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synonyms for pinch-runner

  • runner
  • baseburner
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How to use pinch-runner in a sentence

To talk German was beyond the sweep of my dizziest ambition, but an Italian runner or porter instantly presented himself.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
And since he was a very fast runner—for short distances—he met Grandfather Mole just as the old chap was crawling up the bank.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
Here are pretty goings on—a pinch of your snuff, Perker, my boy—never were such times, eh?
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
That first 'pinch' was its own priceless reward, far above present appreciation or future fame.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Both the twain were very bare and scant of the goods of this world, and even then were feeling bitterly the pinch of hunger.
THE MERRIE TALES OF JACQUES TOURNEBROCHEANATOLE FRANCE
He observed Tommy Bray take a pinch of salt, and then ask for a cup of tea, though he had a basin of bread-and-milk before him.
DIGBY HEATHCOTEW.H.G. KINGSTON
Furthermore, thar oughter be somebody detailed to shute the women folks when it comes to the last pinch.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
He would be staggering, half blind with exhaustion—like a runner at the end of a long race, with a rival close at his heels.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
The pinch has neither pouches on the sides of his cheeks, nor callosities on his posteriors.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME IX (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
The judge took the bottle and poured a drop on that small pinch of dust the man had last given him.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PINCH-RUNNER

  • baseburner
  • pinch-runner
  • runner
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