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a bit of crackling

old-fashioned A person, especially a woman, who is viewed solely or primarily as an object of sexual satisfaction. But it became clear after a couple of weeks that he was only interested in a bit of crackling rather than the committed relationship he had been promising me.
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a bit of crackling

an attractive woman regarded as a sexual object. British informal
1968 Peter Dickinson Skin Deep ‘You know her?’ ‘I do, sir. Nice bit of crackling, she is.’
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Then King Frost stooped down, and bent over the girl, and the crackling sound grew louder, and the air seemed to be full of knives and darts; and again he asked:
Then King Frost gnashed his teeth, and cracked his fingers, and his eyes sparkled, and the crackling, crisp sound was louder than ever, and for the last time he asked her:
A circle of fire hemmed the Victoria in; the crackling of the dry wood mingled with the hissing and sputtering of the green branches; the clambering vines, the foliage, all the living part of this vegetation, writhed in the destructive element.
Under the largest of these a pleasant fire was crackling, and near it two fine harts lay ready for cooking.
The hissing and crackling behind me, the explosive thud as each fresh tree burst into flame, left little time for reflection.
As the inrush of birds continued, their wings beating against the crackling rushes, Lady Arabella grew pale, and almost fainted.
At such moments, the roaring of the flames, the crackling of the furious element, with the tearing of falling branches, and occasionally the thundering echoes of some falling tree, united to alarm the victims.
When the girl had come down to tea, and had been sent up, still out of sorts, to bed again, the two devils aforesaid had tried her door once more, and found it locked; had looked at the keyhole, and found it stopped up; had seen a light under the door at midnight, and had heard the crackling of a fire (a fire in a servant's bed-room in the month of June
The paint-stained dress is a dress of hers; and the fire heard crackling in her room at four in the morning was a fire lit to destroy it.
I popped about 9 and a crackling could see fire licking of the Neil University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) has praised staff and emergency services for their quick and effective action.
Enjoy the bright and cheery flames and the real crackling of the fire
At the same time, I heard a loud, crunching, crackling noise--akin to truck tires crunching along on a gravel road, but three to four times louder.
THE Snaffling Pig's Pork Crackling advent calendar is back after a sell-out year last year.
Omar Robert Hamilton crafts the crackling atmosphere of being at the cusp of a dramatic, historical change.