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flophouse

n. a very cheap hotel offering only rows of beds. This place is a flophouse! I won’t stay here for a moment.
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13) Unable to pay for his fifteen-cent bed in advance, as Terry cannot break the hot "century" notes he has stolen without self-incrimination, he accepts Glory's loan of fifty cents to cover his charges and to him get "some ham'n'eggs" (FK, 32), something she does not do for any of the other flophouse patrons.
the flophouse, Rosa's mother comes to cuddle him and comfort him:
In addition, in Osaka, flophouses, which normally only allow you to pay daily, have begun to allow payment of one month's rent in advance so the "renter" can use the flophouse as an address.
Louis flophouse with a cast of over thirty assorted character (and ethnic) types decrying social ills, Fugitive Kind reads like a combination of gangster films, Clifford Odets-style agitprop drama, melodrama, and Elmer Rice-like expressionism.
The best can often be heard within NPR news magazines such as "All Things Considered" and "Weekend Edition"--producer Joe Richman's chronicle of the lives of prison inmates through their audio diaries--or David Isay's portrait of a New York City flophouse, or the work of the Kitchen Sisters in their "Lost and Found Sound" series.
In 1987, the transformation from flophouse to historic inn complete, the Sylvia Beach Hotel opened, offering 20 rooms honoring such writers as F.
I headed down to Miami Beach and found the fictitious Primrose Motel, the dilapidated flophouse where police sergeant Mosely lived in "Miami Blues.
Could hire one boy to scope the streets and hype the secret flophouse to the bums and beggars.
In 1986, for instance, Contraband rolled and tumbled in the enormous sunken pit left by a fatal San Francisco arson fire eleven years earlier that had burned a Mission District flophouse to the ground.
While Zaluda is finally more interested in exposing the sexism and racism of these so-called "benevolent" societies, he also enables us to recognize the depth of Hurstwood's fall when, at novel's end, the Elk who was once secure within his Protective Order becomes one of the "cattle" exposed to the elements and herded into a flophouse to die.
The other narratives of union organizers and supporters (most of whom are themselves day-labourers), flophouse proprietors and shopkeepers, bureaucrats, policemen, missionaries, and journalists, offer varied sharp insights into the self-perceptions of the labourers and the economic and political structure that sustains and constrains communities such as San'ya.
Set in the late 19th century in a dilapidated flophouse, the play examines society's outcasts.
A laser beam traces the bullet's path from the former flophouse to the balcony, where the beam is then reflected toward the sky.
In the most powerful chapters of the novel, he loses his job during the Panic of 1893, sinks into paralyzing apathy, descends to beggary after Carrie leaves him, and commits suicide in a Bowery flophouse.
Shay's mom, Sandrine (Natascha McElhone), recently abandoned the family, alighting to London to live in the world's most urbane punk flophouse, and Shay is struggling with his new responsibilities.