laugh line

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n laugh line the point of a joke or humorous story
    • n laugh line a wrinkle in the skin at the outer corner of your eyes
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Usage

In literature:

The father of a long, long line of brilliant laughs!
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6" by Charles H. Sylvester
Curve a line up and the face laughs.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
The father of a long, long line of brilliant laughs!
"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens
People laughed at him when he announced that he was going to extend his line to the Pacific.
"American Men of Mind" by Burton E. Stevenson
For laughing... 200 lines.
"St. Winifred's" by Frederic W. Farrar
A line of them, fathers and sons, pointed fingers at me and laughed.
"The Blue Wall" by Richard Washburn Child
The first effort in this line was made thirty years ago in the shape of condensed milk, and the inventor was heartily laughed at.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
When she laughs, which is often, the black line of a mustache on her upper lip makes the white of her teeth whiter still.
"Trapped in 'Black Russia'" by Ruth Pierce
The first lines he looked at, a light laugh laughed he; But ere he read through it the tears blinded his e'e.
"Ballads of Mystery and Miracle and Fyttes of Mirth" by Frank Sidgwick
There was a smile in every one of them, and if he wrote more than ten lines there was a laugh.
"In Our Town" by William Allen White
For a moment the lines round her eyes hardened, and the sparkle became a flash before it melted again as a rippling laugh came from her lips.
"The Rider of Waroona" by Firth Scott
I remember that, because when he saw me he laughed, and lined his up beside mine.
"Shapes that Haunt the Dusk" by Various
Sometimes the line is one that calls for a laugh.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
Accordingly, with the utmost coolness, and laughing and chatting together, they sauntered up to and upon the fatal line.
"Sword and Pen" by John Algernon Owens
The father of a long, long line of brilliant laughs!
"A Budget of Christmas Tales by Charles Dickens and Others" by Various
Trooper whispered something to her and Joanna's happy laugh could be heard all down the line of demure church goers.
"In Orchard Glen" by Marian Keith
Afterward they climbed laughing into a big chair, and were pushed along between the moving lines of other chairs, far up the long boardwalk.
"The Beloved Woman" by Kathleen Norris
Get in line and laugh too.
"Daisy Brooks" by Laura Jean Libbey
Dempster wanted to laugh, I could see that, but his face just puckered up a little, and it was all he could do in that line.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
The father of a long, long, line of brilliant laughs!
"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens
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In poetry:

On these laughing rosy faces
There are no deep lines of sin,
None of passion's dreary traces
That betray the wounds within;
"Children" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Anthea laugh'd, and, fearing lest excess
Might stretch the cords of civil comeliness
She with a dainty blush rebuked her face,
And call'd each line back to his rule and space.
"Anthea's Retractation" by Robert Herrick
A Spanish alto, Polly, who sang from early morn;
A bearded actor, Billy, who play'd the double horn;
A mimic man, Falsetto, who scaled the treble staff,
And climb'd the ledger lines above, and made the people laugh.
"The Parrot and the Billy-Goat" by Henry Clay Work
So he was silently praying, till now, when his strength was ebbing faster,
The Lizard lay before them faintly blue;
Now on the gleaming horizon the white cliffs laughed along the coast-line,
And now the forelands took the shapes they knew.
"The Death Of Admiral Blake" by Sir Henry Newbolt

In news:

CLEVELAND American Greetings is bringing laughs on the go with its latest line.
Laughs That Track Across the Color Line .
Laughs That Track Across the Color Line.
Onlookers laugh at the mayor of London stuck on a zip line.
There were lots of laughs as he went through the human line on campus the other day.
Biden's (serious) laugh line on guns.
The insights and laugh lines were flying at the Variety Studio Emmy panels May 30-31.
But the Dollar Shave Club has launched its start-up company with a video that has the laugh lines and the social media buzz of a Super Bowl commercial.
WHEN the antihero of the chic new sick-suburbia movie, "American Beauty," complains that he's missing a James Bond marathon so he can watch his daughter strut her stuff as a high school cheerleader, the line gets the film's biggest laugh.
Gingrich's Prompter line is regularly one of the biggest laugh-getters of his speech and Santorum's "make TelePrompters illegal" line was almost certainly a planned hit not an off-the-cuff remark.
"We used to have books lining every wall" he noted with a laugh.
"You look back at it and laugh a little bit for sure," Okam said, "but it's not something that will be in my mind the next time I step to the free-throw line.".
Palin Gets Last Laugh at Joke Line.
Kiss the teller goodbye and try not to laugh when you walk past people in line at the local ATM.
Encore Productions lines up laughs for The Queen of Bingo.
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In science:

We have all had a good laugh at the old-fashioned darkroom timer that was called out of retirement to keep our speakers in line.
Gravitational Lensing: Recent Progress and Future Goals - Conference Summary
Interpreted output is like a comedian repeating the punch line, hoping for an extra laugh.
New Guidelines For Spreadsheets
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