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  • ‘Sacred counsel99,’ as the saying goes — well, sirs, if ever the saying held, it should hold I think today; when, if I be proved to have given you good counsel, I shall not lack panegyrists, or if evil, your imprecations will be many-tongued.

    Anabasis

  • They stood in a corner of the Sword-Makers 'Bazaar, and on either side of them flowed past the many-tongued, many-colored stream of the Zamboula streets, which is exotic, hybrid, flamboyant and clamorous.

    The Conquering Sword Of Conan

  • They stood in a corner of the Sword-Makers 'Bazaar, and on either side of them flowed past the many-tongued, many-colored stream of the Zamboula streets, which is exotic, hybrid, flamboyant and clamorous.

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • And the trees with their many-tongued much syllabling, their green and yellow leaves hustle us and shuffle us, and bid us, like the starlings, and the rooks, come together, crowd together, to chatter and make merry while the red cow moves forward and the black cow stands still.

    Between the Acts

  • Hudibras — that many-eyed, many-tongued, many-mouthed, many-eared monster of Virgil, had related the story of the quarrel between Jones and the officer, with the usual regard to truth.

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • Eastward the outlook is more cheery: down below are displayed the varied hues of the brand-new, spotlessly clean, little town, with its murmuring, health-giving springs and its babbling, many-tongued throng.

    A Hero of Our Time

  • They stood in a corner of the Sword-Makers 'Bazar, and on either side of them flowed past the many-tongued, many-colored stream of the Zamboula streets, which is exotic, hybrid, flamboyant and clamorous.

    The Conan Chronicles

  • Far off I heard, or thought I heard, an answering cry over the murmur of the many-tongued waves.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • They stood in a corner of the Sword Makers 'Bazaar, and on either side of them flowed past the many-tongued, many-colored stream of the Zamboulan streets, which are exotic, hybrid, flamboyant, and clamorous.

    Conan the Wanderer

  • The Buenos Ayres of 1889 was a strange place, with its long, narrow streets, its peculiar stores and many-tongued inhabitants.

    Through Five Republics on Horseback, Being an Account of Many Wanderings in South America

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