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  • In our own Kangra mission we started to produce teazel, which is that spiky plant used in woolen mills for "teazing" woolen cloth.

    India Today

  • Monckton but in his presence: she found, therefore, no resource against teazing and vexation, but what was afforded her by the conversation of the amiable Henrietta.

    Cecilia

  • Camilla, here, is continually teazing me with her persuasions to be in love, as she calls it.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • I used her hardly: but teazing ne-ver yet did good with me.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • Mr. Grandison valued not truth, nor scrupled solemn words, though ludicrously uttered, to make the most improbable stuff perplexing and teazing; and then the wretch laughed immoderately at the suspense he supposed he had caused.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • Had it not been so, do you imagine I could ever have loved you, after you had led Lady L. to join with you, on a certain teazing occasion?

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • Could I have evoked an esprit follet, at the same time fantastic and interesting, capricious and kind; a sort of wildfire of the elements, bound by no fixed laws, or motives of action; faithful and fond, yet teazing and uncertain — —

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • What a teazing life did she lead herself, and consequently her foetus too, with that nonsensical anxiety of hers about lying-in in town?

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • The man bore the teazing and gnawing of the dog at his heels for some time, but apprehending at length, that his patience might embolden them to use still farther liberties, he turned round and shot poor Dingo dead on the spot: the owners of him set off with the utmost expedition.

    The Expedition to Botany Bay

  • “I mean precisely — that which I mean,” replied the lady, with a teazing pause at the break I have marked.

    Uncle Silas

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