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  • The man with the excitable temper is called Touchwood, while the man who slides into a deferential acceptance of opinions made for him is Mixtus.

    George Eliot; A Critical Study of Her Life, Writings and Philosophy

  • We also get into "Touchwood", BBC's Robin Hood, Hobbit rumors and more of Cat's Second Life antics.

    Lipstick Aliens 14 Aussie SciFi, Robin Hood, Dr. Beckett, Touchwood

  • Touchwood, I hope I'm right for the sake of the next generation.

    Charlie Crist Joining Obama At Pro-Stimulus Event

  • Not less exasperating was the constant interceding voice of Touchwood, who, in tones alternately plaintive and snappish, kept on a string of expostulations.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • “Never mind — never mind — I shall make no bad use of what I have learned,” said Touchwood.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • For this purpose, as soon as Touchwood learned that his house was to be applied to for the original deeds left in charge by the deceased Earl of Etherington, he expedited a letter, directing that only the copies should be sent, and thus rendered nugatory

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • He stated he had business; and Touchwood replied that he could have none but composing his next sermon, and reminded him that it was two days till Sunday.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • “There now,” said Touchwood, “there was a rencontre between them — the very thing I wanted to know.”

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • Touchwood from the kitchen, where he had hitherto remained a mute auditor of this extraordinary scene — “I shall be murdered, unless you fetch me some water without delay.”

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • “True, true, Mr. Mowbray,” answered Touchwood; “and certainly it is not your business to lay the axe to the root of the genealogical tree, that is like to bear golden apples for you — Ha!”

    Saint Ronan's Well

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