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  • I'm a forty-gallon Baptist and the father of sixteen childen, all baptized exceptin 'the last set o' twins, and they'll be put under when the circuit-rider comes around, and what I'm a-goin 'to-tell you is the plum truth, and if any man disputes it thar'll be a vote missin' in his beat at the next election.

    With Sabre and Scalpel. The Autobiography of a Soldier and Surgeon

  • "Yes, ma'am," said Ephraim, giving her his gnarled fingers; "I was just sayin 'to Cynthy that I'd ruther shake your hand than anybody's livin' exceptin 'General Grant."

    Coniston — Volume 04

  • I was about as old as Doc, and we wasn't either of us very chickenish, but I thought Doc was the finest man I'd ever saw, an 'exceptin' what I'm tellin 'you, I ain't ever had cause to change my mind.

    Kilo : being the love story of Eliph' Hewlitt, book agent

  • "I reckon I oughtn't ter tell nuthin 'exceptin' ter the officers, but -- but -- I 'lowed leetle Archie's mother would help me some again them bloodhounds o' the law."

    The Ordeal A Mountain Romance of Tennessee

  • But ez for book-readin ', wife an' me aint never felt called on to read no book save an 'exceptin' the Holy Scriptures -- an ', of cose, the seed catalogues.

    Sonny, a Christmas Guest

  • I ain't hell-bent nowhere exceptin 'to get away from the shell-fire.


  • Hoboin's all right, exceptin 'for one thing — the girls.

    Chapter 46

  • Didn't know anything about bear when I went into the country, exceptin 'when I was a youngster I'd seen a heap of cinnamons and that little black kind.


  • "Sure, an 'what's more, all Forty Mile, exceptin' me an 'a few cripples."

    Too Much Gold

  • I've never known you t 'be so solicitous o' my 'ealth or anyone else's exceptin' your precious own.

    A Corridor in the Asylum


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