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what-you-may-call-it

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  • "Say, let's forget it all now, an 'you sing me' Harvest Days 'on that dinky what-you-may-call-it."

    CHAPTER VII

  • Committee of the whole House to what-you-may-call-it — elicit, I suppose — the voice of Society.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • It is in observing the terms of that what-you-may-call-it, -- that federation, that bond, -- in mutual concessions, in fraternal remembrances, that we gain a country.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 75, January, 1864

  • "Now, Margy, my girl, Mr. Smith, who's in the Navy, is going to be so kind as to take you in his what-you-may-call-it to Penang, and send a steamer to take us off or tow us in, as the case may be."

    Round the World in Seven Days

  • There ain't a morsel of danger; he's come safe all the way from London, and I never see a better bit of manoeuvring, I _will_ say, than when he brought the what-you-may-call-it down on the deck as light as a feather.

    Round the World in Seven Days

  • He's looking daggers at me — do you think he'll dare to clear me out of the court or commit me for what-you-may-call-it?

    Whose Body?

  • "What on earth are you doing, Peter, sittin 'there noddin' an 'grinnin' like a what-you-may-call-it?" demanded the Duke, coming suddenly out of a snooze.

    Whose Body?

  • "What on earth are you doing Peter, sittin 'there noddin' an 'grinnin' like a what-you-may-call-it?" demanded the Duke, coming suddenly out of a snooze.

    Whose Body

  • Both halves agreed that, after all, one might as well _try_ this new what-you-may-call-it treatment, just to see if there was anything _in_ it, don't you know.

    Once a Week

  • "I thought that the people who actually had the real what-you-may-call-it didn't know it," he said.

    The Turmoil

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