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Moral Kiosk
A kiosk is a stand that sells things; a 'moral kiosk' would house peddlers of morality. [Ron Henry] * In College Avenue, Athens, there are two pillar-cum-notice boards upon which upcoming concerts and local events are advertised. Apparently, locals know about these moral kiosks. [ICFTS]

"Idle hands all orient to her"
Perhaps playing on the phrase "idle hands are the devil's playthings". [Chris Piuma]

"She was laughing like a Horae"
The Horai [are] "the seasons". Zeus begot them on Themis, the Titan-goddess of cosmic order. Names: Dike, Eirene, and Eunomia (Justice, Peace, and Lawfulness). "Horae" is the Latin spelling. [dickeney] * The houri are, in Islam, the beautiful women that live with the blessed in Paradise. Makes more sense than "like a Horae," as a) Horae is plural, not singular, b) laughing is not an aspect of the four seasons. [rbr]

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