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  • [19: 07] Prokofy Neva: It's not a "scarum" to ask many many MANY ethical questions about items that will invade the body and cross the blood-brain barrier.

    World of SL

  • Besides, had not her own cousin, -- though a remote and distant one to be sure, the black sheep, the harum-scarum, the ne'er-do-well, -- had not he come down out of that weird North country with a hundred thousand in yellow dust, to say nothing of a half-ownership in the hole from which it came?

    THE ONE THOUSAND DOZEN

  • And yet, he was just turned forty was clear-eyed, calm-hearted, hearty-pulsed, man-strong; and yet, his history, until he was thirty, had been harum-scarum and erratic to the superlative.

    CHAPTER IV

  • Once you get above chapter book level, it seems like almost all new fiction for kids is (or wants to be) thrilling, exciting, harum-scarum, suspenseful, non-stop, etc.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • They may prefer to dive into a thrilling, suspenseful harum-scarum world when they read.

    My new secret boyfriend

  • The courts affirmed this limited and narrow understanding until the New Deal, when Congress began to regulate harum-scarum and the Supreme Court inflated the clause into a general license for anything a majority happened to favor.

    The Constitutional Moment

  • "It used to be more harum-scarum, but now people are a lot safer," he said.

    Workplace Fatalities Declined Last Year

  • You ever know the kind of story where the harum scarum youngster rises to the occasion, grace under pressure, to do the right thing?

    Supernatural: Point of No Return - Pink Raygun.com

  • Chip was harum-scarum (an expression Madam Ma often used) but he was lovable, not always punctual but someone you could rely on.

    Beard

  • ‘Croker and Lover’, Yeats had written in 1888, ‘full of the ideas of harum-scarum Irish gentility, saw everything humorised’ Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry, ed.

    Later Articles and Reviews

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