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pranced round among the children as sportively as a kitten.
I only know this much,' said Ferdinand, 'that he has given the Department with which I have the honour to be associated;' this sparkling young Barnacle threw off the phrase sportively, as who should say, We know all about these forms of speech, but we must keep it up, we must keep the game alive; 'no end of trouble, and has put us into innumerable fixes.
We'll bring him in,' says Lady Tippins, sportively waving her green fan.