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Ma  n.  
1.
A child's word for mother.
2.
In Oriental countries, a respectful form of address given to a woman; mother.






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... journey and hired an ass and threw saddle bags over it and put therein something of provaunt; and, when all was prepared, he awaited the passage of the caravan. And presently the Chamberlain came by on a dromedary and his footmen about him. Then Zau al-Ma ken mounted the ass and said to his companion, "Do thou mount with me." But he replied, "Not so: I will be thy servant." Quoth Zau al-Makan, "There is no help for it but thou ride awhile." "'Tis well," quoth the Stoker; "I will ride when I grow tired." Then ...
— The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 2 • Richard F. Burton

... ma'am. By all means," replied Rokens, taking the spoon and handing it to Miss Jane, under the impression that it was intended ...
— The Red Eric • R.M. Ballantyne

... "Yes, ma'am," said the mate, "that's the way I felt about it myself, me and Mr. Barker both; and he was just tellin' me that if I was a mind to give the elevator a try, he'd lend me a suit ...
— The Minister's Charge • William D. Howells

... "Ma foi!" said he, with deliberation, "if you give orders, my sister, I will be the captain of your guards, on my honor, for I too am weary of the vexations occasioned me by this knave. He continues to persecute me, seeks to break off my marriage, and still keeps my friends in the ...
— Serge Panine • Georges Ohnet

... "Oh, it does! Ma isn't the same woman. She is awfully pale and quite thin. The doctor told her not to worry so, or she'd be down on her ...
— Dave Porter and His Double - The Disapperarance of the Basswood Fortune • Edward Stratemeyer

... the house who are perfect idiots. They can't remember to say "yes, my lady" and "no, my lady" and "very good, my lady" whenever Lady Filson speaks to them. One of them actually addressed her yesterday as "ma'am." I wonder the ...
— The Big Drum - A Comedy in Four Acts • Arthur Pinero

... time there was a flourishing covey of fifteen: Pa Tridge, Ma Tridge, and thirteen little Tridges, all brown and speckled and very chirpy. They had been born in a hollow under some big leaves beside a hedge, and they now moved about the earth, pushing their way through the grass, ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, May 30, 1917 • Various

... see the likes of 'em? They're that wet, ma'am, they leave puddles on me floor every time they come in and they be after stayin' out there and 'atin,' ma'am! Now drinkin' ...
— Chicken Little Jane • Lily Munsell Ritchie

... "I don't know, ma'am; I ain't used to sleeping in a bed, lately," faltered the little girl, bewildered by all the gentle kindness that ...
— The Old Homestead • Ann S. Stephens

... ma'arm! Such a grand coach! Four beautiful hosses, and two real gemmen in black a' standing behind—and two on hossback a' riding afore. What are we to do for supper? Doubtless they maun be mortal hungry ...
— Mark Hurdlestone - Or, The Two Brothers • Susanna Moodie

... Spartan king's belt and made a slight wound, but the skillful surgeon, Ma-chaʹon, son of the famous physician, Æsculapius, stanched the blood and applied soothing balsams which his father ...
— The Story of Troy • Michael Clarke

... to say, we are much indebted to her. She is exceedingly courteous, you perceive,' on this hint she bowed condescendingly, 'and will permit me to have the pleasure of introducing you: a gentleman from England, Ma'am: newly arrived from England, after a very tempestuous passage: Mr. Dickens, - the lady of ...
— American Notes for General Circulation • Charles Dickens

... showed IT to God, the room seemed full of Him. But that's a small room. The church is a million and a billion times as big, isn't it, ma'am? But when the minister prayed, that big church seemed just as full as it could hold. Then, all of a sudden, they burst out a-singing. Father showed me the card with large letters on it, and says he, "Sing, ...
— The Life and Letters of Elizabeth Prentiss • George L. Prentiss

... la vie, infortune convive, J'apparus un jour, et je meurs; Je meurs, et sur ma tombe, ou lentement j'arrive, Nul ne viendra ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. II, No. 8, June 1858 • Various

... "Yes, ma'am, he steals my potatoes, and does lots of mischief. Just look at those paws of his! Doesn't he ...
— The Nursery, June 1877, Vol. XXI. No. 6 - A Monthly Magazine for Youngest Readers • Various

... board with constables and take me. At first I refused this counsel, being determined to stand my ground; but at length, by the prevailing entreaties of the captain and Mr. Dixon, with whom he lodged, I went to Mr. Dixon's house, which was a little out of town, at a place called Yea-ma-chra. I was but just gone when Mr. Read, with the constables, came for me, and searched the vessel; but, not finding me there, he swore he would have me dead or alive. I was secreted about five days; however, the good character ...
— The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African - Written By Himself • Olaudah Equiano

