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Why would Essel care so much about befriending and de-thorning someone like Sheftel?
COLLINS: Want to quickly take you back to a developing story we're watching here this thorning.
The priest in the pulpit is thorning the politician against us, gouging him from underneath -- he'd never dare do it openly, for our Elders could crimson his face with shame -- and the minions of the mob may be after us again.
He chased one assailant and then another, being as often turned aside from his intended victims by the thorning of the other tormentors.
"Not a word; she did not even hint at Glenfield, or anything connected with it," answered Corny; and, after the sharp tones of the other, he seemed to take pleasure in thorning him with negative answers.
The habit of many people, in turning their cattle out of the stables in the morning, in all weathers -- letting them range about in a cold yard, hooking and thorning each other -- is of no possible benefit, unless to rid themselves of the trouble of cleaning the stables, which pays twice its cost in the saving of manure.