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Well, of all the mean, contemptible tricks of a human skunk this is the limit
Ain't he played me tricks enough like that for me to be look- ing out for him by this time?
Camacho and those of his following, therefore, being consoled and pacified, those on Basilio's side were appeased; and the rich Camacho, to show that he felt no resentment for the trick, and did not care about it, desired the festival to go on just as if he were married in reality.
The success of the trick that had placed the Vienna bridge in the hands of the French without a fight led Murat to try to deceive Kutuzov in a similar way.
I love even the faults of Hardy; I will let him play me any trick he chooses (and he is not above playing tricks, when he seems to get tired of his story or perplexed with it), if only he will go on making his peasants talk, and his rather uncertain ladies get in and out of love, and serve themselves of every chance that fortune offers them of having their own way.
If that is so," said the boy, "how could he do that wonderful trick with the nine tiny piglets?
No," replied the Shaggy Man; "it won't do that, for I know a trick to beat this tricky road.
Has a bad trick of whirling around without cause It's his idea of a joke on his rider.
As bad was Harley Kennan's trick of catching him gloriously asleep on an edge of Villa's skirt and of tickling the hair between his toes and making him kick involuntarily in his sleep, until he kicked himself awake to hearing of gurgles and snickers of laughter at his expense.
This investiture of the grotesque and impossible with reality, he looked upon as a trick - a skilful trick at best.
This was the favourite trick of the wolf breeds--to rush in upon him, either directly or with an unexpected swerve, in the hope of striking his shoulder and overthrowing him.
They trick themselves into believing they will outwit the game and win to a future, leaving the other animals to the darkness of the grave or the annihilating heats of the crematory.
There were no signs of Danny, who was evidently playing the trick to the limit.
shouted another one, who, because of some other trick, had received a blow in the stomach.
That this was a trick and a fraud, of that, he thought for the first minute, there could be no doubt.