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vaccinated with a Victrola needle

Someone who chatters incessantly. Victrola, a division of R.C.A. Victor, was a brand of phonograph players. Since phono records were played with needles that picked up the sound vibrations in the record's grooves, to be vaccinated with a Victrola needle, as the joke implied, was to be inoculated with the gift of nonstop gab.
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The term "payola" is an amalgamation of the words "payoff' and "Victrola," referencing the practice's early roots in the payment of bribes to DJs to broadcast records played on the Victrola, an early type of record player.
The daughter--I can't recall her name--smiled more than I'd ever seen her smile before, and she even sang Silent Night with us after the electricity went off, 'cause we still had the wind-up Victrola.
As he listens to Sibelius concertos on the cottage's wind-up Victrola, Ben knows that he will have to leave the Landing (and his practice sessions in the toolshed) if he is ever to realize his dream of playing the violin.
Some evenings, my grandfather would come home from work and read to me, but after he died in the mid-'40s, I was likely to go into the attic and listen to records on my grandmother's wind-up Victrola.
that I promised to cherish," "Her Victrola records, brittle as slates.
Pick up your morning brew at funky Victrola Coffee and Art (411 15th Ave.
Donoso 1995, 126-127) La Cloty le dejo la victrola en la mesa frente a Don Cespedes que siguio desatornillando, abriendo, cortando con un cuchillo de cocina con mango de madera grasienta.
Kuusisto, starting with trees tapping on windows, birds calling, and records played on the Victrola in his grandmother's dusty attic.
He stopped short of accusing the reporter of not trading in his Victrola for an iPod, but he insisted, ``I don't think it's a fair question.
Reed offers a detailed analysis of Crane's "wasteful" poetics, and makes much of Crane's habit of writing to the accompaniment of his Victrola, which he would play loudly and repeatedly while writing, usually late at night, much to the annoyance of his neighbors.
We're purchasing coffees together and splitting lots between folks like Stumptown, Caffe Artigiano, Kaffe Mocca in Oslo, IntelligentsiA, Victrola, and also with George Howell at Terroir.
Wondering why the Victrola was more popular than Edison instruments, he began to study the popularization and mass production of music.
None of the characters are onstage at the start of the play; instead, the audience is confronted by technology (in the form of a Victrola playing) and a wall full of photographic images.
The building they lived in was new with nice furniture in the parlor where there was also a Victrola for playing records.
Her former bedroom was painted the same bottle green of the living room and had been converted into a kind of study, with a victrola, stacks of opera records, and leather-bound books lining the walls.