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  • Chaise (the fat old thief!) overflowed the 'elber' chair, and alluded to me as 'our beautiful donor, 'and lured me into singing Mylecharaine, and leading the company, when we closed with the doxology.

    The Christian A Story

  • I road with ricky this weakend and got a gooseeg on my elber the size of a gooseeg from when i rund over a old bottle in te trail boy howdy whats the cure for that

    Weird Style: Cast-Offs and Bolt-Ons

  • He now — mark the concurrence with the document formerly given in full! — knocked a plate of biscuits off the table with his agitated elber (but without breakage), and demanded boiling brandy - and-water.

    Somebody's Luggage

  • Occasionally he could be induced to straighten himself, and — holding himself strongly at the hinge, with earth-ingrained hands — to discourse on politics and religion, and to opine that our policy in China was “neither my eye nor my elber.”

    Red Pottage

  • "Why, Reuben, lad," began Sennacherib, "how didst come to let your hand run away with your elber i 'that way?"

    Aunt Rachel

  • The lad's well-nigh lived i 'my house ever sence he was no higher' n my elber.

    Aunt Rachel

  • "Good luck to ye, Mr Tarbolt, an 'more power to yer elber, sor," he cried out with much effusion.

    Young Tom Bowling The Boys of the British Navy

  • An '' e were all painted by a chap -- a little old chap wi 'gray whiskers -- no taller' n your elber, Peter!

    The Broad Highway

  • Think o 'that -- a little chap no taller' n your elber!

    The Broad Highway

  • '"I'll have a pook at it," he ses, an' he pooks at it as it comes round the elber.

    A Diversity of Creatures

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