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  • They'll take your head off if you make the smallest error regarding their physical characteristics or temperament—for example, if you call shar peis ugly because of all those wrinkles, or friendly, just because you want viewers to like you, when in fact they're quite reserved.

    The Dog Show's TV Ace

  • See also 359 — 63 for Lemay's edition of sections of Abu Ma'shar's works relevant to conception and embryology.

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

  • Fortunately, K'shar's ears were more than merely human.

    Curse of the Shadowmage

  • "K'shar's blow released it from the chrysalis before its metamorphosis was complete."

    Curse of the Shadowmage

  • The sword slipped from K'shar's hands, clattering to the stone.

    Curse of the Shadowmage

  • Ferret sprang forward, pressing a dagger against K'shar's throat.

    Curse of the Shadowmage

  • She turned to see K'shar's golden eyes glowing in the darkness.

    Curse of the Shadowmage

  • Ferret pressed the knife harder against the bronzed flesh of K'shar's throat.

    Curse of the Shadowmage

  • K'shar's breath rattled in his chest as he whispered the numbers.

    Curse of the Shadowmage

  • Plantagenets (plan-taj-e-nets), the English Kings from 1154 to 1485 plenty, enough of everything pliant as a wand (pli'ant; wond), as easily moved as a willow twig is bent plow had violated (vi'o-lat-ed), had been turned up by the plow, and thus spoiled for the small owners plowshare '(plou'shar'), blade of the plow; part which turns up the earth plundered store (plun'derd), goods he had taken by force

    The Elson Readers, Book 5

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  • This is my Dad-Speak for "shower." (Also Pennsylvania Dutch for same.)

    October 10, 2007