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  • Yeh know, she's a fine, well-dressed woman, an 'knowin' where we was goin 'I wondered' ow she'd feel abou 'clamberin' over boulders an 'sleepin' in caves an 'tha', bu 'she never complained once.'

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • I mean, we'd nae way o 'knowin' if it was wan o 'the guns we'd knackered, or whit effect it would have.'

    A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away

  • I cyant think how I could a-been so careless-like, an 'knowin' all de endurin 'time dat I boun' fer ter be a widder.

    Peggy Stewart: Navy Girl at Home

  • An 'knowin' t 'much might spile a boy for bein' a Secesher.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 09, No. 51, January, 1862

  • "What's the good o 'knowin' what makes it, when you can't stop it?"

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 45, July, 1861

  • "An 'knowin' that Mr. Carroll was playin 'chess with ye, chief -- an' him naturally interested in such things -- I hopped right in."

    Midnight

  • "Delight's buckle was broke an 'knowin' the best place to send it, he mailed it up to town."

    Flood Tide

  • Nohow, Peter, it aren't natral -- woman tak's a lot o 'knowin'.

    The Broad Highway

  • Us having the best that's to be had, an 'knowin' we can have it to the end of our lives, that's what it's come to, tha knows.

    T. Tembarom

  • Never thee stop believin 'in th' Big Good Thing an 'knowin' th 'world's full of it -- an' call it what tha 'likes.

    The Secret Garden

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