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  • He wore fancy clothes to private parties, “infested” the opera, played billiards in saloons, “simpered and aired my graces like a born beau, and polked and schottisched with a step peculiar to myself—and the kangaroo.”

    Mark Twain

  • Lions polked with sylphs, crocodiles chased serpents, giants walked arm in arm with dwarfs, elephants on two legs ran nimbly about, beating every body with hope probosces of inflated India rubber.

    The Dodge Club or, Italy in MDCCCLIX

  • "Yes, indeed; for dancing is one of the joys of my life, next to husking and making hay"; and Debby polked a few steps along the beach, much to the edification of a pair of old gentlemen, serenely taking their first

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 70, August, 1863

  • I attended private parties in sumptuous evening dress, simpered and aired my graces like a born beau, and polked and schottisched with a step peculiar to myself -- and the kangaroo.

    Roughing It

  • 'As Charles expresses it, she has over-polked herself in London, and is sent here for quiet and country air.

    The Heir of Redclyffe

  • Besides, you just polked Ann Coulter, an emaciated bear in the conservative proverbial zoo.

    FUGville Weblogs

  • Then I crawled back to the steps where my shit is, an looked in my duffelbag an find a ole watch cap from the Army an crawled back to the car an stuck it on a stick an polked it thru the winder.

    Forrest Gump

  • -- the chandelier has been polked off the hook -- a mishap in which few sympathise, for the floor is said to be safe; Mr. Lark being the first to propose their going above, as he jokingly observed -- to crack the _party_-wall.

    Christmas Comes but Once A Year Showing What Mr. Brown Did, Thought, and Intended to Do, during that Festive Season.

  • He had seized her by the waist and polked her up the passage, and now was whirling her round, she trying to get loose and crying: “Stop, Richard, stop!

    Ultima Thule


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  • What is "to do an eleventh President (of the U.S.) to someone?"

    Quite rude when "Manifest Destiny" encounters her "Mexican Territories".

    December 7, 2008