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ME--I did that for a hundred bucks an' a bunch of stiffs I'd be ashamed to wipe my feet on.
Your daughter is frozen quite stiff and cold, And shall never have a chest full of gold.
First, a stiff heavy collar just on my neck, and a bridle with great side-pieces against my eyes called blinkers, and blinkers indeed they were, for I could not see on either side, but only straight in front of me; next, there was a small saddle with a nasty stiff strap that went right under my tail; that was the crupper.
And out in the jungle, far away, Korak, covered with wounds, stiff with clotted blood, burning with rage and sorrow, swung back upon the trail of the great baboons.
ONE WINTER a Farmer found a Snake stiff and frozen with cold.