from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A swingletree.


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  • In the past he has painted interiors that exist, or must once have existed, but were necessarily imagined – Che Guevara's mountain hideout, Jimi Hendrix's last resting place, the Queen's bedroom (with a single-bar heater).

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  • A single-bar electric heater, its flex trailing down to a socket near the floor, hung from the ceiling.


  • Then she seemed to become aware of her surroundings again and her eyes wandered over the bed, her pathetic hands, the single-bar electric fire and finally Thanet and Lineham.

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  • Witham scrutinized the single-bar tabs on my collar.

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  • Now, I lived in Officer Country and ate in the wardroom — but the only things really different about me were the single-bar tabs on my collar, my tan uniform, and the fact that many of the enlisted men called me Mr. Rick — which I thought preferable to being referred to as Mr. Dick.

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  • She unfolded and adjusted a single-bar cooking rack, placing it over the fire.

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  • Sumerian duck also finds an echo, much later on, in a single-bar electric fire whose backplate has been snipped into the form of a yellow fish, a tench swimming in the grate, by

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  • The old bromide that a quarterback had to pay his dues as a backup is becoming as obsolete as single-bar facemasks. Front Page

  • Looking back, the Arizona State coach said the biggest cosmetic change his team made then was switching from a single-bar facemask to a double-bar, and some players still played without one at all.

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  • A basic single-bar boozer named after a real landlady who confusingly used to run the Royal Oak two miles away.

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