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  • boxer
  • palooka
  • second
  • sparring mate
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Peter Elmsly, a partner of the celebrated Paul Valliant, and himself an importer of books and no mean critic and linguist, died.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
Some of them, more imaginative, declared that Mrs. Charmington was even a sleeping partner in the saponaceous firm.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
But the '34 port was so good that he revoked twice, to the indignation and despair of his unhappy brother and partner.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Mr Cutbill, the managing partner of the London house, received him with profound respect and pleasure.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
He could have struck his friend and partner to the earth, and trod him there to death, as he confronted and upbraided him.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
After an hour's insane remonstrance, he gave in to his own alarm, rather than to the persuasion of his partner.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
As the pairs gradually dropped out, Haggard and his partner became the cynosure of every eye.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
He did not answer, but he tried to look as if his partner had exactly guessed his actual intention.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Almost immediately they took up the dance again, and I and my partner followed suit.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
Walter Bellamy, Esquire, sitting in state, received his friend and partner with many smiles and much urbanity.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
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