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  • To affirm that Robespierre was a pedantic "swotter" is not to reveal the causes of his absolute power over the Convention, at a time when he had spent several months in decimating it with perfect impunity.

    The Psychology of Revolution

  • Mah meezer, Simon, runs an hides wehn he sees a flie-swotter.

    So… - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • Ohai, speekin ob rakoons…mai DH gawt up udder mawnin, heers bangee typ noyz, fot ai wuz gittin eye swotter inna kichin.

    I makes shedding an art form - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • There was also the occupation of killing flies with a fly-swotter, playing card games and dominoes, grousing, yarning, sleeping and eating.

    In Mesopotamia

  • 'That's a bit unkind,' said Pat 'After all, Sadie's kind and generous and we all like to be friends with her because of those things, not because she's well-off And Pam was a nice little thing, though she's such a swotter j m not friends with her because I want to pick her brains but because there's something rather nice about her, in spite of her head always being inside a book' 'Well, stick up for Prudence if you like,' said Janet I think she's a humbug I can't stick her goody-goody ways Can you, Bobby? '

    Summer Term At St Clare's

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