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During all this time, Marmaduke had been wandering about the grove, making observations on his favorite trees, and the wasteful manner in which the wood-chopper conducted his manufacture.
He had a dread that these millionary people, with wasteful private cars, might take undue interest in his companion.
It was verree wasteful, but I have all their other stuff - everything they did - I hope.
In the last century, however, four successive heirs were of a dissolute and wasteful disposition, and the family ruin was eventually completed by a gambler in the days of the Regency.
Two kings' sons once upon a time went into the world to seek their fortunes; but they soon fell into a wasteful foolish way of living, so that they could not return home again.
All this wasteful, wanton chess-playing IS very strange.
He had one of those superb establishments pertaining to great fortunes, the like of which certain old men remembered to have seen in all their glory in the times of wasteful liberality of Henry III.
Surely they were the weirdest, most destructive and wasteful megatheria in the whole history of mechanical invention.
He no longer meant to make it a wish to be a bird, but not to ask for a second wish seemed wasteful, and, of course, he could not ask for it without returning to the fairies.
Tripe is without an exception the least economical, and the most wasteful article of consumption that the markets of this country can by possibility produce.
The black labour is too wasteful, however, and in time Chinese or Indian coolies will be imported.
And there were editorials written in which he was called an enemy of society, possessed of the manners and culture of a caveman, a fomenter of wasteful business troubles, the destroyer of the city's prosperity in commerce and trade, an anarchist of dire menace; and one editorial gravely recommended that hanging would be a lesson to him and his ilk, and concluded with the fervent hope that some day his big motor-car would smash up and smash him with it.