did everything he could 'cept eat us

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did everything he could 'cept eat us

He treated us harshly. Other pronouns can be substituted for "he" and "us." When mama found out we had disobeyed her, she was furious and did everything she could 'cept eat us.
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did everything he could 'cept eat us

Rur. acted very hostilely. When it came time to pass sentence on the criminal, the judge did everything he could 'cept eat him.
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she asked, after draining her glass and brushing together the crumbs of the crusty loaf.
This bright panoply was not meant for mere idle show, but had been worn by the Governor on many a solemn muster and draining field, and had glittered, moreover, at the head of a regiment in the Pequod war.
This held water, and all summer it stood there, with the near-by soil draining into it, festering and stewing in the sun; and then, when winter came, somebody cut the ice on it, and sold it to the people of the city.
Why, that's the draining they've begun on, since harvest, i' Mr.
The knight made his obeisance, and showed his sense of the honour by draining a huge goblet in answer to it.
As if anyone could have any right there after all the money we have spent fencing it on three sides, and building up the wall by the road, and levelling, and planting, and draining, and goodness knows what else
12] Even so, I am convinced that it would be easy to reach it by draining the lake, as I have repeatedly requested the Ministry of Fine Arts to do.
After a time, it did not seem a short time either, for the draining away of one's blood, no matter how willingly it be given, is a terrible feeling, Van Helsing held up a warning finger.
But, draining the last drops of their liquor, they stole timorously homeward, and answered not again if the rude mob reviled them in the street.
Yes, yes; he's a sensible man enough; understands farming--he's carrying on the draining, and all that, capital.
Yet here he was, draining the cup, and still able to hold his head up, look the world in the face, and call himself a man.
Presently we found a rift in the cliff which had been widened and extended by the action of the water draining through it from the plateau above.
There's whole slathers of creeks and draws draining in up there, and somewhere gold just crying to be found.
In our own times the decay of these once flourishing cities is so completely beyond remedy, that the next great change in contemplation is the draining of the now dangerous and useless tract of water, and the profitable cultivation of the reclaimed land by generations that are still to come.
He filled a second goblet for himself, and honored the toast by draining it to the bottom.