Baiting: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 38 pages
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Use in Literature BaitingWhat makes so many pilferers and felons, But these fond baits that foolish people lay To tempt the needy miserable wretch? Should he be taken now that has your purse, I'd stand to't, you are guilty of his death; For, questionless, he would be cast by law.ndash;Shakespeare Apocrypha in Sir Thomas More.What makes so many pilferers and felons, But such fond baits that foolish people lay To tempt the needy miserable wretch? Ten pounds, odd money; this is a pretty sum To bear about, which were more safe at home.ndash;Shakespeare Apocrypha in Sir Thomas More.At daylight every morning the native shikaris should visit their respective baits, and send a runner into camp with the message should one or more have been killed.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Wild Beasts and their Ways, vol 1.If this course is pursued throughout the day, three or four deer may have been shot in various localities, and these will lie as baits for the bears.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Wild Beasts and their Ways, vol 1.One of our baits had been killed, and the body had been dragged into about twelve acres of wild rose.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Wild Beasts and their Ways, vol 1.The tiger, although hungry, was sufficiently disturbed by its defeat to abstain from any further attack; although the baits were only twelve months old, it was too shy to encounter anything in the shape of a buffalo.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Wild Beasts and their Ways, vol 1.Of all the whips, and spurs, and baits, and prizes, there is none like the thought of the radiant faces which the laggards will find averted.ndash;Edward Bellamy in Looking Backward, 2000 to 1887.For my own part, I was glad to part with him for more reasons than one; he was both vicious and savage, and was continually getting me into scrapes in the stables of the posadas where we slept or baited.ndash;George Borrow in The Bible in Spain.Henshaw waited another moment, quietly enjoying the wild excitement of the engineer like the Spanish gentleman who sits in safety in the gallery and watches the baiting of the bull in the arena below.ndash;Max Brand in Harrigan.Even so, I mused, must Mr. Franklin have looked when baited in Parliament by the Tory pack.ndash;John Buchan in Moon Endureth [Tales/Fancies].

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