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."
`Woman, lovely woman.' 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.
He was invited to contribute any really good enigmas, charades, or conundrums that he might recollect; and she had the pleasure of seeing him most intently at work with his recollections; and at the same time, as she could perceive, most earnestly careful that nothing ungallant, nothing that did not breathe a compliment to the sex should pass his lips.
I have read worse charades. Courtshipa very good hint.
"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."
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Among other things, the movie, Wedding Party (2) gives extensive validity to this proposal charade. No proper proposal, no wedding and I guess no marriage either.
'We strongly denounce the ambush of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director-General Nela Charade G.
"Pence will remind the world that everything the North Koreans do at the Olympics is a charade to cover up the fact that they are the most tyrannical and oppressive regime on the planet," an aide to Pence was quoted as saying on Sunday.