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- interjection archaic, euphemistic
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If you say another word about it, I'll lam a battery coil at you -- 'b'gorry' -- as Mr. Hooper says.
Radio Boys Loyalty Bill Brown Listens In Samuel Francis Aaron 1899
I left my baby lying here to go and gather blaeberries. cho: Ho-van, ho-van gorry o go, gorry o go, gorry o go;
Ho-van, ho-van gorry o go, I never found my baby o.
"Like enough each to t 'other," old Oth used to mutter; "on'y dem birds done forgot to eat, an 'Mars' Gurney neber will, gorry knows dat!"
"Five dollars for to-night, and five dollars more for to-morrow night -- dat I'm sure of, any how; gorry, dis nigger's in luck."
Venus in Boston; A Romance of City Life George Thompson
"That one did, by gorry," said Randolph, getting up off the floor, where he had thrown himself automatically.
One Man's Initiation—1917 John Dos Passos 1933
"My gorry!" cried Darn, giving way to shrieks of laughter so that he had to sit down on the ground and double up with the paroxysms of mirth.
The Circus Comes to Town Lebbeus Mitchell 1921
"Be gorry, thar's a lot uv German Amiricans, 'n' I wouldn 'trust 'em," said Pete.
Tom Slade on a Transport Percy Keese Fitzhugh 1913
For a moment he stood staring at his ragged assailant and then he said, "Be gorry, ye got some nerve, annyhow."
Tom Slade at Black Lake Percy Keese Fitzhugh 1913
When he turned to go to some other part of the works one of the old Irishmen said to me: "Me boy, ye has taken enough off'n the old divil and, be gorry, ye ought to let drive your hammer at his old head."
The story of my life, or, More than a half century as I have lived it and seen it lived, 1912
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