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The Lakeman now patrolled the barricade, all the while keeping his eye on the Captain, and jerking out such sentences as these: --"It's not our fault; we didn't want it; I told him to take his hammer away; it was boy's business; he might have known me before this; I told him not to prick the buffalo; I believe I have broken a finger here against his cursed jaw; ain't those mincing knives down in the forecastle there, men?
So they kept shouting to him, and even went so far as to prick him with their swords.
When His Majesty speaks to you," the Sentinel hastily whispered to Bruno, "you should prick up your ears
And if any man should do wrong, merely out of ill-nature, why, yet it is but like the thorn or briar, which prick and scratch, because they can do no other.
There was a chap here last year who gave himself only a prick, and he didn't bother about it, and he got septicaemia.
Oh dear, no; just a prick and a pull, and it's all over.
He took many steps for her, and even allowed her to teach him to knit, after assuring himself that many a brave Scotchman knew how to "click the pricks.
The spears were commencing to find his body in the first torturing pricks that prefaced the more serious thrusts.
Contract notice: Delivery of reagents to the skin prick test and nasal provocation tests - 2 packages.
DAVID Cameron's private quip "a little prick, a stab in the back", reveals his hurt at Michael Ashcroft's sensational claims of deceit, debauchery and drugs.
Also, good sausages don't need to be pricked, but old-fashioned bangers contained lots of water, so if you didn't prick them they exploded in the pan - hence the term 'banger'.
The victim was with his girlfriend when he felt a sharp prick and a stabbing puncture on his left tricep.