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  • In one of the neighborhoods I lived in there was a classic corner candy store, one that had a long formica counter flanked by revolving red-topped stools; behind the counter was perched a sea-green malted mixer, a bleacher stacked with Neccos, Chuckles, B-B Bats and Yoo-Hoos, a large tarnished griddle upon which hamburger patties and home fries hissed and popped, and the whole space seemingly lit in sepia.

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  • They, the barons of the media with their red-topped assassins, are the biggest beasts in the modern jungle.

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  • Meanwhile, flocks of red-topped, blue-bottomed young women on the day shift filled the road, riding their bikes in.

    China Makes, The World Takes

  • He has in fact run his press department and indeed in my view the government very much like the roughest red-topped tabloid newspaper since the moment he walked into Downing Street and obtained the special powers which he had until he resigned.

    CNN Transcript Jan 31, 2004

  • But the map on the wall that had recorded the progress of the war had stopped at Gallipoli, where a last red-topped pin signed Suvla Bay.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • Then a red-topped, 6-5, 250-pound distraction moved toward him.

    Edmonds a big deal for Cards

  • In answer to this the shaggy red-topped monster thrust his spear at Mac, who broke it off while burning the spear from the hand of the other monster with his laser attachment.

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  • “We got here just in time,” the red-topped figure said in a deep but feminine voice.

    STRANGE NEW WORLDS

  • The door opened quickly, and Tomboy's red-topped head peeked around the corner.

    Arctic Fire

  • She remembered, too, with hate sharpened by envy the red plaid dress, the red-topped boots with tassels and the pancake hat of Emmie Slattery.

    Gone with the Wind

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