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  • Then the lights started cracking like atomics and the boot or finger-nail or, as it might be, a bit of dirt on your trouser-bottom turned into a big big big mesto, bigger than the whole world, and you were just going to get introduced to old Bog or God when it was all over.

    Where's the show?

  • And you were sort of hypnotized by your boot or shoe or a finger-nail as it might be, and at the same time you were sort of picked up by the old scruff and shook like you might be a cat.

    Where's the show?

  • You lost your name and your body and your self and you just didn't care, and you waited until your boot or finger-nail got yellow, then yellower and yellower all the time.

    Where's the show?

  • Then, as if he was like danc - ing, he stamped on my nogas, left, right, then he gave me a finger-nail flick on the nose that hurt like bezoomny and brought the old tears to my glazzies then he twisted at my left ooko like it was a radio dial.

    Where's the show?

  • "You can go into finger-nail biting mode, in terms of making a life plan and knowing that you've made a decision and know you need to move away from this particular amount of space," Ms. Alden says.

    Chicago Auction

  • Two days ago, a child was bitten by a goat and his finger-nail was torn clean off.

    Notes on the State Fair.

  • By the imprint of a finger-nail on a piece of parchment, it recognizes the difference which separates the Jewry of the Judengasse from the Jewry of the Ghetto.

    Les Miserables

  • To clean the (up to 3) rollers inside the mouse, either use the edge of a finger-nail tip (carefully, of course), or a cotton-swab as used to clean your ears.

    How to clean an old mouse | Sync Blog

  • Carefully flick the seeds off in the spring with your finger-nail and plant.

    The tomato revisted

  • Louis XVIII., much preoccupied while annotating Horace with the corner of his finger-nail, heroes who have become emperors, and makers of wooden shoes who have become dauphins, had two anxieties, — Napoleon and Mathurin Bruneau.

    Les Miserables

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