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mind

n. [one’s] head. Quiet or I’ll clout your mind!
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She walked among 'em with my child, minding only her; and brought her safe out, in the dead of the night, from that black pit of ruin!
But he was down on the rank wet grass, filing at his iron like a madman, and not minding me or minding his own leg, which had an old chafe upon it and was bloody, but which he handled as roughly as if it had no more feeling in it than the file.
I have been attending to mine own business,'' answered De Bracy calmly, ``as you, Fitzurse, have been minding yours.
There were nights when he took a deal more rum and water than his head would carry; and then he would sometimes sit and sing his wicked, old, wild sea-songs, minding nobody; but sometimes he would call for glasses round and force all the trembling company to listen to his stories or bear a chorus to his singing.
Somebody said,' Alice whispered, `that it's done by everybody minding their own business
That is what I say," said Sancho; "there was no occasion for minding the words of a madman; for if good luck had not helped your worship, and he had sent that stone at your head instead of at your breast, a fine way we should have been in for standing up for my lady yonder, God confound her