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  • Sometimes I manage to quit, but then I always come a'crawlin 'back.

    Jerusha Klemperer: Quitting Soda Cold Turkey

  • "And it's a dam 'crawlin' business," asserted Pete.

    The Ridin' Kid from Powder River

  • "Well, Mis 'Deane, say' ow ye will an 'what ye will, -- there's a spider this very blessed instant a' crawlin 'on the bottom of the ironin' blanket, which is a sure sign as 'ow yer washin' won't come to no good try iver so 'ard, for as we all knows --' See a spider at morn, An 'ye'll wish ye wornt born: See a spider at night, An' yer wrongs'll come right! '"

    The Treasure of Heaven A Romance of Riches

  • Sometimes I manage to quit, but then I always come a'crawlin 'back.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • "` I will, 'says I, an' galloped off to a place as was filled wi 'all sorts o' crawlin 'things.

    The Dog Crusoe and his Master

  • Or just the opposite, you now stuck with light pockets, but the writing is something heavy that could never fit into wallets, you fightin' just to eat and the roaches start crawlin' in, but at least you didn't hack your craft down to an abolishment.

    The Dilemma

  • Don't come crawlin to me to feed your sorry butt when the grociery stores fail health inspections and you are starvin while im enjoyin some brunswick stew with deer meat or some rabbit with my home grown salad.

    Anti-Deer-Hunting Billboard Goes Up in Kansas City

  • Don't come crawlin to me to feed your sorry butt when the grociery stores fail health inspections and you are starvin while im enjoyin some brunswick stew with deer meat or some rabbit with my home grown salad.

    Anti-Deer-Hunting Billboard Goes Up in Kansas City

  • See the fat snakes of muscle a-crawlin 'soft an' lazy-like.

    Chapter II

  • Say they're goin 'to beat us to our knees till we come crawlin' back a-beggin 'for our jobs.

    CHAPTER X

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