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  • a sports-paraphernalia store
  • passed a law against having certain paraphernalia associated with illegal drugs
  • The company sells campaign paraphernalia.
  • By the door that leads out of the house and at the back of the stage, portmanteaux and travelling paraphernalia are piled up.
    Anton Chekhov  --  The Cherry Orchard

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  • Among the sheet music and cello paraphernalia is a pile of magazines, my face peeking out from the covers.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Each had decorated his or her space elaborately but tastefully—one office full of sailing paraphernalia, most of it seeming airborne, hanging from the exposed beams, another arrayed with bonsai trees.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • "Against you?" he muttered as he gathered up an armful of paraphernalia.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • The walls are covered with issues of They Walk Among Us, and where the issues end, alien paraphernalia takes up the rest—but unlike Sam’s, the posters are actual photographs taken over the years, blown up and grainy so that it is hard to make them out, mostly white blips on black backdrops.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • Angela carefully dug through the embroidery, personal items, and other paraphernalia in her tapestry bag and pulled out the newspaper folded to the Westing obituary.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • As I pulled in sight of the public landing, I saw the whole class huddled under an oak tree near the row of sheds where the islanders stored their fishing and shrimping paraphernalia.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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  • Tante Jans, who loved medical paraphernalia of every kind, took a tremendous fancy to the new doctor and from then on consulted him as often as her finances would permit.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • As a matter of fact, his return to the Pink Palace and his establishment once again of the cozy love nest upstairs seemed so natural that to this . day I cannot remember when or how he transported back all the furniture and clothing and paraphernalia he had decamped with that night, replacing them so that it appeared that he had never stormed off with them at all.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I pointed at the medical paraphernalia adorning her.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • I was curious to see what the late Mr. Beaton had considered useful in the way of paraphernalia.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • The original paraphernalia for the lottery had been lost long ago, and the black box now resting on the stool had been put into use even before Old Man Warner, the oldest man in town, was born.
    Shirley Jackson  --  The Lottery
  • Look, I found that paraphernalia of yours.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • The far wall was covered with saddles, harnesses, and other paraphernalia.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • So we packed up a weekend’s worth of paraphernalia in our blue Ford Expedition and got our family ready to head north.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • They were on ponies, and each pony was slung about with all kinds of baggages, packages, parcels, and paraphernalia.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • But deeper than this lies the original motive, the never-questioned instinct that first led to the seizure of power and brought doublethink, the Thought Police, continuous warfare, and all the other necessary paraphernalia into existence afterwards.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • I stared at the long counter, covered in all the paraphernalia of a beauty salon, and began to feel my sleepless night.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • He took with him a bag in which were many instruments and drugs, "the ghastly paraphernalia of our beneficial trade," as he once called, in one of his lectures, the equipment of a professor of the healing craft.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • An insurance agent required a desk at home, where he could fill out the never-ending series of reports and keep the documents and the other paraphernalia of his trade.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • They stayed for tea of course, and instead of a lazy nibbling of cucumber sandwiches under the chestnut tree, we had the paraphernalia of a stiff tea in the drawing-room, which I always loathed.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • A number of things are kept there: stockpiles of metal used by the convicts to manufacture automobile license plates, lumber, old machinery, baseball paraphernalia-and also an unpainted wooden gallows that smells faintly of pine.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • So the citizen takes up one of his paraphernalia papers and he starts reading out: —A delegation of the chief cotton magnates of Manchester was presented yesterday to His Majesty the Alaki of Abeakuta by Gold Stick in Waiting, Lord Walkup of Walkup on Eggs, to tender to His Majesty the heartfelt thanks of British traders for the facilities afforded them in his dominions.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Three months later searchers came across another Nemo graffito a little farther down the gulch (the rising waters of Lake Powell, which began to fill upon the completion of Glen Canyon Dam, in 1963, have long since erased both inscriptions), but except for the burros and their tack, none of Ruess’s possessions, his camping paraphernalia, journals, and paintings, was ever found.