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  • June 2nd, 2008 8: 06 pm ET try again ... spellin 'glitch.

    Cheney apologizes to West Virginians for inbreeding joke

  • The next night and the "spellin'-bee" at school No. 5 came on apace together.

    The Daughter of Anderson Crow

  • I suppose we shall have some old fogey now who will preach against dancin 'an' spellin'-bees an 'surprise-parties.

    Elder Conklin and Other Stories

  • I suppose we shall have some old fogey now who will preach against dancin 'an' spellin'-bees an 'surprise-parties.

    A Modern Idyll

  • Well, I reckon mabbe folks don't scurry around here quite so lively as they do in some of the bigger towns like Noo York, but there's a tolerable lot goin 'on most every week, church festivals, an' spellin 'bees, an' such.

    The Miracle Man

  • But, puttin 'spellin' aside, that's just why I've come to you.

    Hocken and Hunken

  • They played together, they lived together; together they tended deestrick school an 'went huckleberryin'; there wuz huskin's an 'spellin' bees an 'choir meetin's an' skatin 'an' slidin 'down-hill -- oh, the happy times uv youth! an' all those times our boy Cyrus an 'their leetle Lizzie went lovin'ly together!

    Second Book of Tales

  • Graeme-Graham -- jist twa w'ys o 'spellin' the name putten thegither.

    Donal Grant, by George MacDonald

  • "Then why doesn't tha, read somethin ', or learn a bit o' spellin '?

    The Secret Garden

  • "Then why doesn't tha, read somethin ', or learn a bit o' spellin '?

    The Secret Garden

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