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A better weapon than his waspish tongue was Parpon's voice, for it, before all, was persuasive.
She began to say very kind things to me in rather a waspish tone yesterday morning at breakfast.
When a man is touchy and waspish, he is always looking out for, and catching at, occasions of offence.
Her cutaway coat was buttoned tightly over a manly bosom, and her waist was not waspish.
Let her be a little less waspish and I will try to get along with her.
He had rather a waspish-looking face, the expression of which lightened, however, as soon as he saw Monsieur Darzac.
The husband would not be harsh with his wife, nor the wife show waspish temper to her husband, if the last day had come for both.
Little did jealous, intriguing Lee know of these things; petulant, waspish Izard still less.
If he were allowed to continue, was it not inevitable that some of his waspish stings must take serious effect?
Miss Fleming's waspish temper generally amused her, as it would have done a man (if he was not her husband).

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