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Tilsley, on the other hand, was considered totally surplus to requirements until his mates cadged him a wild card to the event.
So Bowie waltzes over looking like an alien from outer space and cadged a ciggy off me.
Hell, I might have cadged a fag from a mate, to puff on surreptitiously in the back garden, although I think I'm embellishing.
If the latter were indeed the case, the Oulipo would be in distinguished company, for Bayard contends convincingly in this study that Voltaire plagiarized Conan Doyle; that Maupassant plagiarized Proust; that Racine plagiarized Victor Hugo; and that Fra Angelico cadged his "dripping" technique from Jackson Pollock.
This was a working class lad who trained on fish and chips, cadged lifts to important track events because he was too poor to pay for public transport, saw a robbery taking place out of the rear view mirror, raced after the villains and helped bring them to justice, arrived late at the athletics meeting in consequence, only to see his mile event underway, dashed onto the track without warming up, caught his fellow competitors up by the final bend and then burst into the lead just before the tape.
In a coat worn inside out, he staggered through the city, cadged money from passersby, and started fights, in one case by mocking a Spaniard's moustache.