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  • "What's the good o 'namin' him, and allus talkin 'about him, when yer don't never know as he ar'n't byside ye?"

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 19, May, 1859

  • The sight o 'you, single-handed, meetin' and annihilatin 'the pride of the Mexican navy, calm in th' moment o 'despair, generous in victory and delicate as blazes to a fallen shipmate, goin' to work an 'namin' your vessel after him that way, is somethin 'that wipes away all sorrer and welds a friendship that's bound to endoor till death us do part.

    Captain Scraggs or, The Green-Pea Pirates

  • We've got a big plant up in -- 'namin' a city in Connecticut.

    The Depot Master

  • Th 'boss ha' a way o 'namin' every mon t 'suit hisself.

    Ungava Bob A Winter's Tale

  • "Ob co'se," said Aun 'Jinkey, dryly, "I ain' namin 'her pedigree. "

    Miss Lou

  • Excerpt ond; Where folks complain uv bein 'poor, because their money's lent Out West on farms' nd railroads at the rate uv ten per cent; Where we ust to spark the Baker girls a-comin 'home from choir, Or a-settin' namin 'apples round the roarin' kitchen fire; Where we had to go to meetin 'at least three times a week, And our mothers learnt us good religious Dr. Watts to speak; And where our grandmas sleep their sleep -- God rest their souls, I say; And God bless yours, ef you're that John, "John S.ith, U.S. A."

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  • _Hunston_ you couldn't have just for the trouble o 'namin' it. "

    Captivating Mary Carstairs

  • The namin 'of you, son, is not lightly to be considered.

    CHAPTER IV

  • Wala namang may makaisip kung saan pwede gumala so ... napagdesisyunan namin na mag-abang ng jeep at kung anong unang dumating, kahit ano pang nakalagay sa placard, doon kami sasakay.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Come writers and critics who prophesize with your pen ... don't speak too soon for the wheel's still in spin, and there's no tellin 'who that it's namin'.

    Archive 2008-01-01

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