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  • In a few days the soldiers played their intimidation trump card, moving to "derobe" the monks — excommunicate them.

    ‘I Wanted Democracy’

  • Bory got I do not (know) how many of my servants, by some escalier derobe, to see the ball-room and some of the dances; he has a back stairs interest through that of Lord Trentham's nurse, and being himself the State

    George Selwyn: His Letters and His Life

  • Rutolo charged his adversary with a double derobe.

    The Child of Pleasure

  • Bory got I do not (know) how many of my servants, by some escalier derobe, to see the ball-room and some of the dances; he has a back stairs interest through that of Lord Trentham's nurse, and being himself the State Trumpeter in a neighbouring kingdom, is of some note and importance, and all is at my use and service.

    George Selwyn His Letters and His Life

  • "Monsieur Ebate is at the _escalier derobe_," said she.

    Out in the Forty-Five Duncan Keith's Vow

  • Cette fierte neanmoins n'excluait pas en lui une rare modestie; partout il se soustrait a l'eloge; se derobe au panegyrique; jamais il ne parle de ses exploits, et jamais il ne souffre qu'un autre lui en parle en sa presence.

    Life of Charlotte Brontë — Volume 1

  • PASTA BREAK After the service I derobe, get Arthur, and we go over to V&T's Italian on Amsterdam and 110th for a bite.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Plus un objet se derobe a nos yeux, plus nous faisons d'efforts pour le saisir, parce que des-lors il aiguillonne notre orgueil, il excite notre curiosite, il nous parait interessant.

    The Complete Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley — Volume 3

  • Despite her sex scene confidence, the screen beauty admits it can be daunting to derobe in front of a mostly male cast and crew.

    Femalefirst.co.uk - Celebrity Gossip + Lifestyle Magazine

  • To promote communication between the staff, he asked them to derobe and photocopy bits of their nekkid bodies.

    TV Scoop

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  • Not at all--but I did work in the factory once upon a time. :-)

    February 4, 2008

  • So, Reesetee are you a scion of the peanut butter cup family?

    February 4, 2008

  • See Skipvia's "Free Association" list. This is what they call it when they melt the chocolate off of already made peanut butter cups that have been pulled off the manufacturing line for some reason (bad wrapper, underweight product, and so on). The chocolate and peanut butter are later mixed in with newly made batches; anything that can't be used for human consumption is set aside and later mixed into animal feed.

    February 4, 2008