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  • He was restive all through it; he kept tally of the details of the prayer, unconsciously —for he was not listening, but he knew the ground of old, and the clergyman’s regular route over it—and when a little trifle of new matter was interlarded, his ear detected it and his whole nature resented it; he considered additions unfair, and scoundrelly.
  • I was in the lead with my pistol raised, and when the sneeze started those scoundrels a-rustling to get out of the path, I sung out, ’Fire boys!’ and blazed away at the place where the rustling was.

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  • He’s a scoundrel. Don’t trust him.
  • He is the most intolerable scoundrel on the face of the earth.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House

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