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  • Why would Essel care so much about befriending and de-thorning someone like Sheftel?

    Jennerjahn Story on Krekorian Full of Holes 2009

  • COLLINS: Want to quickly take you back to a developing story we're watching here this thorning.

    CNN Transcript Jan 17, 2007 2007

  • The priest in the pulpit is thorning the politician against us, gouging him from underneath -- he'd never dare do it openly, for our Elders could crimson his face with shame -- and the minions of the mob may be after us again.

    The Lions of the Lord A Tale of the Old West Harry Leon Wilson 1903

  • He chased one assailant and then another, being as often turned aside from his intended victims by the thorning of the other tormentors.

    Across India Or, Live Boys in the Far East Oliver Optic 1859

  • "Not a word; she did not even hint at Glenfield, or anything connected with it," answered Corny; and, after the sharp tones of the other, he seemed to take pleasure in thorning him with negative answers.

    Within The Enemy's Lines Oliver Optic 1859

  • The habit of many people, in turning their cattle out of the stables in the morning, in all weathers -- letting them range about in a cold yard, hooking and thorning each other -- is of no possible benefit, unless to rid themselves of the trouble of cleaning the stables, which pays twice its cost in the saving of manure.

    Rural Architecture Being a Complete Description of Farm Houses, Cottages, and Out Buildings Lewis Falley Allen 1845


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