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In a testy exchange, Carone accuses Republican state representatives of tampering with state voting records when one official tells her the poll book is not off by 30,000 votes.
RUDY GIULIANI’S BIZARRE LEGAL STRATEGY, IN TWO CLIPSJERUSALEM DEMSASDECEMBER 3, 2020VOX
But hitherto he had found none to answer his challenge, and his humour was testy.
THE WATCHERS OF THE TRAILSCHARLES G. D. ROBERTS
Just as the testy trade of Upsal demanded the franchise for its eighty-one women, so would the Lowell mill.
THE COLLEGE, THE MARKET, AND THE COURTCAROLINE H. DALL
Gordon opened his door a little way, and exclaimed in a testy and irritable tone, "Presently, presently."
THE LIFE OF GORDON, VOLUME IDEMETRIUS CHARLES BOULGER
As late as 1908 a caustic critic was challenged to a duel by the testy and furious family head of the Gourgauds.
THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
On these occasions he was often seen to regard them both with a puzzled look on his somewhat testy but still kind-hearted face.
DICKORY DOCKL. T. MEADE
I never saw a more abject young man; he had not even the spirit to resent the testy stab I had given him with my umbrella.
THE LITTLE WHITE BIRDJ. M. BARRIE
Her father was a testy old country gentleman, very irritable and obstinate.
MEMOIRS OF ARTHUR HAMILTON, B. A. OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGEARTHUR CHRISTOPHER BENSON
He was now in that unpleasant state of prickly heat when testy old gentlemen could commit slaughter with ecstasy.
EVAN HARRINGTON, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
Even the testy George Hay reluctantly yielded to his engaging qualities.
THE LIFE OF JOHN MARSHALL VOLUME 4 OF 4ALBERT J. BEVERIDGE

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