flophouse


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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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Ray, however, claimed he had left the flophouse to get a tire fixed on his Mustang, and when he returned he found the area crawling with police.
On opposite sides of the square, Williams juxtaposes the Siete Mares Hotel, a watering hole for the well-to-do run by the sinister Gutman, with the Ritz Men Only, a lowlife flophouse overseen by the unsavory A.
From a flophouse in Vienna to the bunker in Berlin, Adolph Hitler's life had been ruled by fantasy.
Jones will next be seen in Night at the Golden Eagle, a gritty, low-budget movie played out over one night in a flophouse hotel in LA; it's a million miles from the likes of his other American movies Gone in 60 Seconds or Swordfish.
What she really wants to do is hit the morgue or a flophouse and shoot her own photos of people on the fringes.
If we had some money, we'd give them 30, 35 cents, whatever it was to get a bed in a flophouse.
Quaint Bedford Falls doesn't exist - its Pottersville, with shack-like rentals, flophouse hotels, bars, burlesque houses, pool halls, liquor stores, streetwalkers and a populace that is mean-spirited and in despair.
Church's bad girl image has recently been boosted by photos of her leaving Steve's flophouse smoking a fag and friends have let it be known that she's no longer happy to be controlled by her parents.
Backpackers take note: New developments in eco-hostelling are providing rucksack-toting travelers with environmentally friendly alternatives to the typical budget flophouse.
Smack in the heart of downtown, the two-story inn harkens back to its history as a 1930s flophouse, where weary travelers came for a warm meal and a cheap room.
THE flophouse bathtub in which James Earl Ray stood in to shoot dead civil rights leader Martin Luther King is up for sale on eBay for a third time.
If he sells about 25-30 copies per day, he can earn about 3,000 yen, enough for three bento lunches from the convenience store and a night in a flophouse.
Others lived with several folks to a room, and one even lived in a flophouse that only charged by the week.
Has AIM become a flophouse for flagging companies, or is it firmly on course to achieving the goal of being an attractive market in its own right, asks Birmingham law firm Hammonds?
In part, then, the poem reflected Ginsberg's own despair and sense of social isolation at Columbia--"eaten by lion in bookstore on Cosmic Campus, a lion myself starved by Professor Kandisky, dying in a lion's flophouse circus" (1996b, 76).