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  • His iron scutes clanged violently, sounding the bells of the Church of the Contumacious Rhinoceros.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

  • Replied the Contumacious One, “There is no help for it; die thou must; so ask me by way of boon what manner of death thou wilt die.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne, in his 1859 journals, observed, “Contumacious prisoners were put to a dreadful torture.”

    No Uncertain Terms

  • At the same time those words were written, Richard Hooker in The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity used the adjective: “Contumacious persons which refuse to obey their sentence.”

    No Uncertain Terms

  • -- Easter Holidays begin to-morrow; to-night last rally round RAIKES; Postmaster harried from both sides of House; the Contumacious COBB begins it; comments on

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, April 4, 1891

  • "Contumacious clerics, so far as their position allows, should be corrected by their bishops, so that when Penance has reformed them, they may recover their degree and dignity."

    Summa Theologica, Part III (Tertia Pars) From the Complete American Edition

  • Replied the Contumacious One, "There is no help for it; die thou must; so ask me by way of boon what manner of death thou wilt die."

    Arabian nights. English

  • Westernsynthetics - Contumacious In Kind [Sub Continental Dub] 11.

    RA News

  • "Contumacious?" said he, lightly, touching her lips as if they were a goblet and he were taking sips of the wine; – "then I shall take my own amends.

    The Old Helmet

  • "Contumacious?" said he lightly, touching her lips as if they were a goblet and he were taking sips of the wine; -- "then I shall take my own amends.

    The Old Helmet, Volume I

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