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  • And the “most darnashun thunderin noiz” as “Spra flys up un makes fawty thowsen raneboz.”

    The English Is Coming!

  • And whan the mynystres of that chirche neden to maken ony reparacyoun of the chirche or of ony of the ydoles, thei taken gold and silver, perles and precyous stones out of the vyvere, to quyten the costages of suche thing as thei maken or reparen; so that no thing is fawty, but anon it schalle ben amended.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • "About five-ten, a hundred and fawty," Byrnes said, and the man's pencil flickered.

    Time and Again

  • I ben tryin 'to lead a godly an' Chris'chun life, ez Scripcheh sez, fu 'fawty yeahs, now, an' I hope I'd a foun 'dyin' grace at de las '.

    Stories by American Authors, Volume 6

  • Ev'y nut you crac 'now goin' cos 'you a yell when you git 'long 'bout fawty an' fifty.


  • "O nut'n '; only I thing you make me luck; nine, h-eighteen, fawty-fo' -- I play me doze number 'in de lott'ree to-day."

    Strong Hearts

  • a raal islan 'these fawty year' -- you 'membeh, Mr. play-actoh, that ole san'-bah jess below it, full o' snags as my granny's mouth, which befo 'the earthquake it used to be a reg-lah death-trap fo' flatboats?

    Gideon's Band A Tale of the Mississippi

  • I can shut my eyes and hear him read his report now: "Infant-class, M.s. Sarah M. Boggs, one dolla thutty-eight cents; Dan'ells's class, fawty-six cents;

    Back Home

  • Thar wus fou'teen fat shoats, an '-- lem me see how many tuckies; twenty-fou' tuckies, thutty-fou 'Muscovy ducks, fawty chickuns, sebenteen geese an' ganders, an '-- "

    St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, July 1878, No. 9


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