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oroboros commented on the word baited breath
Sally, having swallowed cheese
Directs down holes the scented breeze
Enticing thus with baited breath
Nice mice to an untimely death.
--Geoffrey Taylor, Cruel, Clever Cat, 1933
...and, get this, from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, (whose publisher could surely afford the services of a proof-reader--sez phrases.org.uk), we have:
"The whole common room listened with baited breath."
September 15, 2007
reesetee commented on the word baited breath
Oh, geez. I'd have proofread the Harry books--if only they'd asked. *indignant*
uselessness commented on the word baited breath
J.K. Rowling can't write! It was a hoax all along!
You mean... *wait for it*
It was all madeupical??
jennarenn commented on the word baited breath
Isn't this what fish (and assorted suckers) reek of right before you real them in?
Maybe if you reel them in. I don't know about realing them in. ;->
September 16, 2007
D'oh! Good catch.
Only because you accidentally caught me being awake. ;-)
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