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desk clerk

(US & Canadian) a hotel receptionist Also called clerk
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  • Pollards smile flashed out, and the desk clerk, in his turn, smiled at the investigator.

    The Luminous Face Carolyn Wells
  • The desk clerk reported that Jerry had not been seen that night.

    Swamp Island Mildred A. Wirt
  • Bradley, who happened to be in the lobby, had noticed the address on the envelope as Chahda handed it to the desk clerk.

    The Caves of Fear John Blaine
  • You can still get fillet de beef, and saucisson au juice, but Billy the desk clerk has considerable trouble with the spelling.

  • A gentleman calling upon a lady who is stopping at a hotel, gives his name to the desk clerk.

    Book of Etiquette, Volume 2 Lillian Eichler Watson
  • Trella had the desk clerk call a cab to deliver the unconscious Motwick to his home.

    The Jupiter Weapon Charles Louis Fontenay
  • He picked it up and the desk clerk said in a deferentially hushed voice, "Eight o'clock, Mister Carter."

  • When the desk clerk had a free moment Penny asked him if anyone by the name of Peter Henderson had taken rooms at the hotel.

    Danger at the Drawbridge Mildred A. Wirt
  • This then was the exact situation when Billy, the desk clerk, entered the back bar with the telegram in his hand.

  • Arturo, the desk clerk, told him that Souza had taken the day off and that Pepe and Vicente had been called up with the reserves.

    The Five Arrows Allan Chase

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