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  • The loons riffed an 'clappit their hands at this like's they were a' wishin 'they were deid an' buried ablo a big gravesteen.

    My Man Sandy

  • Lazy summer days are here -- ain't you kind o 'wishin'

    Dollars and Sense

  • Then you hooks this Manchester badge and says "Quiis kitir." An 'they was tryin' ter push some rude indecent ones on ter yer, an 'wishin' ter save yer from the worst like I tells yer the Manchester one was beautiful.

    The Tale of a Trooper

  • They wasn't none of 'em miners, an 'they was always cussin' the mines an 'wishin' they was back in the cow-country, so, come spring, we decided to beat it.

    Prairie Flowers

  • I went mate on the _Dashin 'Wave_, as per program, an' on a lovely summer day we towed out, with half San Francisco crowdin 'the wharves an' wishin 'us bon voyage, which is French for a profitable trip.

    Captain Scraggs or, The Green-Pea Pirates

  • "I ain't never seen no good come of settin 'down an' wishin 'for rights," remarked his wife tartly.

    The Voice of the People

  • "A'm no 'wishin' to be unceevil, Mr. Brandspeth, but Captain Blackie will strafe ye if he finds ye here."

    Tam o' the Scoots

  • We used to set be th 'tur-rf fire o' nights, kickin 'our bare legs on th' flure an 'wishin' we was in New York, where all ye had to do was to hold ye'er hat an 'th' goold guineas'd dhrop into it.

    Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War

  • It was this way; I was lyin 'down, tryin' to figure the shortes 'way to Fort Coquina, an' wishin 'I was nearer

    Police!!!

  • 'Taint like the fash'nable quality what says to their friends:' Do-ee come an 'stay wi' me, loveys! 'wishin' all the while as they wouldn't.

    The Treasure of Heaven A Romance of Riches

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