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desk clerk

(US & Canadian) a hotel receptionist Also called clerk
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  • Because there were two things wrong with what the desk clerk had told me.

    The Knights of Arthur Frederik Pohl
  • The desk clerk reported that Jerry had not been seen that night.

    Swamp Island Mildred A. Wirt
  • Pollards smile flashed out, and the desk clerk, in his turn, smiled at the investigator.

    The Luminous Face Carolyn Wells
  • This then was the exact situation when Billy, the desk clerk, entered the back bar with the telegram in his hand.

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

  • And why was it that Mr. Smith wouldn't pay Billy, the desk clerk, his back wages when he wanted to put it into Cuba?

  • Trella had the desk clerk call a cab to deliver the unconscious Motwick to his home.

    The Jupiter Weapon Charles Louis Fontenay
  • He gave the note to the desk clerk, with instructions that it was not to be sent for three days.

    The Golden Skull John Blaine
  • He got a key from the desk clerk, picked up the bags again and they started for the elevator alcove.

    Forsyte's Retreat Winston Marks
  • The desk clerk looked up with his habitual smile of expectation; how-do-you-do-Mr.

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