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nigger in the woodpile

An outdated and highly offensive phrase that was used to describe something suspicious.
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Try to orient the woodpile with cut ends facing the directions the deer move.
In July 2017, Tory MP Anne-Marie Morris was suspended after referring to the issue ofBrexitfinancial services deals as "the real n***r in the woodpile."
In an audio clip obtained by the Huffington Post, she is heard saying: "And then we get to the real n*** in the woodpile which is in two years what happens if there is no deal?" A wt According to the website she made the remark while discussing what financial services deal Britain could strike with the EU after Brexit.
Mechaniniai bandymai parode, kad didziausia gniuzdymo stiprumo riba, tamprumo moduliu ir standumu pasizymi woodpile 60 deg bandiniai.
Put another way, when Coverdale encounters the woodpile, he stumbles across Hawthorne's literary corrective to the rhetorical strategies which underwrote America's original utopian impulse.
By the same token, she says that, "Modernist literature often portrays nature as undoing human attempts to order and thereby make sense of it," using Robert Frost's poem "The Woodpile" as an example "in which we find the speaker wandering through a swamp frozen over by winter's cold" and where a pile of logs, long since chopped and neatly stacked, lies gray with age and wrapped with clematis vine in mockery of a human effort to hold the stack together" (168).
Putting tens of billions more dollars into innovation is like stacking a woodpile higher and higher with no matches to strike the fire.
Who can forget gathering round the big 'bommies' for which wood was collected door to door in the weeks before, or the thrill of seeing the woodpile grow and grow?
In 1973, when Florida-born Rick Roberts and his new Colorado based band needed a name, an image that had long stuck in his mind - a woodpile stacked at the edge of a high cliff in Yosemite National Park, then set ablaze and pushed off the cliff as nature lovers from all over watched in awe - provided the necessary inspiration and the group was christened Firefall.
The woodpile is an EBG that may present complete three-dimensional (3D) stop bands [5, 6].
The band, who made a big impact at Glastonbury, release four-track EP The Woodpile on September 2.
Hopper, said his client was pushed into his tent, punched and thrown onto a woodpile.
Following Zane Lowe making it his Hottest Record in the World Right Now the quintet's latest single is The Woodpile, which is on their recently released fourth studio album Pedestrian Verse.
Woodpile some insurers that don't operate on a national scale dislike the "regional" tag being applied to them, Terry Cavanaugh embraces it.