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dudgeon

Obsolete a wood used in making the handles of knives, daggers, etc.
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Alan in high good humour at the furthering of his schemes, and I in bitter dudgeon at being called a Jacobite and treated like a child.
They cared so little for plain Fact, these people, and were in that advanced state of degeneracy on the subject, that instead of being impressed by the speaker's strong common sense, they took it in extraordinary dudgeon.
s Aunt proved so lively as to take the suggestion in unexpected dudgeon and declare that she would not go; adding, with several injurious expressions, that if 'He'--too evidently meaning Clennam--wanted to get rid of her, 'let him chuck her out of winder;' and urgently expressing her desire to see 'Him' perform that ceremony.
growled Mr Riderhood, stooping to pick up his hat, and making a feint at her with his head and right elbow; for he took the delicate subject of robbing seamen in extraordinary dudgeon, and was out of humour too.
Pickwick as the man turned away in dudgeon, that he was only a bail.
Though this was a concerted plot between Miss Sophy and her sister, originating in humane intenions and having for its object the inducing Mr Swiviller to declare himself in time, it failed in its effect; for Miss Jane being one of those young ladies who are premeturely shrill and shrewish, gave such undue importance to her part that Mr Swiviller retired in dudgeon, resigning his mistress to Mr Cheggs and converying a definance into his looks which that gentleman indignantly returned.
Craig Dudgeon and Dean Conway argued with police guarding the tape put up on Wardley Lane, Wardley, in Gateshead, on July 13 where a woman had been knocked down and killed by a lorry.
GROWING TOGETHER Blu Sky Accountants partners, Jon Dudgeon, left, and Dave Gibson, merged with Susan Lang from Red Sky Bookkeeping
When Jim's ex-wife invites the kids to spend the summer with her, Maddy worries they might not want to come back, in the comedy starring Caroline Quentin and Neil Dudgeon as multitasking mum Maddy and stoical father Jim Riley, which concludes its third series.
Junior rival Jessica Judd is challenging for major titles and Dudgeon - who reached the Dudgeon - who reached the semi-finals in Glasgow - semi-finals in Glasgow - said: "I don't think about the said: "I don't think about the gap now.
Both Barnabys, played by John Nettles and his successor Neil Dudgeon, feature in rural crime yarns taking in bell ringers, orchid collectors and even a beheading at a funfair
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