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  • But Mitchell is an author who deserves your trust, and he has constructed an apothecary cabinet of vibrant set pieces, including a beheading of petty thieves, a bladder-stone operation that will make you wince, and the arcane diplomatic rituals of meeting the shogun after "a ten-weeks 'tributary arse-licking pilgrimage."

    Book review of "The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet," a novel by David Mitchell

  • An uber-hyped, nauseatingly one-sided prime-time TV interview with an infuriating arse-licking sycophant?

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • And the same people whod cheered at the notion of Tony Blair being an arse-licking warmonger, clapped and sneered with derision at the mention of Georges name.

    What's Going On

  • The Members also seem to spend an inordinate amount of their time engaged in blatant arse-licking of those of higher status in what those in the House call ‘Parties’, certain self-contained groupings that seem to bear no relationship to the world beyond the house, but – for some obscure reason – these party allegiances are vitally important to those within the house.

    Big Commons

  • Maybe Miliband and NuLabour is simply arse-licking the substantial Tamil community that has come to Britain.

    SAVE THE TIGERS..?

  • Unless of course it was one of those arse-licking questions from his own bench.

    The non-existing previous answer?

  • There is lots of political arse-licking with the voting.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • It'll cost £40,000 - £100,000 and a lot of arse-licking just to get to election day, say Conservative Home.

    You Wanna be a Conservative MP?: It's the Money Stupid

  • Murdoch's been arse-licking Brown so long and hard his mouth's went as dry as a dead dingo's d.....

    An Hour With Gyles Brandreth

  • People of Neath: - hang your Labour arse-licking heads in shame!

    Army Rumour Service

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