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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.
I prefer 'tick-tick,'" I said, whereat she departed in dudgeon.
Bell for you and you'll go to Sunday school tomorrow," said Marilla, disap- pearing downstairs in high dudgeon.
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.