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  • 'Well, the Left'nant's enthoosy-ism cools off a bit when it begins to rain again like as if some one had turned on the tap o' a waterfall, but he tried to cheer himself remarkin 'that most likely' is Battery was bein 'flooded out of their dug-outs.

    Between the Lines Boyd Cable 1910

  • Left'nant's opinion o 'the Am.Col. 's job had reined back another pace or two, especially as he'd slipped an' come down full length in the mud when haulin 'on the drag-rope, an' had also slid one leg in the ditch well over the boot-top in reachin 'out for a good swipe wi' the cane.

    Between the Lines Boyd Cable 1910

  • I'd been doin 'orderly at the Battery an' brought down the requisition for so many rounds, an 'it bein' the Left'nant's first trip up, an 'not knowin' the road 'e' as me up in front with 'im to show the way.

    Between the Lines Boyd Cable 1910

  • Reckon you-all'll have er right smart time gittin 'to the loot'nant's property ever, 'cause that's where Bat an' his bunch make their hangout. "

    Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders Among the Kentucky Mountaineers Jessie Graham [pseud.] Flower

  • For all of you repug (nant) s here, just remember one thing.

    Obama Campaign Reaps Gilded Haul - The Caucus Blog - 2008

  • Each lieute nant will also take on some responsibility for fixing the quality problems in the consumer unit that have led to recalls of the painkiller Tylenol and other popular products.

    J Jonathan D. Rockoff 2010

  • A number of die-hard players were disgusted, but Blue held the domi - nant hand.

    Here There Are Monsters 2010

  • Secondly why did Pugin agree to work in a setting Crystal Palace that must have felt repug­nant to him?

    Archive 2009-01-01 Hels 2009

  • Secondly why did Pugin agree to work in a setting Crystal Palace that must have felt repug­nant to him?

    The Great Exhibition of London and Augustus Pugin Hels 2009

  • The road was between romantic hills; heard Welsh songs proceeding from the hill fields on my right, and the murmur of a brook rushing down a deep nant on my left.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery 2004


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