charade


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A piece of paper was found on the table this morning(dropt, we suppose, by a fairy) containing a very pretty charade, and we have just copied it in.
It is such a pretty charade, my dear, that I can easily guess what fairy brought it.
Later in the morning, and just as the girls were going to separate in preparation for the regular four o'clock dinner, the hero of this inimitable charade walked in again.
here is the charade you were so obliging as to leave with us; thank you for the sight of it.
You must make my apologies to your friend; but so good a charade must not be confined to one or two.
It is one thing," said she, presentlyher cheeks in a glow"to have very good sense in a common way, like every body else, and if there is any thing to say, to sit down and write a letter, and say just what you must, in a short way; and another, to write verses and charades like this.
To be sure, local government elections have been a charade since the return to civil rule in 1999.
palindromic charade passage pairs," since many a charade
Witnesses to the collision or the driving of the silver Daihatsu Charade prior to the collision are asked to contact South Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting occurrence number 1600014173.
The Tories are trying to create the charade of an economy doing well LABOUR'S TOM BLENKINSOP
Daihatsu Motor Company (TYO: 7267), a Japan-based automaker, is unveiling its new Charade based on the Yaris (XP90) hatchback in Europe.
Built on a new platform, the 2006 Charade has greater body rigidity and a thoroughly revised suspension that includes a front anti-roll bar.