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  • There were a quick-lunch shack and two barnlike stages and everywhere about the lot, groups of waiting, hopeful, painted faces.

    Tender is the Night

  • For many of us, food is merely something that we eat, sometimes at leisure but often on a quick-lunch basis.

    Why Not?

  • Full of enthusiasm over the coming adventure and his part in it, Archie hurried out to a quick-lunch counter and bought himself a light meal, for he feared that he would have to remain at Coney Island through the evening.

    The Adventures of a Boy Reporter

  • Whereupon, to his vast and historic surprise, a brace of she-bears came out of a wood and used him for a quick-lunch bar, along with forty-one of his playmates.

    The Saint in Action

  • The birds should dine that evening on the quick-lunch principle.

    The Intrusion of Jimmy

  • Such marionette tragedies mingled ever with the grander passion of seeing life as a ruined thing; her birthright to aspiring cleanness sold for a mess of quick-lunch pottage.

    The Job An American Novel

  • But the ruck -- the rank and file -- had to take such marital happiness as came their way on the quick-lunch system.

    Desert Conquest or, Precious Waters

  • He slapped the china and silver down with the familiar bravura of a quick-lunch waiter, and her heart sank, remembering that she had once admired his skill.

    We Can't Have Everything

  • He spoke of a boarding-house kept by a certain Mrs. Bowse, and a presidential campaign, and the election of a mayor, and a quick-lunch counter, and when President Garfield had been assassinated, and a department store, and the electric lights, and the way he had of making a sort of picture of every thing was really instructive and, well, fascinating.

    T. Tembarom

  • Alabama has beaten her public bars into soda fountains and quick-lunch rooms, and though her club bars still look like real ones, the drinks served are so soft that no splash occurs when reminiscent tears drop into them.

    American Adventures A Second Trip 'Abroad at home'


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