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  • _A_-mazin 'I like you, my dear! but it is what you might call surprisin', to leave a little maid in a blue pinafore, and to come back and find a princess in gold and velvet.

    Captain January

  • But th 'surprisin' thing about this here island is that it ain't got nothin 'livin' on it except the most beautiful women in all the

    Captain Scraggs or, The Green-Pea Pirates

  • You see, he's been with me sittin 'in his chair for the last four years, as I sat beside him sewin', and he was great company, Bill was, for all he was so sick; for he had great sperrits, and could argue somethin 'surprisin' and grand.

    The Second Chance

  • Dummness runs in that family so, it's somepin 'surprisin'!

    Tillie, a Mennonite Maid; a Story of the Pennsylvania Dutch

  • "Perhaps we can do a bit o 'surprisin'," he explained.

    The Rover Boys out West Or, The Search for a Lost Mine

  • I believe they tuned up higher and louder when I went in -- it wouldn't be nothin 'surprisin' if they did, some as the brass band strikes up as the hero enters.

    Samantha at the World's Fair

  • "Well, sir! the brimstone names that Fatty called that man was somethin 'surprisin' to hear.

    The Depot Master

  • It was a mos 'surprisin' circumstance, sah -- a mos 'surprisin' circumstance. "

    Keith of the Border

  • I've ben doin 'a lot of figurin' this week, an 'it's most surprisin'.

    THE APOSTATE: written by Jack London

  • I see tha ho risin it aint surprisin its just a hoasis with ugly chicks faces but hos dont feel so sad and blue cuz most of us niggaz is hos too

    Archive 2007-04-01

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