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The trampling of swift horses and the sound of mules watering at my sacred springs will always irk you, and men will like better to gaze at the well-made chariots and stamping, swift-footed horses than at your great temple and the many treasures that are within.
The four walls of a room were an irk and a restraint.
Some went mad, and still others, under the irk of the man-destroying strain, broke partnerships and dissolved life-time friendships with fellows just as good as themselves and just as strained and mad.
It irks me, nevertheless, that the partner of her iniquity should not at least, stand on the scaffold by her side.
And,' added she musingly, 'the thing that irks me most is this shattered prison, after all.
No," said the girl, "the subject irks me, and I shall not marry Djor Kantos, or another--I do not intend to wed.
So looked they at each other, the horses bounding beneath them, the spring of the world and the spring of their youth astir in their blood, the secret of being trembling in their eyes to the brink of disclosure, as if about to dispel, with one magic word, all the irks and riddles of existence.
This is how a new CEO can manage to irk shareholders who are wanting some payback for their patience," he added.