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Peter was said to be; and discharged servant girls told fearsome tales of her temper and stinginess, and her family of pert, quarrelsome children.
His first marriage with the daughter of the noble Binkie had been made under the auspices of his parents; and as he often told Lady Crawley in her lifetime she was such a confounded quarrelsome high-bred jade that when she died he was hanged if he would ever take another of her sort, at her ladyship's demise he kept his promise, and selected for a second wife Miss Rose Dawson, daughter of Mr.
They brought some beer and spirits into the boat with them, and what with drinking freely before, and again now, were soon in a fair way of being quarrelsome and intoxicated.
It would naturally have been impossible in that noisome cavern of a jail, with its mangy crowd of drunken, quarrelsome, and song-singing rapscallions.
He wondered to hear me talk of such chargeable and expensive wars; "that certainly we must be a quarrelsome people, or live among very bad neighbours, and that our generals must needs be richer than our kings.
As they came nearer a dozen dogs ran barking toward them-- gaunt wolf hounds, a huge great Dane, a nimble-footed collie and a number of yapping, quarrelsome fox terriers.
The noisy, quarrelsome star 3 flies to the northeast, bringing hostile energy and problems to associated with arguments, fights, misunderstandings and court cases to residents residing here.
A prologue set in the Neo-Pleistocene era "near Manchester, around lunchtime" heralds the extinction of quarrelsome dinosaurs and primitive humans in the impact from a falling fireball meteor.
We force our children and neighbours out of bed every morning because of her quarrelsome nature.
It may have taken more time than it should have, but the eventual passage does offer an answer to those who had been claiming that the quarrelsome politicians were actively pursuing a delay in the holding of polls, or some other sinister purpose, by opposing the bill.
When one of the suitors asks why, Telemachus explains using language that speaks to our moment: 'tempered iron can magnetize a man,' that is, foment armed fights between the suitors, who are drunk, quarrelsome and bad tempered anyhow.
Therefore, this work aims to provide new data to research the relation between sociometric types and the academic dimensions of self-concept in Spanish students, expanding the number of sociometric types examined (popular-preferred, rejected-aggressive, rejected-shy, and ignored-forgotten) and behavioral categories that may appear within a contained classroom (leader, nice, collaborator, quarrelsome, obedient, and good student).