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  • A hoein 'out tobacker in th' clearin '-- me an' you --

    Pipe and Pouch The Smoker's Own Book of Poetry

  • Question: Will it ever not be thrilling watching President Obama and, knowing he's a Chicago guy at heart, be certain we'll never have to see images of him in crisp Wranglers 'clearin' brush 'on some contrived ranch, and knowing that he'll back among us in four to eight?

    Ted Goeglein: 13 Questions For Which I Expect No Answers

  • Her mother an she dug the grave in th 'corner of th' clearin ', down there where I'm pointin'.

    Hillsboro People

  • But goin 'our best, there was no hope o' clearin 'the blast o' the explosions if they explosioned on the same target, an 'we all made ourselves as small as we could on our horses' backs an 'felt we was as big as a barn all the time the rush was gettin' louder an 'louder.

    Between the Lines

  • They'll be put through th 'clearin' house, me faith, an 'securities

    Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen

  • Hillocks's wife informed the kirkyard that the doctor "gied the gudeman an awful 'clearin'," and that Hillocks "wes keepin 'the hoose," which meant that the patient had tea breakfast, and at that time was wandering about the farm buildings in an easy undress, with his head in a plaid.

    Stories by English Authors: Scotland (Selected by Scribners)

  • Hillocks 'wife informed the kirkyaird that the doctor "gied the gudeman an awfu' clearin ', "and that Hillocks" wes keepin' the hoose, "which meant that the patient had tea breakfast, and at that time was wandering about the farm buildings in an easy undress with his head in a plaid.

    Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush

  • Corn-shuckings were conducted in the same way; nor could a man clear a piece of ground without inviting his neighbors, and having a "clearin '."

    Fisher's River (North Carolina) Scenes and Characters

  • Just fancy, I'd begin with a clear leap over that chief's head -- the one there wi 'the feathers an' the long nose that's makin 'such hideous faces -- then away up the glen, over the stones, down the hollows, shoutin' like mad, an 'clearin' the brooks and precipices with a band o 'yellin' Redskins at my tail!

    Twice Bought

  • Question: Will it ever not be thrilling watching President Obama and, knowing he's a Chicago guy at heart, be certain we'll never have to see images of him in crisp Wranglers 'clearin' brush 'on some contrived ranch, and knowing that he'll back among us in four to eight?

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