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- n. Alternative spelling of umbrella.
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"And where, if you please, mem," inquired Parkins, in an icy tone and with a face stiffened by repressed displeasure -- "where do you think you have left your dressing-bag and humbrella?"
Whatever are you a-doing of to be out in the rain all alone, with no 'at and a humbrella four sizes too big for the likes of you, and them paper-soled things on yer feet? and, oh my! ain't yer frock muddy?
Captain Blakeley's 100-pounder is not the only one we can turn out, and the sinking of the Alabama had very little to do with her guns or her crew -- weak wooden sides are not calculated to resist steel shot, or, as the late Mr. Selby said in one of his farces, "it's no use a tryin 'to stop a cannon ball with a humbrella."
And now to see you coming along as cool as if nothing had happened; as if the humbrella had not lost its hivory 'andle, -- it's quite purvoking.
'Jesus, where am I going to'"; another growls"'I'll trouble you Miss, to remove your humbrella off my toe'"
Caddy's Toast in "Erminie" -- 'Ere's to the' ealth o 'your Royal' Ighness; hand may the skin o 'ha gooseberry be big enough for han humbrella to cover hall your enemies. "