Annie Oakley

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Annie Oakley

A free ticket to an event. Alludes to US markswoman Annie Oakley's penchant for filling targets with bullet holes, likened to the holes punched in free tickets to prevent resale or reuse. Hey, my work gave me two Annie Oakleys to tonight's show—want to go with me? The seats aren't great, but hey, they're free!
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"Little Annie, tell me why you weep," said a low voice in her ear; and, looking up, the child beheld a little figure standing on a vine-leaf at her side; a lovely face smiled on her, from amid bright locks of hair, and shining wings were folded on a white and glittering robe, that fluttered in the wind.
"Who are you, lovely little thing?" cried Annie, smiling through her tears.
He hears you!" whispered Annie, pressing the old man's arm.
So Peter Hovenden and his daughter Annie plodded on without further conversation, until in a by-street of the town they found themselves passing the open door of a blacksmith's shop.
But my heart it is brighter Than all of the many Stars in the sky, For it sparkles with Annie -- It glows with the light Of the love of my Annie -- With the thought of the light Of the eyes of my Annie.
'My motive,' returned Doctor Strong, 'is to make some suitable provision for a cousin, and an old playfellow, of Annie's.'
My cousin Annie did say, when we talked of it, that she liked to have her friends within reach rather than to have them banished, and the old Doctor -'
It's strong and neat, so I ought not to complain, but I know I shall feel ashamed of it beside Annie's silk one with a gold top," sighed Meg, surveying the little umbrella with great disfavor.
Two days after the accident Blantyre paid me a visit; he patted me and praised me very much; he told Lord George that he was sure the horse knew of Annie's danger as well as he did.
An audible creaking proclaimed the approach of Annie, so I had no time to reply.
And Smith, of the Annie, drifted in--he of the belt-buckled revolvers.
I tell ye, Annie, the owners are hard tull please."
She made his married life much easier than it would have been without her generously full recognition of his rights as Annie's husband.
They lay piled up in stacks of mighty boles, and it was hard to believe that all this mass of dead and stripped trees had come out of the flanks of a slender, innocent-looking little barque with, as likely as not, a homely woman's name - Ellen this or Annie that - upon her fine bows.
Wasn't the pilot boat Annie Mine sunk by a whale right in the Golden Gate?