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- n. Plural form of tittlebat.
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On Sundays, on the quays by the Seine, I pick him out from the crowd intent upon the capture of tittlebats, because he is seated upon his handkerchief.
A paper by that gentleman had just been read -- "The tracing of the source of the ponds at Hampstead" and "Some observations on the theory of tittlebats."
You see, we've all come out this time ready for the job; our officers on the _Prince George_ only did their bit just for a day or two's holiday like, and our job was to look after the mounseers 'cruisers, not to catch tittlebats and winkles, and it wasn't so very long after that we was at it hammer and tongs with a big
"Then why in the name of common sense don't you seize upon every opportunity to master that grand study, like a man, and not come bothering me like a little boy who wants to go out to the pond to catch tittlebats?