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  • adj. flearidden


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  • Isabella Bird makes you intensely aware of the miseries of being cold and damp and fleabitten in Japan October 2008 review, of the sensation and sights and smells of standing on the rim of a lake of lava at night in Hawaii.

    August Short Book Reviews (and two thoughts thereon)

  • The answer was nothing really; the town a bit fleabitten and passing beyond we made for the palms and a spot down by the river.

    Long Way Down

  • Tom Spaulding had adopted a starving, fleabitten stray dog who hung around the courthouse; he took “Fred” with him on the plane to his new home in Sarasota and started looking for a dog-sitter.

    Every Breath You Take

  • You miserable, fleabitten excuse for a Federation citizen.

    Pawns and Symbols

  • I may be a measly, fleabitten, hongry, lone maverick o 'ther plains, but thar's one thing I ain't, an' that's a 'lost and found' department, 'suitable reward offered, an' no questions asked. '

    Ted Strong in Montana With Lariat and Spur

  • Even the press of Canada -- that Christ-forsaken land of bow-legged half-breeds which continues to lick the No. 7 goloshes of old Gilly Brown's leavings because it lacks sufficient sand to set up for itself -- barks across the border like a mangy fleabitten fice yawping at a St. Bernard.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 10

  • Haney and Kelly rode with Reynolds and Mose, while Cora and Mrs. Reynolds followed in a rusty buggy drawn by a fleabitten gray cow pony, sedate with age.

    The Eagle's Heart

  • Over by a 'doby stands a old fleabitten gray mare; she's shore hideous.

    Wolfville Nights

  • And who wants to stay in some tiny fleabitten room in a baker’s house?


  • There are rumors about a new Muggle Protection Act-no doubt that fleabitten, Muggle-loving fool Arthur Weasley is behind it - "

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


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