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  • But for a wife to come up with kemboed arm, the other hand thrown out, perhaps with a pointing finger — Look ye here,

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • The old dragon straddled up to her, with her arms kemboed again -- her eye-brows erect, like the bristles upon a hog's back, and, scouling over her shortened nose, more than half-hid her ferret eyes.

    Clarissa Harlowe; or the history of a young lady — Volume 6

  • Hoh, Madam! vociferated the old dragon, her armed kemboed, and flourishing with one foot to the extent of her petticoats -- What's ado here about nothing!

    Clarissa Harlowe; or the history of a young lady — Volume 6

  • The old dragon straddled up to her, with her arms kemboed again — her eye-brows erect, like the bristles upon a hog’s back, and, scouling over her shortened nose, more than half-hid her ferret eyes.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Hoh, Madam! vociferated the old dragon, her armed kemboed, and flourishing with one foot to the extent of her petticoats — What’s ado here about nothing!

    Clarissa Harlowe

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  • But for a wife to come up with a kemboed arm, the other hand thrown out, perhaps with a pointing finger--- 'Look ye here, Sir!--- Take notice!...'

    Lovelace to Belford, Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

    December 5, 2007

  • See akimbo

    December 5, 2007