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  • Down they go, kit an 'kaboodle, twenty feet, bear, dawgs, an' Rocky, slidin ', cussin', an 'scratchin', ker-plump into ten feet of water in the bed of stream.

    THE END OF THE STORY

  • Mr. Haynes kept some distance ahead; but occasionally a bit of "cussin '" came back to us and we knew he was using freighter tactics.

    Letters on an Elk Hunt

  • You my witness ob dis ruffian trispassin 'on my prop'ty an' cussin 'an' seducin 'a ol' woman widout 'er consent,' she says.

    A Woman Named Smith

  • I just got to keep throwin 'things at her an' cussin 'an' smashin 'furniture, an' all that, 'cause if she ever got an idea how scared I am of her, she'd pick me up by the seat of my pants an '-- Oh, I tell you it's gettin' to be more'n I c'n stand, Mr. Crow.

    Anderson Crow, Detective

  • He liked to be liberal with his crew, for he believed a tot of grog would go further with them than "cussin ''em;" and the two mates did not gainsay him, though they believed in neither grog nor "cussin '."

    A Victorious Union

  • Jimmy-Jawed Jup'ter, Aunt Cindy's husban '; he'll show you somer the pretties' cussin 'you ever did hear. "

    Miss Minerva and William Green Hill

  • "'Paulo,' sez Tia to me, speakin 'in Samoan (an' cussin 'in English),

    The Call Of The South 1908

  • Some folks are coming into Twitter today trying to tell me how to manage this, how I should change the hashtag so there's no cussin' or to target their favorite bad man, or how I should organize marches instead.

    Jeff Jarvis: #f*ckyouwashington: The Story of a Hashtag and a Movement

  • Some folks are coming into Twitter today trying to tell me how to manage this, how I should change the hashtag so there's no cussin' or to target their favorite bad man, or how I should organize marches instead.

    Jeff Jarvis: #f*ckyouwashington: The Story of a Hashtag and a Movement

  • "But you've got to quit cussin ', Martin, old boy; you've got to quit cussin'," he said aloud.

    Chapter 4

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