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  • n. Plural form of shebang.


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  • The superior race did not feel itself debased by selling bad whisky at an extravagant price to the poor, thirsty Africans who went by the "shebangs" to and from their daily toil.

    Bricks without Straw A Novel

  • December, after living for six weeks in improvised huts or "shebangs," as they were called, roughly put together of rails, stones, and any other material to be found, the Nineteenth Corps broke up its cantonment before Kernstown, called Camp Russell, and marching over the frozen ground, took up a position to cover the railway and the roads near Stephenson's.

    History of the Nineteenth Army Corps

  • V-Day “shebangs” are taxing: they require time, planning and extremely large biceps.

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  • Yet the grounds were evidently crowded with waggons and men; he recognised sounds which indicated that tents were being erected, drains and sinks dug; the rattle of planks and boards were significant of preparation for the construction of "shebangs."

    Ailsa Paige

  • "And the shebangs and grog-shops and the dirty, drunken villages?" interrupted the old man.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • The soldiers guarding the road came out from their tents or shebangs of bushes with rumpled hair and half-awake look.

    Back to Washington. Specimen Days

  • It was when trying to bucket out the fire the lieut'nant was shot, and it was a roaring conflagration in five minutes, and from that it spread to the agency and the other shebangs, and it was all we could do to get the women and children out of the cellars and into the corral, and them bucks firing from every sage brush for a mile around.

    Under Fire

  • It's of course J.R.R. Tolkien's collection of myths and tales from the oldest days of Middle-earth (and the world as such) - and being what it is, it's told in an old fashioned style which lends a certain religious air to the whole shebangs.

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  • But for those of you who need a party atmosphere, there are some big ole shebangs going on around town:



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