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  • 'Come,' says I, gentle like, an 'edgin' near up to her, 'give me my answer.

    The Uncalled A Novel

  • And look at them clouds edgin 'in on the moon like they was thugs a-packin' blackjacks and waitin 'for an openin' to whale in.

    Then I'll Come Back to You

  • When I was young they was made of good thick cotton, long-sleeved an 'high-necked, trimmed with Hamburg edgin' an 'buttoned down the front.

    The Old Gray Homestead

  • There was Riggs an 'Las Vegas alone in the center of the big saloon, with the crowd edgin' to the walls an 'slidin' back of the bar.

    The Man of the Forest

  • Him an 'me kept edgin' off, an 'his pards kept edgin' after us, till we got over in a corner of the saloon.

    The Man of the Forest

  • Bull was a big dark man, edgin 'up onto the thirty mark.

    Captain Scraggs or, The Green-Pea Pirates

  • We was edgin 'up toward the end of the series, and our team and the Wapatomac crowd was neck and neck.

    The Depot Master

  • "Then we'll remember that," says I. "No harm in my edgin 'in long enough to drop a word to Joe, the head waiter, to give you a nice quiet corner table and take care of you well, is there?"

    Torchy and Vee

  • He'd been hangin 'on here in the bond room for five or six years, edgin' up step by step until he got to be assistant chief, but at that he wasn't much more'n an office drudge.

    Torchy and Vee

  • "I have to meet my cousin Abie Moss," says he, edgin 'away.

    Torchy, Private Sec.

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