Vulgar words in The Loom of Youth (Page 1)
This book at a glance
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"Oh I suppose you're right, but--" "My dear ass, of course I am right.
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"Oh, I suppose you are right, but----" "My dear ass, of course I am right.
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A voice from the end of the room muttered drowsily: "Damn that bell."
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"Oh, damn your eyes, that's my towel."
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My brother's a bit of an ass at times."
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"Well, I don't care a damn myself for my body or mind.
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"Well, he must be an ass then," said Mansell.
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Rudd was looked on quite rightly as an absolute buffoon; Collins got on fairly well, but was generally admitted to be a bit eccentric.
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"If the master is such an arrant ass as to let you crib, it is his own lookout; and, after all, we take the sporting chance."
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"Who is Clarke, damn his eyes, to take on the privileges of a brigadier-general?
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"Oh, damn, who is that at the door?"
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"Damn him," said Gordon.
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Damn it all, the man is a gentleman."
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"And we shall have that silly ass Armour captain of the House."
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He'd mucked it up four times running, only the silly ass had done both the unseens with "the Bull" the week before, and he was too damned slack to alter them, and write them down wrong.
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He always was an ass, my brother."
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I wasn't so dusty to-day--and I heard Armour say, as he came off the field----Damn, what the bloody hell does it matter what Armour said?
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Damned ass, the man is."
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And to his dying day Gordon will maintain that they would have won but for that silly ass of an umpire, FitzMorris.
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"But, you silly ass, the fellow who ought to have brought it will get into the very Hades of a row."
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I have done the wrong stuff for that ass Jenks.
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Mansell protested: "Now don't be a damned ass, my good man; you don't know when you are well off.
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He is a most damnable ass, but his form is a glorious slack."
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"Because Simonds has made rather an ass of himself in the last two matches, Bull thinks the whole House is slack.
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All the ass thinks of is whether plurals agree with singulars; he does not care a damn whether the material is good."
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"Damn it all," said Mansell, "the man's here to coach us, not to sit in his study swating up dates!"
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Some silly ass put his bayonet through a carriage window.
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He had had hopes of some splendid row, and after all, it was only about a silly ass and a bayonet.
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He had looked "some ass."
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There were murmurs of "Damn you, man, that's my grammar!" or "Confound you, Benson!"
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"Faster, man, run--oh, damn!"
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His preparatory schoolmaster said of him once: "There is some danger of his becoming the school buffoon."
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"Damn!" said Gordon.
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"Look here, Caruthers," he said one evening, during hall, in the last half of the summer term, "I don't want to say anything; but you know you are making a most awful ass of yourself."
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"Oh, don't be a damned ass, Betteridge, preaching to me.
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"Oh, damn this," said Gordon.
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"Oh, damn you, Caruthers, I thought it was a prefect.
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Damn them all, I say, they've mucked up my life pretty well; not one of them has tried to help me.
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Two minutes later he would emerge with a broad grin on his face, and murmur to whoever might be near that Claremont was "a most damnable ass, but none the less a pleasant creature."
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"What does the fool mean by making a little ass like Burgoyne captain?" complained Gordon.
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"Yes; but, damn it all, it is a bit thick," said Lovelace.
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"Damn it all, it is not the first time the swine has done the dirty on me.
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"Silly ass the man must be.
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And, my God, Caruthers, you did look an ass when you missed that catch."
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"But, you see, 'the Bull' thinks games are everything, and, damn it all, they are the things that really matter.
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"Well, damn it all, if he did, he is in the wrong.
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"Oh, don't be an ass.
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And I damn well hope the House is not going to get into a finicky, affected state of mind, despising them because they are too slack to play them.
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The school looked on him as "quite a decent chap, awfully fast, of course, doesn't care a damn what he does, just lives to enjoy himself and have a damned good time."
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The scrum half called him "a bloody interfering bastard," and told him to go to hell.
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And from then onwards the relations between Gordon and the scrum half were those of a scrapping match.
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"Damn it all," he thought, "I am not going to be beaten by Rudd!"
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"All right then, damn you, I will go with you, just to show you that you are not the only person in this rotten school who's fool enough to risk being bunked."
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"That you are a sillier ass than I thought you were," said Davenport.
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You can't think how much more silly you look by playing the ruddy ass during the small hours inside a stinking booth!
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Don't be an ass.
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Gordon had always looked upon Rudd as a guileless ass who was no good at games, did nothing for the House, and was only useful as the universal provider of cribs.
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Princeford's refereeing might have been exasperating; but, damn it, even if it had, a sportsman should not make a fuss about it!
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"Of course not, you ass!
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Damn it, we'll pick up the glove!"
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"Confounded old ass," said Mansell.
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Betteridge, you absurd ass, why did you print this thing?"
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Damn my heart!
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Gordon was fifth in the House; and, good Lord, that amazing ass Rudd was a prefect, and second in the House!
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When the two scrums assorted themselves, Bray was discovered about five yards from the ball, sitting on the head of a wretched, fat, unwashed product of Rogers's, punching him violently and ejaculating after each punch: "Damn you!
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Damn it all, we know that all these O.F.
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Fernhurst won with ease, and Gordon knocked up forty-two.
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But I am jolly well not going to be made an ass of by Rudd.
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Why, make Rudd look a bigger ass than we.
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We will just tap him; the crowd will roar with laughter; it will be damned amusing, and Rudd will look a most sanguinary ass."
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"Damn it all, I don't see why we shouldn't.
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We couldn't wreck like that again; and, what's more, we shouldn't let an ass like Bray make so many runs again.
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As long as you yourself prosper, you don't care a damn what happens to anyone else, and you have prospered right enough.
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What an ass the man was, thought Gordon.
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Damn it all, a man has to look after himself in this world; everyone was struggling to get to the top, and the weak had to be knocked out of the way.