pretty good

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At last an appointment was made for him to see the Lord Chancellor again in his private room, and there the Lord Chancellor very seriously reproved him for trifling with time and not knowing his mind--"a pretty good joke, I think," said Richard, "from that quarter
We were too tired to follow them, and perhaps also a little sick of slaughter, eight elephants being a pretty good bag for one day.
Shall we go and have a look at doors that we shall make a pretty good clattering at, before long--eh, brother?
Sancho kept spitting from time to time, and his spittle seemed somewhat ropy and dry, observing which the compassionate squire of the Grove said, "It seems to me that with all this talk of ours our tongues are sticking to the roofs of our mouths; but I have a pretty good loosener hanging from the saddle-bow of my horse," and getting up he came back the next minute with a large bota of wine and a pasty half a yard across; and this is no exaggeration, for it was made of a house rabbit so big that Sancho, as he handled it, took it to be made of a goat, not to say a kid, and looking at it he said, "And do you carry this with you, senor?
echoed Polly; and then they heard each other recite till both were perfect "That 's pretty good fun," said Tom, joyfully, tossing poor Harkness away, and feeling that the pleasant excitement of companionship could lend a charm even to Latin Grammar.
If she had not had a pretty good one, she would have been 'marked for the tomb' by this time, at the rate you have been going on with her.
Oh, Aunt Jimsie, haven't we been pretty good girls, take us by and large, these three winters you've mothered us?
I used to be a pretty good un at dancing myself when I was lighter, but I could niver ha' hit it just to th' hair like that.
Such airy diet will sometimes keep them in pretty good flesh for a week together.
The Wizard of Oz, who used to be a humbug and knew no magic at all, has been taking lessons of Glinda, and I'm told he is getting to be a pretty good Wizard; but he is merely the assistant of the great Sorceress.
Bill Roberts is a pretty good boy from what I hear.
Well, I guess we have everything in pretty good shape," remarked Tom to his chum a day or so after the visit of Mr.