Mashing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 31 pages
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Use in Literature MashingShe lugged it home, cut it up, and boiled it in the big pot, mashed some of it with salt and butter, for dinner.ndash;Louisa May Alcott in Little Women.There were jars containing about twenty gallons; these I filled with the pulp mashed with water, to which I added yeast from a brewing of merissa.ndash;Samuel White Baker in The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile.They tired Jim and Eureka out, and although the field of battle was thickly covered with mashed and disabled Mangaboos, our animal friends had to give up at last and allow themselves to be driven to the mountain.ndash;L. Frank Baum in Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz.We can hardly blame Kaliko for this, and even the cruel Ruggedo forgave him; for he knew very well that if he mashed his Royal Chamberlain he could never find another so intelligent and obedient.ndash;L. Frank Baum in Tik-Tok of Oz.The paralytic masher of the present day, who is most alive at midnight, rises at noon.ndash;Augustine Birrell in Obiter Dicta.That evening he drank so copiously of clarified butter, and ate dates mashed with flour and other abominations to such an extent, that at night he prepared to give up the ghost.ndash;Richard Burton in Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah, vol 2.Green peas may occasionally be given, provided they be thoroughly well boiled, and mashed with the knife on the plate.ndash;Pye Henry Chavasse in Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children.Sometimes, do what we could, we couldn't keep her from falling over, and she come mighty near mashing us every time.ndash;Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.My classmates agreed with me in thinking as I did, and from the first moment I came here called me 'Masher' Macklin, a sobriquet of which I fear for a time I was rather proud.ndash;Richard Harding Davis in A Charmed Life.But keep off the street corners, fellows, or they'll get you mixed up with some of that masher gang.ndash;Holman Day in The Landloper.

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