dialect has by rights, its own compartment in that great impartial case of pigeon-holes where there is room for the rusty farthing as well as for the gold medal, and which is called literature.

    Les Miserables

  • To the left of this, an administrative office, reassuringly full of the bureaucratic impedimenta of desks, pigeon-holes and dusty ledgers.


  • If you do not form your world into black/white, yes/no pigeon-holes you give yourself more options in how to respond to the world.

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