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  • The '' fernal 'chine' of an alarm clock was ticking steadily away on the bureau where Mrs. Horton had placed it after unpacking, and with a great deal of trouble and much tracing with a wet forefinger, he made out that it was three o'clock -- or was it five o'clock?

    Sunny Boy in the Country

  • "What's a 'fernal' chine?" asked Sunny Boy boldly.

    Sunny Boy in the Country

  • He did not create the demand for such services, he merely filled the needs, much as he did the salted fernal nuts requested by the Inner Six Worlds of the Orischians or the giant cargo ships needed by the bulk hauling concerns of the Three-Ring Giants.

    The Man Who Used the Universe

  • You're makin picters of the place for that are in-fernal Kernal Smith who owns the land, so's he can show 'em round and pint out the buildin 'lots.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No. 1, July, 1862

  • "YEH may gas about torpedoes an '' fernal machines an 'such like, but yeh can't learn me nothin'; onct I had t 'do wi' suthin 'o' th 'sort that turned th' heads o 'a dozen men from black ter white in 'bout ten minutes," and the ancient mariner looked at me with careful impressiveness.

    Golden Stories A Selection of the Best Fiction by the Foremost Writers

  • 'An hour later, while absorbed in some of my in - fernal studies, I heard, or thought I heard, my signal answered.

    Can Such Things Be

  • All 'fernal nonsense, nerves strained, didn't see what we see, and say nothing of what did see to Mrs. Major, if either do say anything, t'other one break his neck.

    A Yellow God: an Idol of Africa

  • His face was ghastly, but his voice had lost none of its drawling scorn as he said to Joe, slowly and distinctly, "You in-fernal idiot!"

    Peak and Prairie From a Colorado Sketch-book

  • "I'll gib you what for; you shall hab what Paddy gib the drum, you 'fernal black skunk; I show yar what John up the orchard is, you -- you Italian organ-grinding sweep -- You chestnut-munching beast!"

    Jack Harkaway and His Son's Escape from the Brigand's of Greece

  • But, my readers, this I would have you to understand at the very commencement of our acquaintance; you will assuredly find the writer of the following pages no Fudge, nor in the least ambitious to touch off such a master-piece of wit as that same In fernal Guide.

    Social relations in our Southern States,

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