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  • "Well, he may not give you much gingerbread work in the shape of decorations, but you'll have a dacint-lookin 'house enuff for an academy of music."

    A Pirate of Parts

  • Begor! with yer cawn'ts an 'shawn'ts, an' chawnces, an 'the divil only knows what in the way of pronunciayshon, a dacint, hard-workin' gerl can't make out half what's said nowadays.

    A Pirate of Parts

  • "G'lang wid ye's now," she flung at them, "an 'quit disturbin' dacint folks that likes to sleep o 'nights!"

    Then I'll Come Back to You

  • _Here's a safe journey and a dacint berrin 'to us both. _'

    Adrift in the Ice-Fields

  • "He's a very dacint kind of man, as min run at present," replied

    A Pirate of Parts

  • -- I hopes as how it'll be by a Roosian, or a Proosian, or a dacint Christian man of some sort or t'other, an 'not, faix, by one of thim yaller-faced

    Crown and Anchor Under the Pen'ant

  • "To come of a dacint family -- and be brought to this!" says Mrs. Murphy, allowing her passion to rise, and swearing to have revenge of the negro in the next room.

    An Outcast or, Virtue and Faith

  • Give me something with shafts, Mr. Jim, and a dacint horse in them.

    Back to Billabong

  • Well, then, there's all iv thim hard-faced _tillikums_ iv Cross, deceased, paid off; an 'instid iv gittin' dhrunk like dacint

    Desert Conquest or, Precious Waters

  • Pearlie struggled with her hair to make it lie down and "act dacint," but the image that looked back at her from the cracked glass was not encouraging, even after making allowance for the crack, but she comforted herself by saying, "Sure it 's Danny she wants to see, and she won't be lookin 'much at me anyway."

    Sowing Seeds in Danny

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