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  • "I think," he announced at last, "as I shouldn't do nothin 'partic'lar."

    The Daughters of Danaus

  • No, I put down the maker of that special an 'partic'lar doll ez a greater idolitor than them thet, for the want o' knowin 'better, stick a few extry members on a clay statute an' pray to it in faith.

    In Simpkinsville : character tales,

  • "It ain't nothin 'partic'ler, only a bit o' bastin 'that I was doin'."

    The Uncalled A Novel

  • If I'm driven to counsel a gent concernin 'poker it would be to never play with strangers; an' partic'lar to never spec'late with a gent who sneezes a lot, or turns his head an 'talks of draughts of cold air invading' the place, or says his foot's asleep an 'gets up to stampede about the room after a hand is dealt an' prior to the same bein 'played.

    Wolfville Nights

  • I looks for trouble that night; an 'partic'lar I pegs out Jerry plenty deep and strong.

    Wolfville Nights

  • The Saucy Willow's fam'ly is goin 'about lookin' partic'lar harmless an 'innocent; but they're coony enough to be in camp that day.

    Wolfville Nights

  • Aside from him bein 'a profound sharp on drugs, an' partic'lar cowboy drugs, he's plenty learned in a gen'ral way, an 'knows where every kyard lays in nacher's deck, from them star-flecked heavens above to the earth beneath, an' -- as Scripter puts it -- to the

    Wolfville Nights

  • "I couldn't heer nothin 'partic'lar, but I judged as 'twas summat about Sunday and the fire."

    Tom Brown at Oxford

  • 'lowed that the weather signs didn't mean nothin' partic'lar, and wouldn't so much as take in the skysails -- because, d'ye see, we was racin 'home with another ship, and Mister Mate reckoned he wasn't goin' to be scared into shortenin 'down just because the weather looked a bit unusual.

    Turned Adrift

  • a youngster's luck in it; for ye were no 'partic'lar in the aim ye took.

    Pathfinder; or, the inland sea

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