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Then it's better to take him out back of the barn and shoot him, by Gad!

My master and I obtain our knowledge from the same source;—though, gad!

She itched all over, longing to break loose and gad all the time, as father Coupeau said.

Do you suppose a housewife has nothing better to do than gad about?

He purpled with laughing and said: ‘Gad, she’ll always have her way!

It is cheaper for him than letting me gad about between London, Paris and the Riviera.

By Gad, sir, you can say what you like, it puts you in a position to tell anybody to go to hell.

"Gad, I don't," replied Ernest, wiping sand out of his eyes.

"Gad, but he looked dead when they picked him up," said Swipes in despair.

It'll break in half an hour, 'gad, I know it will—I feel it in my bones!

WORD ORIGIN

"to rove about," mid-15c., perhaps a back-formation from Middle English gadeling (Old English gædeling) "kinsman, fellow, companion in arms," but which had a deteriorated sense of "rogue, vagabond" by c.1300 (it also had a meaning "wandering," but this is attested only from 16c.); or else it should be associated with gad (n.) "a goad for driving cattle." Related: Gadding.

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