Grieving: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Nov 26, 2008 - 160 pages
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Familiar Quotations GreasingIt is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.ndash;Kehlog AlbranCheerfulness greases the axles of the world.ndash;AnonymousThere is no racial bigotry here. We do not look down on niggers, kikes, wops, or greasers. Here, you are all equally worthless.ndash;Full Metal Jacket Use in Literature GreasingThey were nearly new, and when he had had them softened and well greased, he found he could still wear them quite comfortably.ndash;Samuel Butler (1835-1902) in Erewhon Revisited.A large hide of the sambur deer, well cured and greased so as to be soft and pliable, should, invariably protect the belly of the elephant, and the flanks under the fore legs, from the friction of the girthing rope.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Wild Beasts and their Ways, vol 1.There are no privileges now, when every human being is free to climb the greased pole of power.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Sons of the Soil (tr Katharine Prescott Wormeley).The greased pig in the field game of American politics.ndash;Ambrose Bierce in The Devil's Dictionary.Its chief features were greasiness and black flies.ndash;Isabella L. Bird (Mrs Bishop) in Lady's Life in Rocky Mountains.He was riled with them greasers.ndash;R.D. Blackmore in Erema.This one thing was certain: the next time Pete Glass ran for office he would be beaten even by a greaser.ndash;Max Brand in The Seventh Man.There he sat, with his wool well combed and buttered, face nicely greased, and his ruffles extending five or six inches from his bosom.ndash;William Wells Brown in Clotelle; or The Colored Heroine.

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