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Some notorious carpers and squeamish moralists might be sulky with Lord Steyne, but they were glad enough to come when he asked them.
I'm an old soldier, an' I ain't squeamish over blood--"
If you are squeamish and moral, Ned, console yourself with the reflection that at the very worst your fortune-hunting can make but one person miserable or unhappy.
No matter for the money," said she, giving him a little push towards the door; for her old gentility was contumaciously squeamish at sight of the copper coin, and, besides, it seemed such pitiful meanness to take the child's pocket-money in exchange for a bit of stale gingerbread.
Grisly details and uncommon perspectives make this a psychologically captivating mystery, if not one for the squeamish.
But I am a bit squeamish about eating offal - so don't know how I would have coped with a kangaroo's balls and penis.
Not to mention the fact that it's not for the squeamish.
Sounds like your squeamish lab partner, not a dude ready to kick El Toro in its 20-stair balls.
Appropriate as I had developed a liking for margaritas the previous evening and was feeling squeamish.
Silent WITNESS BBC1 9pm NEW SERIES Those of a squeamish disposition may want to look away as the forensic experts return.
They say "The Lib Dems aren't a grown-up party, but a collection of middle-class odds and sods, and those too squeamish, silly or selfish to join one of the two great alternatives" - Labour MP Austin Mitchell, describing joining the Lib Dems with the Tories as like 'merging a Brownie pack with the Brigade of Guards'.
RACING fans, at least those who aren't squeamish, will get to see a close-up view of the anatomy of a racehorse tonight when the programme 'Inside Nature's Giants: Racehorse' is broadcast on Channel 4.