But if he onct caught sight of me, it would be short shrift at the end of the rope.
A short shrift and a heavy punishment were promised them in the morning.
So I shall look for a short shrift from you if your opportunity ever comes.
Such philosophy, to be sure, had but a short shrift on such a day.
If he has been playing with my sister's reputation, he shall have short shrift.
The best he could hope for, in all probability, was the short shrift of a spy.
What short shrift I should make of the vicaire, M. Valenod and all their jobberies!
Bragg was in command, and the poor fellow had but a short shrift.
If he had succeeded, the princes would have had a short shrift.
A short shrift and a pistol bullet if you find any, my lads.