“Its code of morals is unobjectionable -- it is "smouched" * from the New Testament and no credit given.”
“-- it is "smouched" [Milton] from the New Testament and no credit given.”
“It was Webster who persuaded Mark Twain to omit the “raft episode” that he had earlier smouched for Life on the Mississippi, to lighten the bulk of Huck Finn.”
“So I smouched one, and they come out nine, same as the other time.”
“We smouched the grindstone, and set out to roll her home, but it was a most nation tough job.”
“P.M. six days in the week, and once or twice I smouched a Sunday when the boss wasn't looking.”
“Wasn't you expecting we would be the first to tell the family who it is that's been killed yonder in the sycamores, and all about them rapscallions that done it, and about the di'monds they've smouched off of the corpse, and paint it up fine, and have the glory of being the ones that knows a lot more about it than anybody else?”
“And this of a youth in grimy cap, flannels, and overalls, with a pair of smouched soldier gauntlets hiding the white of his hands, and a coating of coal-dust and smudge hiding all but the clear, healthy white of his eyes!”
“So Tom he wrote the nonnamous letter, and I smouched the yaller wench's frock that night, and put it on, and shoved it under the front door, the way Tom told me to.”
“There was one in your brother's hand-bag that you smouched, Jubiter. but”
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