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Posted By: Jim Dixon
04-Nov-08 - 09:27 AM
Thread Name: BS: Did your mum say this to you.....
Subject: RE: BS: Did your mum say this to you.....
"...I just looked at him—and he turned [r]ound saying, 'Don't look at me in that tone of voice, Jones,'...."
—"Cleansing Fires" by Newton Sears, 1877.

"A face that would stop a clock, i. e. repellent."
—"A Glossary of Words and Phrases Used in S. E. Worcestershire" by Jesse Salisbury, 1894.

"'Yes ; looks as if he's lost a quid and found a tanner,' said the doctor."
—"Chronicles of Service Life in Malta" by Nina Stuart, 1908.

"You look like a fellow that had lost a bob and found a tanner."
—"Ulysses" by James Joyce, 1937.

"'Now get out from under my feet, you,' said he sternly...."
—"The Long Exile: and Other Stories for Children" by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Nathan Haskell Dole, 1888.

"...till I'm tempted to give you the back of my hand and the sole of my foot..."
—"Ten Years of a Lifetime: A Novel" by Margaret Hosmer, 1866.

"When they give you the glad eye, take it, an' when they don't, just you walk by 'em sort of hummin' under your breath."
—"The House of Bondage" by Reginald Wright Kauffman, 1910.

"The water does not taste nice—it wouldn't be a 'medicine spring' if it did; but it is good for what ails you."
—"My Rambles in the Enchanted Summer Land of the Great Northwest" by the Chicago and North-Western Railway, 1882.

"Good-night, Sleep tight, Don't let the bedbugs bite."
—"What They Say in New England: A Book of Signs, Sayings, and Superstitions" by Clifton Johnson, 1896.

"...for the purpose of purifying themselves; or, as the lieutenant coarsely, but most truly expressed it, 'to blow the stink off' them."
—"The Life and Literary Remains of Charles Reece Pemberton" by Charles Reece Pemberton et al., 1843.