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That done, they walked to Hassle station, and took the first train to Hull.

A hassle started, and the editor called the Honolulu police.

"That's enough," Muller cut through the beginnings of the hassle.

He'd obviously got himself into a hassle maintaining his place in line against two or three heftier would-be soldiers.

Who told you that there was a hassle between this guy and Slack?

But Lonnie came up with an irrefutable alibi, somehow, and the hassle that followed made Jason's luck run out.

As darkness grew they came nearer inshore, until in the fading light they recognized the railway station at Hassle.

He let himself out and, relocking the various doors behind him, walked to Hassle and from there returned to his hotel in Hull.

WORD ORIGIN

1945, American English, perhaps from U.S. Southern dialectal hassle "to pant, breathe noisily" (1928), of unknown origin; or perhaps from hatchel "to harass" (1800), which may be a variant of hazel, the name of the plant that furnished switches for whippings. Noted in 1946 as a show biz vogue word.

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