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vaudeville
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  • He called on the famous actors and vaudeville artists when they came to town, gave them cigars, addressed them by their first names, and—sometimes—succeeded in bringing them to the Boosters’ lunches to give The Boys a Free Entertainment.
  • …walls, bounded from the ceiling of lavender-bordered milky tiles, while the lords of the city, the barons of insurance and law and fertilizers and motor tires, laid down the law for Zenith; announced that the day was warm-indeed, indisputably of spring; that wages were too high and the interest on mortgages too low; that Babe Ruth, the eminent player of baseball, was a noble man; and that "those two nuts at the Climax Vaudeville Theater this week certainly are a slick pair of actors."

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  • The three hops of the bunny became three struts of a vaudeville vamp.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • Whatever she does or says is burnished with an almost vaudevillian touch.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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