Guessing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations GruntingGive to a pig when it grunts and a child when it cries, and you will have a fine pig and a bid child.ndash;Danish ProverbA pig bought on credit is forever grunting.ndash;Spanish ProverbOne chops the wood, the other does the grunting.ndash;Yiddish Proverb Use in Literature GruntingAs he moves grunting about the room, the duster falls from his shoulder, and he picks it up with his toes to avoid the fatigue of stooping.ndash;Edward Hamilton Aitken in Behind the Bungalow.One grunted here and another there; they were snoring in every corner.ndash;Roald Amundsen in The South Pole, vols 1 and 2.He merely grunted.ndash;The Sturdy Oak (A composite Novel of American Politics by fourteen American authors)Nightspore grunted, but made no opposition.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Village Rector.The fires flared up, and the band emerged with thumping step and emphatic grunts to illustrate the ceremonious visit of strangers to a camp at which the nature of the reception was in doubt.ndash;E.J. Banfield in Tropic Days.Day was now breaking, and several of the Tatars appeared and examined the body of the Turk with grunts of surprise, for there was no mark upon him to show how he had been slain.ndash;L. Frank Baum in The Master Key.Doret became even more embarrassed than the Lieutenant at this show of gratitude, and grunted churlishly.ndash;Rex Beach in The Barrier.Whereupon he had grunted.ndash;Arnold Bennett in The Grim Smile of the Five Towns.
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