of this formal jargon
were all taken from the French language.
With this intent, he escorted me through the Taboo Groves, pointing out to my notice a variety of objects, and endeavoured to explain them in such an indescribable jargon
of words, that it almost put me in bodily pain to listen to him.
They would expect him to conform to their type, to learn to speak their jargon
, to think with their puny brains and to see with their short-sighted eyes.
This they would sing, as a chorus, to words which to many would seem unmeaning jargon
, but which, nevertheless, were full of meaning to themselves.
It is likewise to be observed, that this society has a peculiar cant and jargon
of their own, that no other mortal can understand, and wherein all their laws are written, which they take special care to multiply; whereby they have wholly confounded the very essence of truth and falsehood, of right and wrong; so that it will take thirty years to decide, whether the field left me by my ancestors for six generations belongs to me, or to a stranger three hundred miles off.
A footman had poured champagne into their glasses, and Lady Ruth talked easily enough the jargon
of the moment.