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  • Magian who had slaughtered and skinned a camel, ill-using the young

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • But as for chimney-sweeps, and collier-boys, and nailer lads, my sister has set good people to stop all that sort of thing; and very much obliged to her I am; for if she could only stop the cruel masters from ill-using poor children, I should grow handsome at least a thousand years sooner.

    The Water Babies

  • But at last Mrs Outhouse succeeded in showing him that he would not be justified in ill-using them because Trevelyan had ill-used him.

    He Knew He Was Right

  • During the whole of this time she felt that she was ill-using him.

    Tales of all countries

  • In 1858, the Indiana Daily Journal complained, “We are overrun by a flock of ill-used and ill-using, petulant, libidinous, extravagant, ill-fitting husbands and wives as a sink is overrun with the foul water of the whole house.”

    Why Marriage Matters

  • In one generation, a Wylder ill-using his wife and hating his children, would cut them all off, and send the estate bounding back again to the Brandons.

    Wylder's Hand

  • "My cousin can't suppose that I am ill-using her," said Tom, who disliked the "Ayala" quite as much as he did the "Mister".

    Ayala's Angel

  • She was ill-using him by her coldness, and there was comfort in revenge.

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • His hand dug into the pocket of his light jacket, the nails driven into the palm by the excess of his irritation, goaded on by the sense that he was deceiving and ill-using her.

    Tour de Force

  • It seems that Mrs. Ruiz has some evidence which proves that the Spaniards were ill-using Dr. Ruiz.

    The Great Round World And What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1. No. 21, April 1, 1897 A Weekly Magazine for Boys and Girls

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