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hurly burly

A noisy confusion. To hurl is to throw, and “hurly burly” is based on the image of a mob throwing things around chaotically. The phrase appears in the opening scene of Shakespeare's Macbeth when the witches chant, “When shall we three meet again / In thunder, lightning, or in rain? / When the hurlyburly's done, / When the battle's lost and won.”
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The Hurly Burly and the Beast - a pesky dragon who can't resist playing with the audience - have both been made by local sculptor Dave Yo u n g , who will also help develop the horns made at the kazoo workshops.
Hurly had been with Boenning & Scattergood, Inc, an investment bank, since 2008.
From those who protested at the School of the Americas, naive and vulnerable and incomprehensible to the world as that birth at Bethlehem, to the real time of a parish community finding its way through difficulty in Cincinnati, to the words from lives in today's Bethlehem, to the poetic utterances of those who surface new truths in an old world--the blessed hurly burly.
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Here he traces the history of the nation at arms and he does so by examining 'some of the myriad individual stories of those who were swept up in the hurly burly of war'.
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But is there truth to this argument that Curia Cardinals are stuffed shirts who know little or nothing about pastoral practice because they are administrators removed from the hurly burly of daily life?
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They will be led in song by Cumbrian street band Blast Furness and two moving scrap sculptures the sound machine Hurly Burly and a newcomer dragon called the Beast.
In the hurly burly of family life they provide a voice of calm, a wiser perspective.
Droopys Bliss improved for the hurly burly of her debut in the first round by opening her account at the second time of asking and there should be more to come.
Demoted But for Driver the match clearly showed he is not yet up to speed with the hurly burly of the SPL.
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