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The commissary lifted his staff to strike Pasamonte in return for his threats, but Don Quixote came between them, and begged him not to ill-use him, as it was not too much to allow one who had his hands tied to have his tongue a trifle free; and turning to the whole chain of them he said:
The other fox-terrier, the one with the injured foreleg, endured Michael's sniff with no more than hysterical growls deep in the throat; but the flipping out of Michael's tongue was too much.
And Michael the merry-hearted, who fought like a lion and forgave and forgot like a man, laid his neck hair smoothly down, wagged his stump tail, smiled with his eyes and ears and mouth, and kissed with his tongue the hand with which a short time before he had been at war.
Then his nose touched the flame, and at the same instant his little tongue went out to it.
Both nose and tongue had been scorched by the live thing, sun-coloured, that had grown up under Grey Beaver's hands.
His nose and tongue still hurt, but he was perplexed by a greater trouble.
our silent clerk has found his tongue," said one of the woodmen.
Is a hairless infant to raise his tongue against me, when I have sung in every fair from Tweed to Trent, and have twice been named aloud by the High Court of the Minstrels at Beverley?
The rude plank door was ajar, but as Alleyne approached it there came from within such a gust of rough laughter and clatter of tongues that he stood irresolute upon the threshold.
Romance meant at first the languages made from the Latin tongue, such as French or Spanish.
Perhaps Sophia might have suffered her maid to run on in this manner, from wanting sufficient spirits to stop her tongue, which the reader may probably conjecture was no very easy task; for certainly there were some passages in her speech which were far from being agreeable to the lady.
Nay, ma'am," answered she, "to be sure, I would sooner cut out my tongue than offend your ladyship.
The next he knew, he was dimly aware that his tongue was hurting and that he was being jolted along in some kind of a conveyance.
Dazed, suffering intolerable pain from throat and tongue, with the life half throttled out of him, Buck attempted to face his tormentors.
The Man replied, "I make boxing-gloves for the tongues of pugilists.