knickerbockered love



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  • Yes, that's why children aren't reading anymore - clearly nowhere near enough diamond thieves and cat-burglars are being apprehended in railway tunnels by knickerbockered children.

    Freedom to Read

  • Fat, laughing burghers, roystering, knickerbockered Dutchmen and _vrous_ gossiping, smoking, laughing, or drinking, are human documents of the time more graphic than whole volumes of fine writing or mere repetitions of historical fact.

    The Automobilist Abroad

  • So that the obstacle being at will removed, and I holding desperately to his knickerbockered legs, the boy could look out upon the black pavement beneath, or drop a marble from his pocket upon the head of a passer-by.

    A Sheaf of Corn

  • "Mary Rose Crocker," repeated the red lips and the knickerbockered legs jumped up and down.

    Mary Rose of Mifflin

  • When this once dawned upon him, Austin despised the knickerbockered curate more than ever.

    Austin and His Friends

  • Falling into prayers that I knew by heart, and scarcely heeding what I was saying, I prayed (as my mother had taught me to do when I was a little knickerbockered boy) for the whole chain of governesses who had once taken charge of me.

    Tell England A Study in a Generation

  • Honor and Carter together, -- Switzerland filled to overflowing with knickerbockered, hard muscled, mountain climbing men and women; Honor who should have been climbing with the best of them; who would be, if

    Play the Game!

  • His little knickerbockered legs and play-worn shoes protruded grotesquely from beneath a heap of bedding.

    Fighting in Flanders

  • School, prone to saunter home with three or four knickerbockered boys in her train, reading "The Duchess" stealthily, and begging for longer dresses.


  • Son just as the child was about to be kissed by a knickerbockered admirer who failed to measure up to Aunt Sharley's jealous requirements touching on quality folks; and, following this, had engaged in a fight with the disappointed little boy's coloured attendant, who resented this slur upon the social standing of her small charge.

    From Place to Place


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