humbug


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I said, what a set of humbugs we were in general, and I showed you the scraps of the Prince's nails to prove it.
But I reflected that the ladies would see through the chinks of their shutters that they must have been bought and might make up their minds from this that I was a humbug.
It's all humbug, his talking about economy, when every one knows that business in America has completely recovered, that the prostration is all over, and that immense fortunes are being made.
You're more than that," said the Scarecrow, in a grieved tone; "you're a humbug.
But will helped me through it--though perhaps you think me a humbug for saying it--and immediately afterwards I felt that of all persons in the world whom it was my duty and desire to save from the wrath to come--sneer if you like--the woman whom I had so grievously wronged was that person.
And on the strength of peccadillos, reprehensible in an author, but excusable in a son, the Anglo-Saxon race is accused of prudishness, humbug, pretentiousness, deceit, cunning, and bad cooking.
They were extremely practical, and whenever they objected to anything they called it humbug.
Instead of preaching against humbug outside the walls, it might be better to set up a disinfecting apparatus within.
You will find him in these pages, just the same humbug Wizard as before.
There's no humbug about my heart," announced the Tin Woodman, glaring indignantly at the Woggle-Bug.
I hadn't much confidence in his brains myself, when first I came to Oz, for a humbug Wizard gave them to him; but I was soon convinced that the Scarecrow is really wise; and, unless his brains make him so, such wisdom is unaccountable.
Francis privately set the manager down as a humbug, and the story about the numbering of the rooms as a lie.