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The veriest chechaquos rose up to defend the name of Daylight from such insult.
With which defiances the dwarf flourished his cudgel, and dancing round the combatants and treading upon them and skipping over them, in a kind of frenzy, laid about him, now on one and now on the other, in a most desperate manner, always aiming at their heads and dealing such blows as none but the veriest little savage would have inflicted.
Fyne uttered an incisive "It's what I've said," which might have been the veriest echo of her words in the garden.
But unlike Captain Peleg --who cared not a rush for what are called serious things, and indeed deemed those selfsame serious things the veriest of all trifles --Captain Bildad had not only been originally educated according to the strictest sect of Nantucket Quakerism, but all his subsequent ocean life, and the sight of many unclad, lovely island creatures, round the Horn --all that had not moved this native born Quaker one single jot, had not so much as altered one angle of his vest.
A man of boundless audacity and resource, within his own mean limits; beyond those limits, the captain was as deferentially submissive to the majesty of the law as the most harmless man in existence; as cautious in looking after his own personal safety as the veriest coward that ever walked the earth.
He then conveyed him and his sister into the veriest old well of a shivering best-parlour that ever was seen, where the maps upon the wall, and the celestial and terrestrial globes in the windows, were waxy with cold.
Why did Robert Hooke describe him as 'the veriest knave in all the house' and why was the astronomer Flamsteed calling him SIN (Sir Isaac Newton)?
Spun out of Veriest Venture, Israel's leading verification consulting firm, Vtool targets the semiconductors domain with revolutionary solutions that usher in a new era in chip design, and by extension, the entire technological world.
The subject of our remarks is a cast from the veritable Rum Punchbowl, which occupied the same position as it does now, in a periodical entitled "Glasgow Punch," published in this city somewhere about EIGHTEEN YEARS AGO [...] It is hoped the veriest hint will suffice to show to what particular part of the globe is due honour--if any--of the suggestion of the title, as well as the humorous illustrative sketch which still forms the leading feature in the great London Punch of the present.
"They represented my ancestors as a race of hereditary daemons beside whom Gilles de Retz and the Marquis de Sade would seem the veriest tyros [...]" (260).
"There is also one excellent reason why the veriest amateur may feel entitled to have an opinion about education.
The veriest fool would not entrust the command of an army to a man whose sole badge of merit was his eloquence in a court of law or his adroit practice of the courtier's art in the palace.