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  • Detective Erin Conroy left the club wondering if the management had just covered for Tera; maybe the dancer was even camped out there, in a back room or dressing area.

    Sin City

  • He handled the University's printing, made up the annual catalogue, kept the library open at specified hours every day, filled in and signed diplomas, and played chess tirelessly in his spare time in the back room of Dr. Michie's drugstore.

    Manuscript Draft: Walter Reed: Doctor in Uniform, by Laura Wood, [19 -- ]

  • Turning to Bales, Koos told GUIDO in a more fatherly tone, Steve, I was listening to you talk to your back room and I thought you had it nailed.

    First Man

  • Fox had had the distinction of getting his ass handed to him by Margolies-Mezvinsky two years earlier, and so the boys in the smoky back room had their doubts about his ability to win.

    How to Rig an Election

  • Dozens of trays of letters used by compositors in a back room — once a milking stall maybe — were overturned on the floor.

    Son of a Witch

  • But recently, this back room was added on, exclusively for the use of laudanum takers.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • Sometimes at the beginning I stayed in bed the entire day, listening to the city sounds—metal blinds being pulled up and down, motorbikes, voices—wishing I was back in my old bed in a back room in Hatch Street with everything familiar and easy.

    The Empty Family

  • There was more variety than in the back room of a junk-shop.

    Maigret at the Crossroads

  • Hummingbird stuck her head into the back room and hollered, Kacey?

    Unpretty

  • Nora thought about something a teetotaling friend had said to her once, as they were crushed in the crowded back room of a pub.

    FALSE MERMAID

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