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  • "Come on, come on, where the 'ell's the captain?" says one.

    Fiancée

  • Even with oil-services costs soaring, Royal Dutch S.ell's lifting cost per barrel of oil equivalent in 2006 was about $9, according to energy research firm John S. Herold.

    Why $100 Oil Can't Float

  • "Come on, come on, where the 'ell's the captain?" says one.

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • "Come on, come on, where the 'ell's the captain?" says one.

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • Margrave hewed an ell's length from his shield, that the sparks flew bright.

    The Fall of the Niebelungs

  • And "When the 'ell's it goin' to be strawberry?" was the unfailing jest at meal-times, as we scraped the layer of flies from the top of the inevitable Tickler.

    With Our Army in Palestine

  • Hyndman could still hear him, so he walked up to him and shouted, 'What the bloody' ell's the matter wi 'yer?'

    Combed Out

  • Who in 'ell's a'goin' to draw the water for the mornin 'tea?

    Over the Top

  • That bloomin 'Harab passenger o' mine vaults over into my seat, an 'afore I could say' 'ell's bells' 'e's off.

    Jimgrim and Allah's Peace

  • "What 'ell's the matter with you -- search that man and let him go --"

    The Victim A romance of the Real Jefferson Davis

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