Potter


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Potter

1. (Helen) Beatrix. 1866--1943, British author and illustrator of children's animal stories, such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902)
2. Dennis (Christopher George). 1935--94, British dramatist. His TV plays include Pennies from Heaven (1978), The Singing Detective (1986), and Blackeyes (1989)
3. Paulus. 1625--54, Dutch painter, esp of animals
4. Stephen. 1900--70, British humorist and critic. Among his best-known works are Gamesmanship (1947) and One-Upmanship (1952), on the art of achieving superiority over others
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Potter took out a large spring-knife and cut off the dangling end of the rope and then said:
Injun Joe sprang to his feet, his eyes flaming with passion, snatched up Potter's knife, and went creeping, catlike and stooping, round and round about the combatants, seeking an opportunity.
After which he put the fatal knife in Potter's open right hand, and sat down on the dismantled coffin.
"No, you've always been fair and square with me, Muff Potter, and I won't go back on you.
I'll bless you for this the longest day I live." And Potter began to cry.
Potter started on a trot that quickly increased to a run.
And the result will be that he becomes a worse potter?
Our potters also might be allowed to repose on couches, and feast by the fireside, passing round the winecup, while their wheel is conveniently at hand, and working at pottery only as much as they like; in this way we might make every class happy-and then, as you imagine, the whole State would be happy.
Clutton and Potter sat on each side of her, and everyone knew that neither had found her unduly coy.
She's been with Clutton and Potter and Flanagan, even with old Foinet--that's why he takes so much trouble about her--and now two of you, you and Lawson.
And meet it is, that over these sea-pastures, wide-rolling watery prairies and Potters' Fields of all four continents, the waves should rise and fall, and ebb and flow unceasingly; for here, millions of mixed shades and shadows, drowned dreams, somnambulisms, reveries; all that we call lives and souls, lie dreaming, dreaming, still; tossing like slumberers in their beds; the ever-rolling waves but made so by their restlessness.
They believe the reason for the "Harry Potter effect" is that Mr Trump's political messages are at odds with the values of Potter and his friends, which include tolerance, respect for difference, opposition to violence, and antiauthoritarianism.