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  • He turned round to find the cad beside him; and presently the man, with an abounding good-nature, began to converse with him, and explained that it was 'igh' oliday with him, for that he had got a pass to travel first-class as far as Carlisle.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 12, No. 32, November, 1873

  • A man could 'ardly arsk to be torpedoed under more pleasant conditions, I say, and we continue to row toward the shore in' igh 'opes.

    The U-boat hunters

  • It's a 'igh' un with a stone front with a bow on it, an '' igh steps up to the door.

    Dracula

  • They liked him a great deal better than Captain Bulstrode, who had been too "'igh" and "'aughty" for them.

    Aurora Floyd. A Novel

  • The advanced phonic code (where a sound is represented by a number of letters, like in “igh”) is introduced once the basic one is automatic.

    An Introduction to the Discussion about Phonics and Whole Word Reading « Articles « Literacy News

  • The Espoo, Finland, company has been hurt by its failure to compete effectively in the market for h igh-end smartphones against iPhone maker Apple Inc. and devices based on Google Inc. software.

    Earnings Watch

  • Your brains bein 'up that' igh, I expect they thin along with the air, wot?

    A Corridor in the Asylum

  • The DHS also cited a 2008 FBI report from the Bush administration in which the FBI's Counterterrorism Division found with "[h] igh confidence" that "[m] ilitary experience is found throughout the white supremacist extremist movement as the result of recruitment campaigns by extremist groups and self-recruitment by veterans sympathetic to white supremacist causes."

    Karl Frisch: About That DHS Report on Right-Wing Extremists

  • What this shows is that we need more Arab-Americans in government, because with people in igh positions, other people lose their stereotypes.

    Hotsheet for Friday

  • The CBO noted earlier this year in its budget report that “[h] igh tax rates would slow the growth of the economy, making the spending burden harder to bear.”

    It’s Time to Legislate a Spending Cap

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