This reminds us of the French aversion to uttering their mort.
I was helping to get out the pinnace, and there is a mort of dust and dirt about her.
I had thought she was a mort,” said I; “but the ria of a Romany chal is always sacred to me.
He reflected that Mort had shouldered him aside and won her favor, then boasted of it.
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