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ten-foot pole

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • Make your own ten-foot pole of as straight a piece of wood as you can find.

  • You won't be able to touch him with a ten-foot pole after that.

    Dikes and Ditches Oliver Optic
  • I don't suppose he'd touch my Bill or my Ann Lizy with a ten-foot pole.

    Gretchen Mary J. Holmes
  • You may admire as much as you please; but you can't touch 'em with a ten-foot pole.

    Marion Berkley Elizabeth B. Comins
  • "Couldn't touch that with a ten-foot pole," said he pleasantly.

    The Rules of the Game Stewart Edward White
  • As the Yankees say, you 'wouldn't touch me with a ten-foot pole.'

    Robin Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • I don't suppose he'd touch my Bill or my Ann'Lizy with a ten-foot pole.

    Tracy Park

    Mary Jane Holmes
  • I take a ten-foot pole, and let it cover all that comes under it.

    The Story Of Kennett Bayard Taylor
  • You couldnt touch him with a ten-foot pole before the rush; the Atlantic cable wouldnt reach to him now.

    Whispering Tongues Homer Greene
  • My father used to carry a chain for a surveyor sometimes, and there is a ten-foot pole in the house he used to measure land with.

    The Guardian Angel Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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