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heckle

an instrument for combing flax or hemp
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'Keep heckling - security want to know where you are.'
Montgomerie was dubbed 'Mrs Doubtfire' and came in for more distracting heckling at the 1998 US Open in San Francisco and 1999 Ryder Cup in Boston.
The BBC deny the documentary The History of Heckling is biased but promised a full investigation.
The Kisumu government should take responsibility for the heckling because I know the public was not involved."
A spokesman for the university said the GUU board held a meeting after the heckling incident and the university have launched an investigation.
"I don't remember Diane Sawyer scolding her colleague Sam Donaldson for heckling President [Ronald] Reagan.
But heckling has gone on at political meetings since anyone can remember.
A punter told us: "He looked really anxious when people started heckling. Then when he broke the stool and microphone it was game over.
Heckling in church has a history going back to the days of Charles I.
Whatever happened to the noble blood-sport of political heckling?
A shame, really, because great heckling and great responses to good, bad or indifferent heckling are priceless.
I think The Western Mail readers will agree with me that if all Tony was subjected to was a bit of heckling he had nothing to complain about compared with all the pain and suffering that many other people have had to endure, apart from the loss of life, since that fateful meeting between him and Bush after 9/11.