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  • It contained, as they say an acorn includes all the ramifications of the future oak, as many seeds of tracasserie and intrigue as might have done honour to the court of a large empire.

    Waverley

  • _Scandal-loving Letter_ from Sir Gerald Denbigh to Lady Ulverston, a lady distinguished by a congenial love of _tracasserie_, and a congenial idolization of social distinctions; an address which passed for cleverness; unimpeachable taste in self-adornment; and who was courted by the ball-going part of

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 19, No. 553, June 23, 1832

  • It was Major Hunter, of the Guards, with whom I had had a little tracasserie, because I hinted that he should not come into Brookes's smelling of the stables.

    Rodney stone

  • It was Major Hunter, of the Guards, with whom I had had a little tracasserie, because I hinted that he should not come into

    Rodney Stone

  • It contained, as they say an acorn includes all the ramifications of the future oak, as many seeds of tracasserie and intrigue as might have done honour to the Court of a large empire.

    The Waverley

  • He delighted in a promising bud of tracasserie, and nursed it into a full-blown flower with all the care that a horticulturist bestows on a cankered yellow rose.

    The Semi-Attached Couple

  • "I hate the sort of thing," said Lady Portmore, "because, though I said nothing, Mary might think I did, and it will make such a tracasserie."

    The Semi-Attached Couple

  • There are good reasons for so doing; and, among others, is that of abstaining from arming a clique to calumniate her commander, (who, by the way, like another commander in the Gulf that might be named, and who has actually been exposed to the sort of tracasserie to which there is allusion, is one of the very ablest men in the service,) in order to put another in his place.

    Jack Tier

  • The Duchess of Fitz-Fulke, who loved 'tracasserie,'

    Don Juan

  • _tracasserie_ there is among them -- they are perfectly _feminine_ in that respect at least.

    Charlotte Brontë and Her Circle

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  • A state of annoyance or petty quarrel.

    January 9, 2018