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  • They're that thin they'll bu'st long before you git out to North Oakland.

    Chapter 31

  • Then the widow she bu'st out crying worse than ever, and said she knew she had promised to marry the old gentleman, but that was the evening previous, before she had seen the gentleman from Texas, and learned to love him with undying love.

    A Special Providence

  • But I counted it one of my marcies when it bu'st before 'twas done.

    Poems Teachers Ask For, Book Two

  • Yit now they's times it 'pears like it' u'd bu'st itse'f in two!

    The Golden Treasury of American Songs and Lyrics

  • He spent a lot, an 'was free an' easy, an 'it worried him to figure that he was goin' to go bu'st pretty soon.

    32 Caliber

  • "S'posing the rope should bu'st," mused Irene aloud.

    Tabitha's Vacation

  • Marse Chan he hed'n open he mouf long ez ole marster wuz tunin '' im; but soon ez he commence warmin 'me an' I begin to holler, Marse Chan he bu'st out cryin ', an' stept right in befo 'ole marster an' ketchin 'de whup, sed:

    Short Stories for English Courses

  • I fixed the little place fur her, an 'I took my traps t' the lean-to so as t 'give her plenty o' room, an 'by an' by, like it sometimes happens after a stormy, lowerin 'day, the sun bu'st through, an' toward the close the glory seemed right startlin '.

    Janet of the Dunes

  • "Deify me and I bu'st!" observed Chullunder Ghose.


  • Bunje bu'st all the records except three, and we're getting to know those rather well.

    A Tall Ship On Other Naval Occasions


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