Grossing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Nov 26, 2008 - 68 pages
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Use in Literature GroomingThen the hungry Scot comes with spur and with switch, And would teach her to run a Geneva career; His grooms were all Puritan, Traytor, and Witch, But she soon threw them down with their pedlary geer.ndash;Charles Mackay (editor) in Cavalier Songs and Ballads of England from 1642 to 1684.It seems this mare came of a strain that had turned out more devils and killed more grooms and breakers than any other in the country.ndash;Rolf Boldrewood (T.A.Browne) in Robbery Under Arms.He waited at table, groomed the mare, gardened, blacked the abbe's boots, went on errands, chopped the wood, drove the carriole, and fetched the oats, straw, and hay from Prebaudet.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in An Old Maid.Monsieur de Valois considered that such an occasion demanded a painstaking toilet; he therefore took a bath and groomed himself with extraordinary care.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in An Old Maid.And indeed the doctor himself was fastidious to a degree where clothes were concerned, and always well groomed and unquestionably correct in cut and fashion, excepting in the case of his favourite old Norfolk jacket.ndash;Florence L. Barclay in The Rosary.To make sure that he had understood him he asked him to enter the stall and begin the process of grooming.ndash;Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen in Boyhood in Norway.Three or four grooms were rushing to and fro with buckets, and splashing water against the stone walls, with an utter absence of any effect whatever.ndash;Mary Elizabeth Braddon in The Golden Calf.Her father readily assented and ordered the grooms to furnish forth a wagon for the purpose.ndash;Thomas Bullfinch in Bullfinch's Mythology.Grooms have no taste for antiquity, and in spite of the silverhandle, the servant pushed it aside with some contempt.ndash;Edward Bulwer-Lytton in Eugene Aram, book 2.The creature was superbly handsome, but apparently so unconquerable and so savage that her grooms were afraid to approach it, and indeed it could not be saddled and bitted unless she herself stood near.ndash;Frances Hodgson Burnett in A Lady of Quality.

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