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  • We rolled half way down a mountain once, an 'barrin' a little skinnin 'up, we come out of it all to the good.

    The Gold Girl

  • 'Well, this _Sweethearts'_ business wint on like most amshure theatricals, an' barrin 'fwhat I suspicioned,' twasn't till the dhress-rehearsal that I saw for certain that thim two -- he the blackguard, an 'she no wiser than she should ha' been -- had put up an evasion. '

    Soldiers Three

  • "Well, this _Sweethearts'_ business wint on like most amshure theatricals, an 'barrin' fwhat I suspicioned, 'twasn't till the dhress-rehearsal that I saw for certain that thim two -- he the blackguard, an' she no wiser than she should ha 'been -- had put up an evasion."

    Indian Tales

  • It's scorchin 'hot an' barrin 'a dead burro thar's hardly anybody in sight.

    Wolfville Nights

  • "'Bekase I'm starvin' with the hunger, 'says I."'And sure, bad luck to you,' says he, 'you couldn't eat a gridiron,' says he, 'barrin' you were a _pelican o 'the wildherness_,' says he.

    Stories of Comedy

  • A score of years ago the A.S.S. steamers lay within half a mile of shore; and, 'barrin' 'the ducking, it was easy to land.

    To The Gold Coast for Gold, Vol. II A Personal Narrative

  • I noticed the little kig afore; but divil resave me av I thought it was anythin 'barrin' cowld water.

    The Scalp Hunters

  • "The jintleman we tuk off the wrack's rekivered his sinses, an 'none ov us, sure, can under-constubble his furrin lingo barrin' yersilf, sor.

    Crown and Anchor Under the Pen'ant

  • 'barrin' the ermine; 'besides, that on the present occasion, Peter's argument in their favour decided them upon staying, for they now felt like martyrs, and firmly believed that they were putting the chief justice under an obligation to them for life.

    The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer — Volume 3

  • "Faith, yer honour, I haven't tasted a dhrop of anythin 'barrin' tay since yesterday noon at Eight Bells.

    Crown and Anchor Under the Pen'ant

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