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Everybody began attending to the paraphernalia of a challenge, the usual sealing of the gages with signets and so on, and the fixing of the date.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Each house consisted of two compartments, and each family at Lebrun’s possessed a compartment for itself, fitted out with all the essential paraphernalia of the bath and whatever other conveniences the owners might desire.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • They were a medicine man’s paraphernalia, laid beside the painted gourd rattles and deer-hoof clackers of the ceremony.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • Theatrical paraphernalia had been provided over and above her care.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • They had a big, rambling house up the street from us, set behind a morbid facade of pine trees, and surrounded by scooters, tricycles, doll carriages, toy fire trucks, baseball bats, badminton nets, croquet wickets, hamster cages and cocker spaniel puppies-the whole sprawling paraphernalia of suburban childhood.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • She loved his artist’s paraphernalia, and the books, and the photos of people.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • It is such a scene as the excavation of the Royal Cemetery at Ur has revealed with the mass immolations as well as the magnificent paraphernalia of the funeral: the gifts, banquets, robings, and the bread and the wine offered by the dead king to the gods of the underworld at his entry of the ’Land of No Return’.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • He was bulging with weapons and paraphernalia and his face was serious.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • And with room on the shore below for all the tents and paraphernalia of the company.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • They hoisted the screaming rider up from the foot of the barn wall and gently laid him on the horse paraphernalia.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • He had his court dress with him; he had insisted that Dobbin should bring his regimental paraphernalia; he announced that it was his intention to be presented at some foreign courts, and pay his respects to the Sovereigns of the countries which he honoured with a visit.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • We perceive vast fluctuations in that fog, a dizzy mirage, paraphernalia of war almost unknown to-day, pendant colbacks, floating sabre-taches, cross-belts, cartridge-boxes for grenades, hussar dolmans, red boots with a thousand wrinkles, heavy shakos garlanded with torsades, the almost black infantry of Brunswick mingled with the scarlet infantry of England, the English soldiers with great, white circular pads on the slopes of their shoulders for epaulets, the Hanoverian light-horse…
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Several folding chairs filled the center of the small space while detectors, oscilloscopes, and other paraphernalia lined the narrow table against the north wall.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • On top of all this paraphernalia went the hated black chad or We would go in the car Of Morteza, Moody’s nephew, piling into it along with Ameh Bozorg, her daughter Fereshteh, and Morteza, his wife, Nastaran, and their daughter, happy little Nelufar.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • With its many occultish-looking folds, it also served as the repository for the paraphernalia of a very heavy cigarette smoker and an amateur handyman; two oversized pockets had been added at the hips, and they usually contained two or three packs of cigarettes, several match folders, a screwdriver, a claw-end hammer, a Boy Scout knife that had once belonged to one of her sons, and an enamel faucet handle or two, plus an assortment of screws, nails, hinges, and ball-bearing casters—all…
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • Her eyes followed his, searching among the new paraphernalia, the trapezes over the water, the swinging rings, the portable bathhouses, the floating towers, the searchlights from last night’s fêtes, the modernistic buffet, white with a hackneyed motif of endless handlebars.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • It is a consoling idea (let us remark in passing), to think that the death penalty, which three hundred years ago still encumbered with its iron wheels, its stone gibbets, and all its paraphernalia of torture, permanent and riveted to the pavement, the Grève, the Halles, the Place Dauphine, the Cross du Trahoir, the Marché aux Pourceaux, that hideous Montfaucon, the barrier des Sergents, the Place aux Chats, the Porte Saint-Denis, Champeaux, the Porte Baudets, the Porte Saint Jacques,…
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • It was part of the paraphernalia of the art-student in Paris.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Nels stowed some of the paraphernalia away, making room in the rear seat.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • Most of the paraphernalia had already been marked.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • Doc clattered all his paraphernalia.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • They were part of my schoolteacher’s paraphernalia.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • I’ve got zip for paraphernalia.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
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