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Usage examples for queue

  1. He also shaves the whole head with the exception of a round patch at the back, from which the much- prized queue is grown. – China and the Chinese by Herbert Allen Giles
  2. The man in front of me in the queue, a stout bourgeois, with his wife and two small daughters, bought four candles at a franc each. – A Wanderer in Paris by E. V. Lucas
  3. When they were exterminated by the government, the head of their chief, with its dangling queue, was mounted on a pole near- by, and preserved in a cage from birds of prey, as a warning to all others who might aspire to the same notoriety. – Across Asia on a Bicycle by Thomas Gaskell Allen and William Lewis Sachtleben
  4. Should they want more matches than it suited him to sell, then want must be their master; did some sly knave appear at the top of the queue, without having worked his way up past my urn, then it was: 'I saw you, Jock! – Notes of a Camp-Follower on the Western Front by E. W. Hornung
  5. It is not my idea of pleasure to stand shivering in a queue for a couple of hours, and hunt for omnibuses after a performance. – The Daughters of a Genius by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  6. Some associate the queue with religion, and gravely state that without it no Chinaman could be hauled into Paradise. – China and the Chinese by Herbert Allen Giles
  7. To his latest day, he dressed in the old style; his hair in queue, knee breeches, long stockings, and buckles on his shoes. – A Portrait of Old George Town by Grace Dunlop Ecker
  8. She glanced wearily over her shoulder during the slow progress of the queue, and caught sight of Betty. – Senator North by Gertrude Atherton
  9. I often heard it remarked that life there was one long queue, and it was not far wrong. – 'Brother Bosch', an Airman's Escape from Germany by Gerald Featherstone Knight
  10. It was powdered white; his pigeon- wings were fastened with the same pins of gold, and his long queue was wrapped with a rose- colored ribbon. – Strange True Stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable
  11. She admired the formal fashion in which his black hair was tied back in a small and very precise queue. – Barbara Ladd by Charles G. D. Roberts
  12. It was a queue. – Parrot & Co. by Harold MacGrath
  13. His long, well- wrapped queue that hung down his back would whip across from one shoulder to the other. – Yankee Ships and Yankee Sailors: Tales of 1812 by James Barnes
  14. One of the waiting queue had a sharp cough and spat blood; all this was due, he told us, to a day's divisional field exercise, when he had to lie for hours on the wet ground firing " blanks" at a " dummy" enemy. – The Amateur Army by Patrick MacGill
  15. Motor- cars were now as commonly owned as bicycles used to be, though he admitted that it did not seem that the queue waiting to buy books, our sort of books, was in need of control by the police. – Waiting for Daylight by Henry Major Tomlinson
  16. His roving eyes had already found the correct window by means of the other persons seeking it, and now he stepped into the small queue that had formed. – The Mardi Gras Mystery by H. Bedford-Jones
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