window-dresser love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In a retail store, a person employed to dress a show-window or to arrange in the window an attractive display of samples of the goods for sale in the store.

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Examples

  • He was also a window-dresser, and he had a client who was a Chinese guy who ran a department store on Canal Street, and I remember going down there — this was around 1960, 1961.

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  • The chemistry between Rhoda and Joe was immediate and vital, as it had to be, because millions of Americans had spent Saturday nights during the previous four years watching best friends Mary and Rhoda endure bad dates, suffer intrusions from neighbor Phyllis and navigate the ups and downs of their respective careers (Mary a producer of local news at WJM-TV, Rhoda a window-dresser at the department store Hempel's).

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  • Various documents highlight his work as a window-dresser, designer, culture guru, advocate for gay rights, humanist, collector and icon.

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  • He did not get rises; he lost situations; there was something in his eye employers did not like; he would have lost his places oftener if he had not been at times an exceptionally brilliant salesman, rather carefully neat, and a slow but very fair window-dresser.

    The History of Mr. Polly

  • Baum was an actor, producer, salesman, pitchman, entrepreneur, window-dresser, purveyor of popular but critically ignored stories under a half-dozen different pseudonyms, a loving but never settled family man forever hosting parties for his children and their friends, staging magic-lantern shows and puppet plays and carving wooden geese for his soon-to-be-sold beach house.

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  • When the window-dresser quit, Ms. Price asked for the job.

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  • The French tradesman is a better window-dresser than the Englishman.

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  • "I'm a window-dresser from New York; have you got a drink handy?" he said.

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  • Momentarily the window-dresser leapt into life as Agapoulos beheld one of his cunning effects destroyed, but he forced a smile when Grantham, shrugging his shoulders, replied:

    Tales of Chinatown

  • The window-dresser was lost again in the bank manager who has arranged a profitable overdraft.

    Tales of Chinatown

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