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a quiet plodding workhorse


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I'll give you the worst thrashing you ever had in your life," Dobbin said, in reply to the first part of Cuff's sentence; and little Osborne, gasping and in tears, looked up with wonder and incredulity at seeing this amazing champion put up suddenly to defend him: while Cuff's astonishment was scarcely less.
It was voted low to sneer at Dobbin about this accident of birth.
The superb Cuff himself, at whose condescension Dobbin could only blush and wonder, helped him on with his Latin verses; "coached" him in play-hours: carried him triumphantly out of the little-boy class into the middle-sized form; and even there got a fair place for him.
that delicious romance) was presented to him by the Doctor in the face of the whole school and the parents and company, with an inscription to Gulielmo Dobbin.
Sedley, Ma'am, I hope you have room; I've asked Dobbin of ours to come and dine here, and go with us to Vauxhall.
Lady Dobbin was at Highbury last night with three of them.
This was no other than Captain William Dobbin, of His Majesty's Regiment of Foot, returned from yellow fever, in the West Indies, to which the fortune of the service had ordered his regiment, whilst so many of his gallant comrades were reaping glory in the Peninsula.
Dobbin, the despised grocer, was Alderman Dobbin--Alderman Dobbin was Colonel of the City Light Horse, then burning with military ardour to resist the French Invasion.
He's priming himself," Osborne whispered to Dobbin, and at length the hour and the carriage arrived for Vauxhall.
Marc Dobbins, of Ridgethorpe, Willenhall, tried to raid the property, in Glencoe Road, in September.
Contract Awarded for Dobbins Base Operating Support (Bos) Services
based global cotton company, Barnhardt Manufacturing, announced today Mark Dobbins has joined the company as plant manager of Charlotte operations.
Dobbins in Stephen's Lane near Merrion Square in Dublin has been appointed an interim examiner to deal with cash flow and historic bank debts.
com)-- "From Blaze to Glory" tells the story of Micah Dobbins who went by the name Carefree, winner of the Atlanta Blaze Battle in 1999.
Dobbins Monday called on military and civil leadership of Pakistan and discussed an array of issues.