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  • It ain't in our contrac 'dat we has ter stand for his gettin' soft on youse an 'stringin' youse like dat.

    Side Show Studies

  • "Your voice ain't as raspin 'as some, and you've got a knack o' stringin 'words together, that sound likely, and don't hit nobody -- you come in."

    Cape Cod Folks

  • The crowd'll be back here again inside of ten minutes an 'all the sheriffs an' constables in the State can't stop us from taking him out an 'stringin' him up. "

    Viola Gwyn

  • Instead of stringin together three or so short stories, Pratchett has the overriding threat of the red giant to bind everything together and drive the story.

    REVIEW: The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett

  • People runnin hither, thither, and yon is what I mean to say; coverin bodies, stringin that yella tape, takin pitchers.

    The Dark Tower

  • "There's not gonna be any stringin 'upi" Tate said coldly.

    Texas Lawman

  • Them two guys I was with that night was a couple o 'bums as was workin' fer Nickleby on a job an 'I was just stringin' 'm along nice when you comes buttin' in an 'rings down the curtain on me, see.

    Every Man for Himself

  • Woods-meetings will creep into churches, square sousing in the river will degenerate to the gentle baptismal sprinkle; no picnics or barbecues will delight the inhabitants with flying horses and fights, open fireplaces and sparking-benches will give way to stoves and chairs, riding double on horseback, with fair arms not afraid to hold tight against all dangers real or fancied, will be a joy of the past, "bean-stringin's," "apple-parin's,"

    Lippincott's Magazine, August, 1885

  • "Say, boss," said Handy, somewhat puzzled, "are you serious or are you stringin 'me?"

    A Pirate of Parts

  • The gum was bad enuf and I was jokin when I sed what I did about the shoestring, but cross my heart and hope to dye, that feedin you cold cream is the wust I ever herd, and what makes me feel so bad is there is no one to warn you and he is stringin you on.

    Deer Godchild

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