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  • He had it in his mouth to kape us from knowin 'his voice, an' by th 'same tokin, I calls to mind th' chokin 'in his throat, the scand'lous owld woman he was.'

    Mr. Trunnell, Mate of the Ship "Pirate"

  • So I sings out to him, and comes out from behind the lumber-stack, but, Lord bless ye! he jest peeped round over his shoulder oncet, gave a kind of chokin 'scream like, and put out up the road as if the Devil was after him.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 33, July, 1860

  • He run back only when the dog was in dire need an 'chokin' to death.

    Frank of Freedom Hill

  • Jes 'chokin' full o 'hothouse plants and pinies and perfume;

    Songs of Friendship

  • I smelt somethin 'plaguy sour, but I couldn't see nothin'; at last I got hold of her and lifted her up, for she didn't scream, but made a strange kind of chokin 'noise, and by this time up came Marm Blake with a light.

    The Clockmaker

  • In any case there's no use in dopin 'chokin' mopin 'and sobbin'

    Knox

  • "Let us tak a minute's thocht, and see if we can get a way o 'chokin' up that stuff fear fallin 'doon.

    The Underworld The Story of Robert Sinclair, Miner

  • You go home and ask your husbands what smoke puts in their pockets out o 'the pay-roll -- and you'll come around next time to get me to turn out more smoke instead o' chokin 'it off! "

    The Turmoil

  • Do ye see nae differ atween chokin 'an ill-faured tyke an' chokin 'a puir widow's lum? "

    Alec Forbes of Howglen

  •  I wanted to take that back because she started crying then — almost chokin 'and carrying on and when she gets like that, you can't help but to cry right along with her.

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