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repartee
used in Gulliver's Travels

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adroitness and cleverness in reply
  • ...full thirty feet high), became so insolent at seeing a creature so much beneath him, that he would always affect to swagger and look big as he passed by me in the queen's antechamber, while I was standing on some table talking with the lords or ladies of the court, and he seldom failed of a smart word or two upon my littleness; against which I could only revenge myself by calling him brother, challenging him to wrestle, and such repartees as are usually in the mouths of court pages.
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (37% in)

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