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  • _ Not yet, but I design it one shall last its Life-time: Nay, you shall not see it -- Look, _Gardee_, how he teazes me!

    The Busie Body

  • Georgia by the Russians is to Persia what a flea which has got into my shirt is to me: it teazes me now and then, but if I gave myself the least trouble, I would hunt it out in a minute.

    The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan

  • And Solomon himself is no more than man; the truth-compelling ring extorts the confession that an itch of vanity still tickles and teazes him; the Queen of Sheba, seeker for wisdom and patroness of culture, after all likes wisdom best when its exponents are young men tall and proper, and prefers to the solution of the riddles of life by elderly monarchs one small kiss from a fool.

    Robert Browning

  • The third person thundered to me in an abstraction for ever so long, and at intervals I hear him still, only you shall not to-day, because he talks 'damnable iterations' and teazes you.

    The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett

  • Also if another than myself happens to take coffee or break bread in the room here, he teazes straightway with eyes and paws, ... teazes like a common dog and is put out of the door before he can be quieted by scolding.

    The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett

  • Very bashful with ladies, and for ever sparring with Bisarre, who teazes him unmercifully

    Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol. 1 A Revised American Edition of the Reader's Handbook

  • Come, I will tell you a story, on one positive understanding, namely, that whoever teazes, or even

    Aunt Judy's Tales

  • As it is, he teazes me to death with chusing to suppose that I could get it into all the Reviews at a moment's notice -- I!! who have been set up as a mark for them to throw at, and would willingly consign them all to Hell flames and Megaera's snaky locks.

    The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb — Volume 5 The Letters of Charles and Mary Lamb

  • Lovefield teazes me with the merits of his hunters, his hounds, and all the etceteras of the sport; but I have no more relish for them than I have for the country dinners and cards of invitation, on which his wife is continually descanting.

    The Old Woman

  • The boy teazed me to have his daddy put in the stocks, his mother now teazes me to forgive him; I begin to be weary of interfering in the foolish affairs of the village — would to-morrow were come —

    Agnes De-Courci: a Domestic Tale


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  • Teazes looks like it is a variant of teases. Emily Dickinson uses it thus. Obsolete these days.

    April 4, 2009