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  • "To-morrow we'll be on the 'ragin' canawl,"'said Grant.

    Go Ahead Boys and the Racing Motorboat

  • "Perhaps he means what my grandfather used to call the 'ragin' canawl '," suggested Grant.

    Go Ahead Boys and the Racing Motorboat

  • An 'when Drunken Bet's makin' a row an 'ragin' an 'tearin' an 'threatenin' to 'ave' er eyes out of 'er fice, she ses, ` Lor, Bet, yer don't mean a word of it -- yer a friend to every woman in the' ouse. '

    The Dawn of A To-morrow

  • ''Tis far nobler,' he says, 'to purrish on th' ragin 'main,' he says,

    Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen

  • An 'when Drunken Bet's makin' a row an 'ragin' an 'tearin' an 'threatenin' to 'ave' er eyes out of 'er fice, she ses,' Lor, Bet, yer don't mean a word of it -- yer a friend to every woman in the 'ouse.'

    The Dawn of a To-morrow

  • 'Ye do look fine, an' na mistake, when ye're jest ablaze wi 'ragin', 'he laughed bluntly, lowering his face to hers.

    Victorian Short Stories: Stories of Courtship

  • "Manny's th 'man on a throne wishes his father'd brought him up a cooper, what with wages bein' docked be parlymints an 'ragin' arnychists r-runnin 'wild with dinnymite bombs undher their ar-rms an' carvin'-knives in their pockets.

    Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War

  • "But wan day th 'ship settled down steady, an' ragin 'stummicks with it; an' th 'Roscommon man shakes himself, an' says, 'To' ell with th '

    Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen

  • "All ye have to do is to tell him there's land on th 'other side iv th' ragin 'flood an' he'll say: 'All right, I'll take a look at it.'

    Mr. Dooley Says

  • 'I can't do it, Bill,' I whisper back, hangin 'onto'm like a brother an' the referee ragin 'an' draggin 'at us to get us apart, an' all the wolves in the house snarlin '.

    CHAPTER X

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