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  • In those days Aureliano lived off the sale of silverware, candlesticks, and other bric-a-brac from the house.†   (source)
  • Bits and pieces of equipment lay strewn all over the floor, and at the rear was a heavy wooden table covered with books, bottles, and bric-a-brac.†   (source)
  • All she saw was rows of polished copper pots, huge potted plants, and more china bric-a-brac.†   (source)
  • After making the bed, sweeping my room and hanging up the clothes, if and when I remembered to dust the bric-a-brac, I unfailingly held one too tightly and crunched off a leg or two, or too loosely and dropped it, to shatter it into miserable pieces.†   (source)
  • Eighty-seven years to fill them, and full of brick and brack, a bric-a-brac, and she wants to break the law ....What's happened to them?†   (source)
  • Out went the ornate bric-a-brac, the austere furniture carved with the family crest.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Poole's house was like a museum with all of her bric-a-brac, little crystal and pewter and silver birds and figurines which my mother ordinarily would have called "dust collectors.†   (source)
  • I remembered, then, how it had taken longer than I expected to clear the room completely: it was crammed full of her furnishings, every sort of bric-a-brac and notion and wall hanging.†   (source)
  • Octave held Esther Clumly's arm to guide her through the maze of wobbly tables, umbrella stands, lamps, bric-a-brac.†   (source)
  • The wide rooms seemed too narrow for his rolling gait, and to himself he was in terror lest his broad shoulders should collide with the doorways or sweep the bric-a-brac from the low mantel.   (source)
  • She began to take things out — various bits and pieces, bric-a-brac.†   (source)
  • Clearly, it was the Sargasso Sea of the apartment, where objects banished from the carefully decorated public rooms washed up: mismatched end tables; Asian bric-a-brac; a knockout collection of silver table bells.†   (source)
  • As soon as I could decently slip away from breakfast and my untouched plate, I went back to the telephone in the family room, with Irenka flustering around and running the vacuum and dusting the bric-a-brac all around me, and Kitsey across the room on the computer, determined not to even look at me.†   (source)
  • Miss Eva's presence was there in the few pieces of china bric-a-brac that Mattie had saved over the years.†   (source)
  • They entered the house and she set her suitcase on the thick green carpet and looked around the huge living room overcrowded with expensive mahogany furniture and china bric-a-brac.†   (source)
  • There was only the glitter of the china closet, the heavy old buffet, the lamps and bric-a-brac of the dead Runians.†   (source)
  • And so there's no necessity for broken bric-a-brac.†   (source)
  • We do not go in for cheap bric-a-brac.†   (source)
  • Everyone brought presents for the house, bric-a-brac, pictures, a silver spoon or two, linen pillow cases, napkins, rag rugs, small articles which they had saved from Sherman and treasured but which they now swore were of no earthly use to them.†   (source)
  • It is like a bric-a-brac shop, all monsters and dust, with everything priced above its proper value.†   (source)
  • Some pictures, several rugs, a few small pieces of bric-a-brac, and the tale of contents is told.†   (source)
  • You produce on me no effect with your gesture of Hippocrates refusing Artaxerxes' bric-a-brac.†   (source)
  • Yes: I think he is a good fellow: rather miscellaneous and bric-a-brac, but likable.†   (source)
  • Every morning, a fresh offering of bric-a-brac from the grandfather to Cosette.†   (source)
  • He was a plump rosy man of the blond Jewish type, with smart London clothes fitting him like upholstery, and small sidelong eyes which gave him the air of appraising people as if they were bric-a-brac.†   (source)
  • It was true that she claimed to be fond of 'antiques,' and used to assume a rapturous and knowing air when she confessed how she loved to spend the whole day 'rummaging' in second-hand shops, hunting for 'bric-a-brac,' and things of the 'right date.'†   (source)
  • When one reads hurriedly and nervously, having in mind written tests and examinations, one's brain becomes encumbered with a lot of choice bric-a-brac for which there seems to be little use.†   (source)
  • Mr. Bantling, a stout, sleek, smiling man of forty, wonderfully dressed, universally informed and incoherently amused, laughed immoderately at everything Henrietta said, gave her several cups of tea, examined in her society the bric-a-brac, of which Ralph had a considerable collection, and afterwards, when the host proposed they should go out into the square and pretend it was a fete-champetre, walked round the limited enclosure several times with her and, at a dozen turns of their talk, bounded responsive—as with a positive passion for argument—to her remarks upon the inner life.†   (source)
  • But its oddities were of a different cast from those of our hero's gilded saloons on the Boulevard Haussmann: the place was low, dusky, contracted, and crowded with curious bric-a-brac.†   (source)
  • I said I had been having a general jail-delivery at Camelot and among neighboring castles, and with her permission I would like to examine her collection, her bric-a-brac—that is to say, her prisoners.†   (source)
  • An old broken lantern which I have just seen at a bric-a-brac merchant's suggests a reflection to my mind; it is time to enlighten the human race.†   (source)
  • At that moment, a ragged child who was coming down through the Rue Menilmontant, holding in his hand a branch of blossoming laburnum which he had just plucked on the heights of Belleville, caught sight of an old holster-pistol in the show-window of a bric-a-brac merchant's shop.†   (source)
  • This platter, which is very curious, and which had, possibly, the honor of furnishing Moliere with an idea, was still in existence in September, 1845; it was for sale by a bric-a-brac merchant in the Boulevard Beaumarchais.†   (source)
  • Therapontigonus Miles could walk arm in arm with Vadeboncoeur the grenadier, Damasippus the second-hand dealer would be happy among bric-a-brac merchants, Vincennes could grasp Socrates in its fist as just as Agora could imprison Diderot, Grimod de la Reyniere discovered larded roast beef, as Curtillus invented roast hedgehog, we see the trapeze which figures in Plautus reappear under the vault of the Arc of l'Etoile, the sword-eater of Poecilus encountered by Apuleius is†   (source)
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