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"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Everything showed a rapid flight; even the would-be dinner of the guerrillas was found half cooked.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Next night at dinner I proposed Sir Alister's health, and we all drank to him and his "bride-to-be."
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
While a one-step was in full swing some would-be wag suddenly turned off all the lights.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
And hand-painting it allus seemed to me, is really elocution in oils; for a be-yutiful picture is a silent talker.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
Kingston-on-Thames is still provincial in appearance, though now the centre of a great growth of modern suburbs.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
Besides the districts mentioned, tobacco is grown largely in that of Frankfort-on-the Oder.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
The fun, when the school broke up for the term, was of the never-to-be-forgotten variety.
THE MYSTERY AT PUTNAM HALLARTHUR M. WINFIELD
Madame Malmaison had always been a little proud of the beauty and grace and sweetness of her fitter-on.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
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