Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- By God; egad: a minced oath.
“Jonas looked hard at his waistcoat and jewels; and said ‘Rather, ecod!’”
“‘And pretty smooth, too, ecod!’ said Jonas, glancing round the table.”
“‘You made me bear your pretty humours once, and ecod I’ll make you bear mine now.”
“‘Oh! ecod, you had better ask father that,’ said Jonas.”
“You bullied him so, and in the front of his regiment, too, that it was almost past bearing; and when he deplored, with tears in his eyes, almost, the little humbug! that his relationship prevented him calling you out, ecod, I believed him!”
“Then ecod your worship must not tell the story of Ould”
“That's none of my business; he's my landlord, and so a man, you know, would not -- But -- ecod, he's no better than -- Sir, my humble service to you.”
“By gum, but you be a rare un, ecod!" he cried, slapping his leg.”
“O ecod -- a hell-fire rogue -- a very lousy, scurvy dog as shall be carted and whipped and set in Sir Richard's new pillory!”
“Hell be for giving you his company; and, ecod, if you mind him, hell persuade you that his mother was an alderman, and his aunt a justice of peace.”
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