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  • Die-hards would say it puts too much weight on things like saves and stolen bases.

    Fantasy's Dose of Reality

  • Clinton's Die-hards by b2008 on Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 8: 43: 00 PM

    Hillary Clinton's Sleaze Parade

  • Six boatloads of Rats, with pistols and cutlasses, will come up the river and effect a landing in the garden; while a picked body of Toads, known at the Die-hards, or the Death-or-Glory Toads, will storm the orchard and carry everything before them, yelling for vengeance.

    The Wind in the Willows

  • The Colonel, though choleric, was a good-natured man, and too much of a gentleman to let his temper loose, though sorely tried, when at the bottom of the hill the Die-hards halted his carriage that he might receive not only an address from the Doctor as Mayor, but a large bouquet from the hands of the Doctor's four-year-old daughter, little Miss Sophronia, whom her mother led forward amid the plaudits of the crowd.

    Merry-Garden and Other Stories

  • Maybe you have never heard of the East and West Looe Volunteer Artillery -- the famous Looe Die-hards?

    Merry-Garden and Other Stories

  • He was a lover of his country, and for three years, while Napoleon threatened us with invasion, he had served as a second-lieutenant in that famous company, the East and West Looe Volunteer Artillery, better known as the Looe Die-hards.

    Corporal Sam and Other Stories

  • He repeated the question to Captain Pond, who appeared a minute later in full regimentals advancing up the hill with his Die-hards behind him and a large and excited crowd in the rear.

    Merry-Garden and Other Stories

  • They were the Die-hards henceforth, jealous of the title and of all that it implied.

    Merry-Garden and Other Stories

  • He wound up by saying incisively that he, for his part, had no experience of Volunteers nor of what they expected: and (to pass over this harrowing part of the business as lightly as may be) the Die-hards breakfasted next morning on hastily-cooked Christmas puddings.

    Merry-Garden and Other Stories

  • T.e E. & W. Looe Volunteer Artllry have took to calling themselves the Die-hards and the way they coddle is a public scandal, when I tell you that for six weeks there has been no drill in the fresh air and 16s 8d public money has been paid to T. T.ipconey carpenter (a member of the corps) for fastening up the windows of the T.wn Hall against draughts.

    Merry-Garden and Other Stories

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