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Nicholas Nickleby
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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • Nay,' said Nicholas, 'we do it in default of having anybody else to talk to.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When I speak of home, I speak of the place where—in default of a better—those I love are gathered together; and if that place were a gypsy's tent, or a barn, I should call it by the same good name notwithstanding.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In default of a better answer to this question, the little boy screwed a couple of knuckles into each of his eyes and began to cry, wherefore Mr Squeers knocked him off the trunk with a blow on one side of the face, and knocked him on again with a blow on the other.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • After some further conversation between the master and mistress relative to the success of Mr Squeers's trip and the people who had paid, and the people who had made default in payment, a young servant girl brought in a Yorkshire pie and some cold beef, which being set upon the table, the boy Smike appeared with a jug of ale.  (not reviewed by editor)

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