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A slim tubular device for holding a cigarette so that it can be smoked without direct contact with the fingers:‘an iconic poster of Audrey Hepburn, sleek with cigarette holder, long black dress, and pearls’
- ‘The jauntiness of the cigarette holder, the wit, the whole air about him are just not Old New England at all.’
- ‘He's a garrulous paterfamilias who has somehow picked up the incongruous metropolitan affectation of a cigarette holder.’
- ‘He didn't affect a voice or wear a costume, apart from some antique glasses and a cigarette holder.’
- ‘The 1920s, self-evidently, were the era of the bottle party and the Bright Young Things, the Charleston and the shimmy, cigarette holders and mock Tudor.’
- ‘Apart from her arm travelling with the cigarette holder up to her lips on average every twelve seconds, she was still.’
- ‘Little black dresses, cigarette holders, bright red lipstick, a certain amount of social repression - all seem to go together with cocktails.’
- ‘Unschooled in the necessity of being accountable for her own actions and given to bouts of depression, Margaret took refuge in drink and started overworking the ivory cigarette holder.’
- ‘After dinner in a West End restaurant she lit a cigarette which she smoked through a long ivory cigarette holder.’
- ‘She contrasted her stage character with her real personality by pointing out that even though she carried a cigarette holder in her act, she herself did not smoke.’
- ‘An overfull roll-your-own dangles precariously from his ever-present cigarette holder.’
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