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used in The Mill on the Floss

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  • I should be a laughin'-stock; the trade 'ud hoot me, if they knowed it.
    5.2 -- Book 5 Chapter 2 -- Aunt Glegg Learns the Breadth of Bob's Thumb (87% in)
  • "Well, if that's what you mean," said Mr. Moss, looking blankly before him, "we'd better be sold up, and ha' done with it; I must part wi' every head o' stock I've got, to pay you and the landlord too."
    1.8 -- Book 1 Chapter 8 -- Mr. Tulliver Shows His Weaker Side (81% in)
  • The appearance of the little girls suggested to uncle Pullet the further solace of small sweet-cakes, of which he also kept a stock under lock and key for his own private eating on wet days; but the three children had no sooner got the tempting delicacy between their fingers, than aunt Pullet desired them to abstain from eating it till the tray and the plates came, since with those crisp cakes they would make the floor "all over" crumbs.
    1.9 -- Book 1 Chapter 9 -- To Garum Firs (56% in)
  • ...that he will live in the meagre style of a man who means to be a poor curate all his life; and if the few hundreds Mr. Timpson advanced toward his daughter's fortune did not suffice for the purchase of handsome furniture, together with a stock of wine, a grand piano, and the laying out of a superior flower-garden, it followed in the most rigorous manner, either that these things must be procured by some other means, or else that the Rev. Mr. Stelling must go without them, which last...
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Tom's "First Half" (13% in)
  • "It's no use to pay off this debt and save the furniture, when there's all the law debts behind, as 'ud take every shilling, and more than could be made out o' land and stock, for I've made that out from Lawyer Gore.
    3.3 -- Book 3 Chapter 3 -- The Family Council (61% in)
  • Your husband's got stock; it is but right he should raise the money, as it seems to me,—not but what I'm sorry for you, Mrs. Moss."
    3.3 -- Book 3 Chapter 3 -- The Family Council (77% in)
  • "Oh, sir, you don't know what bad luck my husband's had with his stock.
    3.3 -- Book 3 Chapter 3 -- The Family Council (78% in)
  • The farm's suffering so as never was for want o' stock; and we've sold all the wheat, and we're behind with our rent,—not but what we'd like to do what's right, and I'd sit up and work half the night, if it 'ud be any good; but there's them poor children,—four of 'cause such little uns——"
    3.3 -- Book 3 Chapter 3 -- The Family Council (78% in)
  • By the beginning of the second week in January, the bills were out advertising the sale, under a decree of Chancery, of Mr. Tulliver's farming and other stock, to be followed by a sale of the mill and land, held in the proper after-dinner hour at the Golden Lion.
    3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- How a Hen Takes to Stratagem (6% in)
  • There were pickles in question, a large stock of pickles and ketchup which Mrs. Tulliver possessed, and which Mr. Hyndmarsh, the grocer, would certainly purchase if she could transact the business in a personal interview, so she would walk with Tom to St. Ogg's that morning; and when Tom urged that she might let the pickles be at present,—he didn't like her to go about just yet,—she appeared so hurt at this conduct in her son, contradicting her about pickles which she had made after...
    3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- How a Hen Takes to Stratagem (37% in)
  • A man who had made a large fortune, had a handsome house among the trees at Tofton, and decidedly the finest stock of port-wine in the neighborhood of St. Ogg's, was likely to feel himself on a level with public opinion.
    3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- How a Hen Takes to Stratagem (79% in)
  • But she found the stock unaccountably shrunk down to the few old ones which had been well thumbed,—the Latin Dictionary and Grammar, a Delectus, a torn Eutropius, the well-worn Virgil, Aldrich's Logic, and the exasperating Euclid.
    4.3 -- Book 4 Chapter 3 -- A Voice from the Past (42% in)
  • ...Bob, laying down his pack on the gravel, "it's a thousand pities such a lady as you shouldn't deal with a packman, i' stead o' goin' into these newfangled shops, where there's half-a-dozen fine gents wi' their chins propped up wi' a stiff stock, a-looking like bottles wi' ornamental stoppers, an' all got to get their dinner out of a bit o' calico; it stan's to reason you must pay three times the price you pay a packman, as is the nat'ral way o' gettin' goods,—an' pays no rent, an'...
    5.2 -- Book 5 Chapter 2 -- Aunt Glegg Learns the Breadth of Bob's Thumb (49% in)
  • I'll save her from disobeying and disgracing her father; I'll save her from throwing herself away on you,—from making herself a laughing-stock,—from being flouted by a man like your father, because she's not good enough for his son.
    5.5 -- Book 5 Chapter 5 -- The Cloven Tree (79% in)

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