half-alligator love

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  • Crockett's brags were legendary, but they were a comic art form practiced throughout the frontier, and so tongue-in-cheek as to be a form of modesty in themselves, as in the much-reported: "I'm that same David Crockett, fresh from the backwoods, half-horse, half-alligator, a little touched with the snapping turtle; can wade the Mississippi, leap the Ohio, ride upon a streak of lightning."

    An Inexplicable Gift for Fame

  • Annette Mandeville, fragile blossom of the Old South, half-woman, half-alligator,. who wore spurred riding boots to bed and whose diminutive charms I must have explored a dozen times - and now I'd just spent an hour in her company, conversing, kissing, caressing, carrying her bodily up five flights of stairs, rattling her six ways from Sunday - and never for a moment suspecting who she was!

    THE NUMBERS

  • Even better: Let's bring back Stephen Colbert's stories about Florida's "half-alligator" extremist GOP Congressman, Bill Posey, one of the nut jobs who've kept the Birther nonsense alive.

    Bill Mann: CNN, Others Using "Fig Leaf" to Justify Whack-Job Coverage

  • Half-horse, half-alligator, with a little touch of the snapping turtle thrown in.

    Nevermore

  • In February, The Transom learned that the saleswoman had on hand four BKC bags, ranging in price from $800 apiece (for two matching woven purses with alligator skin closes) to $3,000, for a half-alligator skin, half-linen trophy bag.

    Selling by the Cord ��� Thus Spake Dana Delany ��� Hayes Can Keep the Money, For Now

  • In February, The Transom learned that the saleswoman had on hand four BKC bags, ranging in price from $800 apiece (for two matching woven purses with alligator skin closes) to $3,000, for a half-alligator skin, half-linen trophy bag.

    Selling by the Cord ��� Thus Spake Dana Delany ��� Hayes Can Keep the Money, For Now

  • Annette Mandeville, fragile blossom of the Old South, half-woman, half-alligator,. who wore spurred riding boots to bed and whose diminutive charms I must have explored a dozen times - and now I'd just spent an hour in her company, conversing, kissing, caressing, carrying her bodily up five flights of stairs, rattling her six ways from Sunday - and never for a moment suspecting who she was!

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • Annette Mandeville, fragile blossom of the Old South, half-woman, half-alligator,. who wore spurred riding boots to bed and whose diminutive charms I must have explored a dozen times - and now I'd just spent an hour in her company, conversing, kissing, caressing, carrying her bodily up five flights of stairs, rattling her six ways from Sunday - and never for a moment suspecting who she was!

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • Between Pittsburgh and Shawneetown, whilst "gliding merrily down the Ohio" in a _keel-boat_, "navigated by eight or ten of those half-horse and half-alligator gentry commonly called Ohio boatmen," Judge Hall was lulled to sweet sleep, as the rowers were "tugging at the oar," timing their strokes to the cadence: --

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 374, June 6, 1829

  • Richards stepped smartly up to the table, then turned round, and confronted the group of half-horse, half-alligator visages there assembled.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 347, September, 1844

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