black heart


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black heart

symbol of a scoundrel. [Folklore: Jobes, 223]
See: Evil
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She would have let you die in the dark place, and mayhap afterwards she had found a way to slay me, as she found a way to slay my father, and set up Twala, whom her black heart loved, in his place.
With it Mohammed Beyd will cut out your black heart.
And, thinks he, in his black heart, 'I'll soon get other tenants that'll overbid these Stewarts, and Maccolls, and Macrobs' (for these are all names in my clan, David); 'and then,' thinks he,
Ever he struggled to combat the fever, to live, to continue to live, to grow strong and stronger against the day when he would be strong enough to dare the grass-lands and the belted jungle beyond, and win to the beach, and to some labour-recruiting, black-birding ketch or schooner, and on to civilization and the men of civilization, to whom he could give news of the message from other worlds that lay, darkly worshipped by beastmen, in the black heart of Guadalcanal's midmost centre.
It was in the black heart of the night, the rain drumming like a thousand drums, that he was roused by a plucking at his blanket, and, stretching out, felt the little hand of a langur.
Nay - in a matter touching Five Kings it would be next his black heart,' said the pundit.
The doomed children answered with a cheer that was music to the black hearts above, and almost immediately they repeated their good-byes to Peter.
Tis him that'll put the fear of God in their rotten black hearts.
The world is full of black hearts and false denunciations nowadays.
Konya, the founder of Vegan Treats, said, "On a holiday that survived on stuffed bears and roses, it satisfies the black heart in all of us.
Among their topics are from domestic song to drawing room recitation: Dan Leno's music hall repertoire, packed from pit to ceiling: the Kingston Empire (1910-55) and British Variety, something wicked: the theatre of Derren Brown, performing the burlesque body: the explicit female body as palimpsest, what is special about stand-up comedy: Josie Long's Lost Treasures of the Black Heart.
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