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She wasn’t getting performing opportunities, so she dove into improv and puns.
Nor was the use of these punning emblems confined to masters of the fine arts.
The medical term rachitis was coined about 1650, with a punning allusion to Gr.
Punning plays a large part in it, as it did in Leigh Hunts familiar converse.
LIFE OF JOHN KEATSWILLIAM MICHAEL ROSSETTI
The night we went to Novello's there was a complete set-to of Mozart and punning.
ADONAISSHELLEY
In lists of legal facetiæ the habit of punning is not more noticeable than the prevalent unamiability of the jests.
A BOOK ABOUT LAWYERSJOHN CORDY JEAFFRESON
This practice of punning on names is very common in these writers.
The swine is an example of the punning allusion to the bearer's name that is so often seen in the charges of medival heraldry.
THE FLAGS OF THE WORLDF. EDWARD HULME
The text presents several instances of embellishment by far-fetched, and to our minds very feeble, puns and punning assonances.
Some see in the skull only a punning signature of the painter's name (hohl bein, hollow bone, holbein).

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