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Graybar Hotel

slang Prison. If you keep getting into trouble like this, you're going to end up in the Graybar Hotel.
See also: hotel

hot-sheet hotel

vulgar slang A hotel or motel typically patronized for brief sexual encounters. How on earth will the mayor explain these pictures of him leaving a hot-sheet motel? I think she's cheating on her husband. Why else would she be at a hot-sheet motel in the middle of the afternoon?
See also: hotel
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Graybar Hotel

and Graystone College
n. a jail; a prison. The two cops had to spend two years in Graybar Hotel with some of the inmates they had caught over the past few years. How long were you at the old Graystone College?
See also: hotel
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The guests have returned to bed, the hotel servants to their duties.
I go back to the hotel. I enter his private office.
'You 'ad the infernal impudence to take room in my hotel?' he has cried.
You will find it when you return to the hotel. What is the use of troubling Mr.
"And now there's this affair of the letter to me at the hotel. I suppose that fits into its place."
Holmes, it's half-past eleven now and I am going back right away to my hotel. Suppose you and your friend, Dr.
Tall and with dusky cheeks and hair that fell in a mass from her shoul- ders, a figure should come striding down the stair- way before the startled loungers in the hotel office.
Having reached his end successfully in both these cases, he returned to the hotel, and found Noel Vanstone nursing his offended dignity in the landlady's sitting-room.
The black horses, going at a swift pace, alarmed as they passed, the timid hack of the maitre d'hotel, who, putting his head out at the window, cried, in a fright, "Take care of my bottles!"
When he became conscious of the thing he found what it was: only the ordinary patter of feet passing the door, which in an hotel was no very unlikely matter.
The footsteps outside at any given moment were such as one might hear in any hotel; and yet, taken as a whole, there was something very strange about them.
He repaired, therefore, immediately to his hotel, and caused himself to be announced.
de la Tremouille, returned to his hotel, and immediately sent word to the four friends that he awaited their company at dinner.
My second letter is addressed to the landlord of the hotel, and simply provides for the disposal of my luggage and the payment of my bill.
Is it insane terror which sets me on escaping from the hotel like a criminal escaping from prison?