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cinema chain built by U.S. entertainment mogul Samuel L. "Roxy" Rothafel (1882-1936).

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  • The character of roxy is thoroughly alive, and her weird relationship with her half-breed son is startling enough.

  • Emeline and roxy walked inland, with their backs to the harbor.

    The King Of Beaver, and Beaver Lights Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • The old great-aunt died suddenly, and left a good deal of money to Mr. Mays, and ten thousand dollars to roxy.

    Helen Grant's Schooldays Amanda M. Douglas
  • Then roxy, her head enveloped in a shawl, appeared in her mother's place.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • They were just struggling to get the pudding out of the cloth when roxy called out, "Here's Pa!"

    Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag VI Louisa M. Alcott
  • Here we found roxy's brother, dubbed "Napoleon" by some white man.

  • When roxy wanted to invite you, I felt sure you wouldn't come.

    Phyllis Maria Thompson Daviess
  • Before they got back, roxy had paid her visit to Wilson, and was satisfied.

    The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • She and roxy had been to the very top of the East Canyon for flowers, and returned loaded with spoil.

    In the High Valley Susan Coolidge
  • roxy was standing in the door of one of the rooms, waiting, for she had heard him.

    The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

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