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Luckily the third in command, Lieutenant Heady, was no milksop.
OLD FARM FAIRIES:HENRY CHRISTOPHER MCCOOK
As may be supposed, no one after this ventured to call Ellis a milksop, or to speak disparagingly of him in any other way.
THE FERRYMAN OF BRILLWILLIAM H. G. KINGSTON
"Why, it would take a little pink milksop like Bertha Parkes to wear such colors as those," she said behind his back one day.
THE ANNALS OF ANNKATE TRIMBLE SHARBER
Wiser boys called me a milksop and various other names, which I furiously resented yet inwardly recognized as just.
THE HEATHER-MOONC. N. WILLIAMSON AND A. M. WILLIAMSON
Master Stewart might be a milksop, but Crispin accounted him leastways honest, and had a kindness for him in spite of all.
THE TAVERN KNIGHTRAFAEL SABATINI
He is a young medical milksop, to whom Argan has promised his daughter Angelique in marriage.
CHARACTER SKETCHES OF ROMANCE, FICTION AND THE DRAMA, VOL 1THE REV. E. COBHAM BREWER, LL.D.
Your daughter would never care for a milksop; and I will take the liberty of saying that you would like one quite as little.
WASHINGTON SQUAREHENRY JAMES
"The young fellow's no callow milksop, after all," said the Surgeon Denslow, as his eyes followed Harry's retreating form.
THE RED ACORNJOHN MCELROY
He had many times talked with me seriously this winter, until I had become vexed, and told them he was a milksop.
HUGH WYNNE, FREE QUAKERS. WEIR MITCHELL
Why, I am actually becoming fond of my milksop; a good lad, eh, Mrs. Grahame?
HILDEGARDE'S HOMELAURA E. RICHARDS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
JULY 28, 2021
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