OUD

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OUD

 

an ancient Arabic plucked stringed instrument; a forerunner of the European lute.

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I'd advise you to creep up her sleeve again: it 'ud be saving time, if Molly should happen to take a drop too much laudanum some day, and make a widower of you.
Only I think it 'ud be better if their consciences 'ud let 'em stay quiet i' the church-- there's a deal to be learnt there.
I on'y says it 'ud be better if we keep dis t'ing dark, see?
Well, that is odd,' said Sam; 'it 'ud have a wery considerable effect upon me, if I wos in his place; I know that.
The two years at th' academy 'ud ha' done well enough, if I'd meant to make a miller and farmer of him, for he's had a fine sight more schoolin' nor