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  • n  a cheap lodging house

  • In Atlanta, one night in 1921, he and two flophouse companions held up and robbed a grocer of $5.
  • And in this flophouse it engenders characters as straw breeds lice: a smalltime crook, a sentimental whore, a police spy who regularly gets beaten by his wife, an alcoholic actor .
  • Since then the building has served as an army barracks, officers' mess, state guest house and, as it deteriorated, a flophouse for the occasional tourist.

  • Pat Buchanan in Bloomberg
    And there are the tough guys, who want to take their country back from what former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan calls "the transnational corporations" who have turned America into a "damn flophouse for the world."

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