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Then the entertainment began as soon as might be; Mr Codlin having the responsibility of deciding on its length and of protracting or expediting the time for the hero's final triumph over the enemy of mankind, according as he judged that the after-crop of half-pence would be plentiful or scant.
We're capable of protracting this legal fight for a long time.
He suggested, as reported Sunday, that Clinton stand in the well of the House and listen silently while members of Congress, the people we elected to run the government, chide him for his concealing his adulterous relationship with the former White House intern and needlessly protracting Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's investigation.