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something difficult or awkward to do or deal with

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You need not take the trouble, senor," said Sancho; "keep cool, for as I now see, the devil has let Dapple go and he is coming back to his old quarters;" and so it turned out, for, having come down with Dapple, in imitation of Don Quixote and Rocinante, the devil made off on foot to the town, and the ass came back to his master.
So loud were the shouts of Don Quixote, that those in the cart heard and understood them, and, guessing by the words what the speaker's intention was, Death in an instant jumped out of the cart, and the emperor, the devil carter and the angel after him, nor did the queen or the god Cupid stay behind; and all armed themselves with stones and formed in line, prepared to receive Don Quixote on the points of their pebbles.
True, holy father,'' said the knight; ``but the devil is apt to keep an eye on such exceptions; he goes about, thou knowest, like a roaring lion.
I never feared man, and I as little fear the devil and his imps.
The owners of the site reached out to the Save The Devil Program (STDP), offering their assistance in raising public attention to the plight of the Tasmanian devil with the devil facial tumour disease.
A single devil is to blame for the devil facial tumor disease (DFTD) that began spreading among devils 15 years ago.
Up to 80 healthy Tasmanian devils will be released on Maria Island, off the east coast of Tasmania, in attempt to build an 'insurance population' against the devastating Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) a contagious cancer that has been spreading through the devil population since 1996.
The Devil Rays also visited the Spinal Cord Injury Center, handing out Wade Boggs and Carl Crawford figurines and foam Devil Rays baseballs during their three-hour visit.
The devil is the sinister fellow who tempts Jesus in the desert, causes Peter to reject the prediction of Jesus' Passion, and later enters Judas to turn his heart toward betrayal.
In a typically poor stroke of luck, the Devil Rays released center fielder and inaugural steroid bustee Alex Sanchez in preparation for Baldelli's return.
As one event races to another, Mjomba is horrified to see what the Devil would do with Mjomba's own works, not to mention his soul.
In Matthew and Mark, Jesus is driven into the wilderness and tempted by the devil immediately following his baptism.
A considerable body of scholarship on the devil in the Middle Ages has been published in recent decades.
He calls this a master stroke of incompetence: the only way of deciding that the devil is present is by carrying out an exorcism.
He told the Cape Cod Times that allowing the symbol gives the devil "a road into our children's lives.
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