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- ‘I had the baby carriage pointed up the hill, the dog at the end of the leash going in the other direction, a Rumpelstiltskin posture familiar to any parent.’
- ‘I wish I had been photographed then with my little victorious, evil satyr smile, instead of the family photo of me in a baby carriage reaching for a cloud.’
- ‘Once outside, I spotted a baby carriage in a dark corner of a street.’
- ‘There will be strolls in the park, baby carriages, little league games, teenage years, a wedding.’
- ‘Outside the women's missions, teenagers strut threateningly, while their newest illegitimate siblings are parked in baby carriages on the sidewalk.’
- ‘She dreamed of having children, pushing baby carriages, knitting little caps and sweaters, just like all her cousins.’
- ‘It came upon me very suddenly and soared upward and was about the size of a baby carriage.’
- ‘And didn't I see you pushing a baby carriage the other day?’
- ‘But you don't want your customers to start thinking about bassinettes and baby carriages.’
- ‘It is a surrealistic story involving a tense relationship between lovers, nannies pushing baby carriages, and starlets parading around in a snake pit of Hollywood promises.’
- ‘Every day, he watched women with baby carriages ambling down paths and children tumbling in the grass, and it crushed him.’
- ‘‘How poetic,’ I breathed, stopping to let a young woman pushing a baby carriage go before me.’
- ‘Families show up to walk with their kids who are in strollers and baby carriages, giving the campaign a good Sunday family image.’
- ‘On this side of the fence, smashed toilets, computer monitors and baby carriages are scattered about, alternately dropped from the heavens and hurled from nearby rooftops.’
- ‘It can't be long before we get such an establishment in Balmain, probably selling baby carriages as well.’
- ‘One, a work in progress, showed an old-style baby carriage, leather and steel, crumpled and tilted, in a small dark stone building.’
- ‘By 1903 the company offered a line of 260 products-chairs, divans, couches, tables, baby carriages, umbrella stands, music stands, screens, hampers, and benches.’
- ‘Rather than using colorful cloth rebozos to carry infants on their backs, they now use baby carriages.’
- ‘You see people walking down the street and talking and, you know, pushing baby carriages and having lunch with friends and you think, hey, how can their worlds go on?’
- ‘Parents leave their infants unattended in baby carriages outside stores - the aisles of shops are often too narrow to accommodate anything larger than an upright adult.’
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