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  • He had taken a ten-cent drink when the rest of us were drinking five-cent drinks!

    Chapter 9

  • I treated a second time around, and then, to my amazement, Johnny redeemed himself in that matter of the ten-cent drink.

    Chapter 9

  • Such a disaster meant anywhere between twenty-five to eighty cents, just according to how many of the players ordered ten-cent drinks.

    Chapter 19

  • I didn't care over-weeningly for it for personal gratification; and in my philosophy I completed the circle, finding myself as equable with the lack of a ten-cent piece as I was with the squandering of scores of dollars in calling all men and hangers-on up to the bar to drink with me.

    Chapter 18

  • I've seen him eat in a ten-cent hash-house and pay fifty cents for the cigar he smoked afterward.

    Chapter 36

  • I even drew the figures so fine as to permit him not only to live in the best hotel but to smoke two twenty-five-cent cigars and indulge in a ten-cent shine each day, and still not cost the taxpayers so much as they were accustomed to pay for his conviction and jail entertainment.

    Local Color

  • They were ten-cent blurts of low-brow bliss, and they had to compete for space on newsstands with the pulps and glossy magazines marketed to adults, so they had to push really hard to fire up kids' imaginations

    Douglas Wolk: How Comics Became Literature for Adults

  • Then I put on clean fatigues and walk over to ten-cent night at the club for our weekly drinking contest.

    The Korean Bargain

  • Employees value the ten-cent pieces because they have meaning.

    The Orange Revolution

  • "If I lose all this," he waved his hands over his pile of ten-cent chips, "I'm still ahead!"

    The Nervous Breakdown

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