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  • Look, I found that paraphernalia of yours.†   (source)
  • In addition to the paraphernalia taped to her walls, she has a dozen china teacups filled with plastic glitter rings, and silver rings with amber stones, and glass rings with pressed flowers.†   (source)
  • The far wall was covered with saddles, harnesses, and other paraphernalia.†   (source)
  • He was bulging with weapons and paraphernalia and his face was serious.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Several folding chairs filled the center of the small space while detectors, oscilloscopes, and other paraphernalia lined the narrow table against the north wall.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Vitaly shoots the bolt and swings the door open, sweeping a clean half-circle through the drug paraphernalia.†   (source)
  • "Against you?" he muttered as he gathered up an armful of paraphernalia.†   (source)
  • So we packed up a weekend's worth of paraphernalia in our blue Ford Expedition and got our family ready to head north.†   (source)
  • Jenny had the boys strapped into a double stroller that could have been mistaken for a maintenance cart, loaded up in the back with all manner of toddler paraphernalia, from applesauce to wet wipes.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I pointed at the medical paraphernalia adorning her.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I stared at the long counter, covered in all the paraphernalia of a beauty salon, and began to feel my sleepless night.†   (source)
  • They were part of my schoolteacher's paraphernalia.†   (source)
  • They hoisted the screaming rider up from the foot of the barn wall and gently laid him on the horse paraphernalia.†   (source)
  • On weekends, after work, or in the middle of the night, they'd go for a drive that always ended at a drug house, hanging out for hours on dirty couches around coffee tables cluttered with beer cans, ashtrays, and drug paraphernalia.†   (source)
  • I've got zip for paraphernalia.†   (source)
  • The street was crowded, and with the anticipation of the end of classes that meant the start of good times, students were smiling and laughing and buying SU paraphernalia in the stores on Marshall Street.†   (source)
  • Fortunately for Longfellow, a customs lawyer who was a friend of the del Valle family appeared and offered to take charge, placing Marcos and all his paraphernalia in a freight car, which he shipped to the capital to the only known address of the deceased: his sister's house.†   (source)
  • Most of the paraphernalia had already been marked.†   (source)
  • Among the sheet music and cello paraphernalia is a pile of magazines, my face peeking out from the covers.†   (source)
  • Felicia remembers how when she was in grammar school the paraphernalia of faith had proved more intriguing than its overwrought lessons.†   (source)
  • 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…†   (source)
  • They were a medicine man's paraphernalia, laid beside the painted gourd rattles and deer-hoof clackers of the ceremony.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Some of the townspeople, at BROWN'S direction, carry on a long picnic table, loaded with foodstuffs, potato salad, fried turkey, pickled fruits, cold meats and all the picnic paraphernalia.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Doc clattered all his paraphernalia.†   (source)
  • Then the turkeys were bought, and expensive incubators, and weighing machines, and all the rest of the paraphernalia Dick thought essential; but before even the first lot of eggs were hatched, he remarked one day that he thought of using the runs and the houses, not for turkeys, but for rabbits.†   (source)
  • Why don't you go out and see what kind of drug paraphernalia is out there.†   (source)
  • His father went downstairs to the cellar; he had transformed part of the cellar into a combination recreation room and office, pine-paneled, with some office paraphernalia plus a Ping-Pong table and a television set.†   (source)
  • What paraphernalia do you mean?†   (source)
  • Back in Thomas's car, Minerva spreads out her paraphernalia on the backseat and says, "Take us close as we can git to water."†   (source)
  • But it is a faithful object; springtimes, we take it to the woods and fill it with flowers, herbs, wild fern for our porch pots; in the summer, we pile it with picnic paraphernalia and sugar-cane fishing poles and roll it down to the edge of a creek; it has its winter uses, too: as a truck for hauling firewood from the yard to the kitchen, as a warm bed for Queenie, our tough little orange and white rat terrier who has survived distemper and two rattlesnake bites.†   (source)
  • With paraphernalia to spare, he ran out between the big bushes ahead of us with a strange, rushing, fuse-like, Yankee sound-out through the evening and into his Ford, and was gone like that.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • They were on ponies, and each pony was slung about with all kinds of baggages, packages, parcels, and paraphernalia.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • We descended into a terrifying canyon of black rock, and there in the depths of a cave, he showed me a golden chalice, vestments and cruets, all the paraphernalia for celebrating Mass.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • And that was the last time that they used the ponies, packages, baggages, tools and paraphernalia that they had brought with them.†   (source)
  • Nels stowed some of the paraphernalia away, making room in the rear seat.†   (source)
  • Theatrical paraphernalia had been provided over and above her care.†   (source)
  • It was part of the paraphernalia of the art-student in Paris.†   (source)
  • And with room on the shore below for all the tents and paraphernalia of the company.†   (source)
  • She loved his artist's paraphernalia, and the books, and the photos of people.†   (source)
  • By the door that leads out of the house and at the back of the stage, portmanteaux and travelling paraphernalia are piled up.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • By now he was availing himself of every possible means of protection against the cold, the whole paraphernalia.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • But he was there, they were all there that morning when I came down to breakfast, and saw that Paul was frightened—the man who loved me frightened and all his paraphernalia fallen, so that I knew it was impossible, because personal relations are the important thing for ever and ever, and not this outer life of telegrams and anger.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The flare of the gas-jets, the open trunks, suggestive of travel and display, the scattered contents of the make-up box—rouge, pearl powder, whiting, burnt cork, India ink, pencils for the eye-lids, wigs, scissors, looking-glasses, drapery—in short, all the nameless paraphernalia of disguise, have a remarkable atmosphere of their own.†   (source)
  • He had bought some paraphernalia for his project: a book on general botany, a handy trowel for digging up plants, a herbarium, a powerful magnifying glass; and the young man went to work on his balcony, dressed for summer again now, »n one of the suits he had brought with him at the very start—this, too, another token that the year had come full circle.†   (source)
  • 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…†   (source)
  • 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,…†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The house was dismantled; the rich furniture and effects, the awful chandeliers and dreary blank mirrors packed away and hidden, the rich rosewood drawing-room suite was muffled in straw, the carpets were rolled up and corded, the small select library of well-bound books was stowed into two wine-chests, and the whole paraphernalia rolled away in several enormous vans to the Pantechnicon, where they were to lie until Georgy's majority.†   (source)
  • I was curious to see what the late Mr. Beaton had considered useful in the way of paraphernalia.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
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