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Her mouth, at first sight, seemed only made for love; but, the instant that its muscles moved, every expression that womanly dignity could utter played around it with the flexibility of female grace.
Pickwick; his countenance beamed with the most sunny smiles, laughter played around his lips, and good-humoured merriment twinkled in his eye.
As a boy, he played around the first telegraph line, and learned to put messages on the wire.
The question is not with my Speaker's post and preservation of the seat, but in games played around us," Keldibekov said.
But the 47-year-old Scot said: "On this occasion I haven't played around with the golf course at all.