Caution deserted me, and I made noise enough to wake the very mute; lost to every consideration but that of the terrifying day before me, the day of silence and of inactivity, that I must live through with an unsuspecting face, a cool head, a civil tongue
! The prospect appalled me as nothing else could or did; nay, the sudden noise upon the stairs, the knock at my door, and the sense that I had betrayed myself already even now all was over - these came as a relief after the haunting terror which they interrupted.
"'Are you that?' sez I; 'thin I'm O'Connell the Dictator, an' by this you will larn to kape a civil tongue
in your rag-box.'
It was a crestfallen gentleman who rode forth from the castle of Torn a half hour later and spurred rapidly his head a more civil tongue
"Keep a civil tongue
in your head," cried the young man, his face paling in anger, at the insulting tone of the sailor.
But he was not a bad master--he had a monstrous civil tongue
of his own, and a jolly, easy, coaxing way with him.
On which he replied, that he would do exactly as he liked, and would just thank her to keep a civil tongue
in her head--and the wounded husband went away, and passed the forenoon at the billiard-room, sulky, silent, and suspicious.
"Ain't none of you pilgrims got a civil tongue
?", I said in my head, with my jaw set in steely determination.
Let us keep a civil tongue
. Let us rule our unruly member!
B th m THE BIZ my feet on the ground by my head on my shoulders civil tongue
in my head.
David Bellman, 45, dubbed the "sweariest man in Britain", is subject to a criminal behaviour order to keep a civil tongue
When things go well you see letters congratulating the heads of companies and departments, but remember the people who do the work in order for projects to be a success are the unheard-of minions, and those who daily serve the public have to keep a civil tongue
in their heads, irrespective of whatever provocation.
But who wants leaders who can't be trusted to keep a civil tongue
in their head when dealing with their own colleagues?
'DON'T have a bloody choice, do I, seeing as I'm grounded.' 'You keep a civil tongue
in that head of yours.' Helen pulled on her blazer, stuffed her schoolbooks in her bag and stomped off up the hill towards Bryn Tawel.
They might not have a penny to spare but they keep a civil tongue
in their head when the children are around and try to moderate their own behaviour.
"If anyone can not keep their wits and a civil tongue
in their mouth, they don't deserve to represent Sturbridge," Ms.