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red tape
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Bleak House
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  • …of blank forms of legal process; in skins and rolls of parchment; in paper—foolscap, brief, draft, brown, white, whiteybrown, and blotting; in stamps; in office-quills, pens, ink, Indiarubber, pounce, pins, pencils, sealing-wax, and wafers; in red tape and green ferret; in pocket-books, almanacs, diaries, and law lists; in string boxes, rulers, inkstands—glass and leaden—pen-knives, scissors, bodkins, and other small office-cutlery; in short, in articles too numerous to mention, ever…

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  • Judge Biederman says that she is going to overlook all of the red tape for now I can see that Pattie likes the idea of red tape.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • Red tape.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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