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taunt

Nautical (of the mast or masts of a sailing vessel) unusually tall
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"You never do wrong, Tom," said Maggie, tauntingly.
Linton repeated his laugh, and glanced at Hareton tauntingly; who certainly did not seem quite clear of comprehension at that moment.
He spoke tauntingly, but there was no response, then he prodded the fallen man with the point of his spear.
A sky-hawk that tauntingly had followed the main-truck downwards from its natural home among the stars, pecking at the flag, and incommoding Tashtego there; this bird now chanced to intercept its broad fluttering wing between the hammer and the wood; and simultaneously feeling that etherial thrill, the submerged savage beneath, in his death-gasp, kept his hammer frozen there; and so the bird of heaven, with archangelic shrieks, and his imperial beak thrust upwards, and his whole captive form folded in the flag of Ahab, went down with his ship, which, like Satan, would not sink to hell till she had dragged a living part of heaven along with her, and helmeted herself with it.
I wrestled with my own resolution: I wanted to be weak that I might avoid the awful passage of further suffering I saw laid out for me; and Conscience, turned tyrant, held Passion by the throat, told her tauntingly, she had yet but dipped her dainty foot in the slough, and swore that with that arm of iron he would thrust her down to unsounded depths of agony.
A social worker who is also an active member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Zaheer Ahmed Awan, tauntingly said that the measure was taken to allegedly collect 'Eidi' from the citizens.
Nehru tauntingly replied that he was confused who he should talk to as Pakistan changed more leaders than he changed his 'dothis'?
Batman and his allies--including Nightwing and Batgirl--quickly realize that the Talons have returned, yet the reason for the killings remains tauntingly unknown.
The dictator tauntingly installed a tile mosaic of a scowling likeness of the president at the door of Baghdad's al-Rashid Hotel, which forced entering foreign dignitaries to often step on his face just above its "Bush is criminal" caption.
Risking life and limb, they hope to escape a conservative society where every form of contact with women is forbidden other than a family-arranged marriage into a world where pleasures of the flesh are tauntingly visible through advertising and the global media.
'It seems from Maryam Nawaz's statements that the biggest issue being faced by the country at present is the matter of issuing a PML-N ticket to me,' Nisar said tauntingly.
Addressing serious of election rallies in North and Central Gujarat, Gandhi recalled how Modi had promised during the 2014 Lok Sabha election to bring back black money stashed abroad and then deposit Rs 15 lakh into each Indian's bank account."Narendra Modi had said you will get Rs 15 lakh in your bank accounts, you did not get even 15 paise,"Gandhi said tauntingly. The Congress Vice President asked the people if they saw anyone"suited and booted"standing in queues to deposit money in the wake of last year's demonetization.