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Peter Lorre (1904-1964) Hungarian by birth, he was a recognizable character actor and movie star in several countries, including the United States.
pimpy-looking resembling a man who is an agent for a prostitute or prostitutes and lives off their earnings. Rockettes dancers at New York City's Radio City Music Hall, known for their chorus-line precision.
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hemorrhage the escape of large quantities of blood from a blood vessel; heavy bleeding.
Two women I had never even met had decorated the flat in 1994 and had not absconded with a dime (or should I say ten pence? I punched in the numbers 00-347-339, and a young lady answered. Ashford (even dropping the loathsome, which I considered rather generous of me at this point), and she said, Its for you, to her companion.
) of the twenty-five thousand pounds I gave them to do so. If things didnt sell one week, they would go to auction the next week. Ashforddespite his halitosis, the spinach in his teeth, his suppurating sores, and his general air of dishabillewas actually going to cheat me. He said to herand loud enough for me to hear-- Who is it? Intrigued, I suppose, he took up the mobile and asked who was calling and when I identified myself, his one response was Jesus. Norman Ashford of Francis Smith Antiques of Chelsea in London made off with whatever money he gained from the sale of my antiques.
Lord Randal My Son refers to an anonymous medieval ballad of northern England or Scotland.
louse a person regarded as mean, contemptible, etc. lousy with rocks here, wearing a good deal of jewelry, possibly diamonds.
So when in January 2008, he showed up to evaluate the furniture that I had to sell before I closed my London flat forever, I attempted to overlook the small details that screamed here is a man not to be trusted. But then, surely I can be forgiven for not hiring someone to look into the loathsome Mr. For I was not asking him to design a home or to build it for me.
I was only asking him to sell my collection of antique furniture, a few baubles, and some Victorian paintings.