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  • proper n. A player on the team the "San Diego Padres".


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  • Now the Padre is always dwelling offensively on the matter of Sunday observance, because he disapproves of my making pies on that day instead of teaching Sunday school, and so I contended that the man in the moon ought to be let down again, for it was just possible he lived in the North-West and couldn't help himself.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • Afraid and not knowing where to turn, she called Padre Carlos.

    American Grace

  • But there would be some other ... fringe benefits, as those who have gone on Spring Break in Padre are well aware.

    Social SecurityAnalysis, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • The huge issue of illegal immigration from Mexico goes beyond the usual epithets in Padre Nuestro, the tale of an illegitimate son crossing a border from one squalid impoverished city to another to find the father whom he's never met.

    GreenCine Daily: Park City Dispatch. 11.

  • Prime months are late spring through fall, but the best time to fish South Padre is when you can.

    TEXAS GULF : Padre Knows Best

  • I notice that the Padre is getting conceited in the extreme about his prowess as a hunter.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • The Padre would probably analyse my sensations critically and class them as "ebullitions of animal well-being arising from the equanimity of good digestion and well oxygenated blood"; but the Padre is in Winnipeg and there is no one else to disconcert me.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • This must be the better conclusion, because the Padre is sarcastic about it, and says I only know enough Scripture to be troublesome.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • The Padre is telling me that they eat thirty times as much food, proportionately, as a man, and can do an amount of work far beyond his relative power.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • The Padre is so intensely Western that my criticisms nettle him, and he quotes the proverb anent children, fools, and half-done work.

    Janey Canuck in the West


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