humbug


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"Really," said the Scarecrow, "you ought to be ashamed of yourself for being such a humbug."
You must keep my secret and tell no one I am a humbug."
Even Dorothy had hope that "The Great and Terrible Humbug," as she called him, would find a way to send her back to Kansas, and if he did she was willing to forgive him everything.
"That's one of your red republican humbugs, Augustine!
"There's no humbug about my heart," announced the Tin Woodman, glaring indignantly at the Woggle-Bug.
We must have humbug, we all like humbug, we couldn't get on without humbug.
A little humbug, and a groove, and everything goes on admirably, if you leave it alone.'
Must have been such a master of humbug. Knew people so well--got over them so completely--did so much with them!' In his easy way, he was really moved to genuine admiration.
When Remainers have advocated a similar course of action comparable with this chief architect of the Brexiteers' cause they turn to one of their clarion calls and cry out, ad nausem, "democracy." This seems to be the style of "democracy" exclusively understood by Brexiteers and translates into common parlance as humbug.
Mum-of-two Gill Kelly had no idea she had ovarian cancer - until Humbug leapt on her.
But exactly a fortnight to the day, she went to visit a colleague in nearby Porth Neigwl - and found Humbug sitting outside.
This consultation is divided into 2 lots: Lot 1 civil engineering, conferred and lot 2 works humbug subject of this consultation