... "Trusted, ma'am!" cried Mr. Ferdinand, looking at Gustavus, who had assumed an expression of pale and pathetic dignity. "Trusted—a ...
— The Prophet of Berkeley Square • Robert Hichens

... a master," said Little John, "A curteys knight is he, Ma-y ye get leave of him, The better may ...
— A Bundle of Ballads • Various

... "To be sure, ma'am. Why, then, it would be a shame to spoil all these pretty garments. I'll put them away in a jiffy, and come down looking as ...
— Wild Kitty • L. T. Meade

... woman, opening the sluices of her heart forthwith. "I've stood in this fair-ground, maid, wife, and widow, these nine-and-thirty years, and in that time have known what it was to do business with the richest stomachs in the land! Ma'am you'd hardly believe that I was once the owner of a great pavilion-tent that was the attraction of the fair. Nobody could come, nobody could go, without having a dish of Mrs. Goodenough's furmity. I knew the clergy's taste, the dandy gent's taste; I knew the town's taste, ...
— The Mayor of Casterbridge • Thomas Hardy

... noh sha iing. Te mynba u la ioh-i ba la tydem ding ha ieng u la syntiat bha biang ba un ioh rung kynsan bluit hapoh. Hynda kumta u la shem ia ka kynthei hangta. U la ong ia ka, "Pha kaei"? Ka la ong ia u, "nga long Ka Lih-dohkha, ma nga, nga long kata ka dohkha ba me la ngat bad me la klet ban bam." Ynda kumta ka la ong ia u "me wat pyntip iano iano ruh, nga don ki kur shibun eh, ngin ia leit shaw ia ki ban wan noh shane." Kumta U Loh Ryndi u la buh ia la ka kmie ban sumar ia ka iing ...
— The Khasis • P. R. T. Gurdon

... home as I would approach the sepulchre of all my friends. Dreary, solitary, comfortless. It was no longer home. Natalie and ma bonne amie have been with me most of the time since my return (about twenty-four hours past). My letters from Washington broke up that cursed plan of J. B. P.; they do not go in the parliamentaire; they do not know when they go; and, in short, they rely wholly ...
— Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete • Matthew L. Davis

... oot!" fierce as a sword. "Joomp into t'mizzen-chains, and pick off yon chap at the helm, as he cooms under ma counter." ...
— The Gentleman - A Romance of the Sea • Alfred Ollivant

... ma'am, there is no time for arguing, or nonsense," said the Colonel roughly. "Our lives all depend upon your making an effort, and we cannot possibly leave ...
— The Tragedy of The Korosko • Arthur Conan Doyle

... vous envoie ce que j'ai pu tirer de ma teste pour mettre dans le Journal des Savants. J'y ai mis cet endroit qui vous est le plus sensible, afin que cela vous fasse surmonter la mauvaise honte qui vous fit mettre la preface sans y rien ...
— The Essays of "George Eliot" - Complete • George Eliot

... "No, ma'am, he said he did not. All the gentlemen looked as if they—looked as if they might have—" Alfred hesitated delicately. "It was Mr. Berry Stokes' bachelor dinner," ...
— The Heart of Rachael • Kathleen Norris

... you, ma'am," replied Frank. "I have called to see you about something, and I want to see you alone," added he in a low tone; for he did not wish Tony, who was a great deal prouder than his mother, to know ...
— The Boat Club - or, The Bunkers of Rippleton • Oliver Optic

... Highman, whose first exclamation is, "Bless my eyes, what do I see? Mr. Goodall returned?" At that precise moment Old Goodall happened to put his head into the orchestra, and fancying himself addressed, called out, "Lord bless you, ma'am, I've ...
— The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction - Vol. 17, No. 483., Saturday, April 2, 1831 • Various

... nom a l'empereur de Bresil pour un temoignage de haute estime, dont je suis fort heureux de vous faire part personellement, en vous envoyant les decorations que vous garderez, an moins, comme un souvenir de ma visite a Greenwich. ...
— Autobiography of Sir George Biddell Airy • George Biddell Airy

... statuary, boxing gloves, fencing swords, fowling pieces, pipes of various patterns, and a countless multitude of other articles, are scattered about the room. On the marble table at his side is a bunch of cigars, a paper of Ma'am Miller's fine-cut tobacco, a decanter of wine, and a pair of goblets, one of which is partially filled with wine. He holds in his left hand his meerschaum; his right hangs carelessly at his side, and grasps a novelette. The gentleman who personates ...
— Home Pastimes; or Tableaux Vivants • James H. Head

... MARA. Esta maana, cuando sala yo de la iglesia 480 con Vicenta Pulido, vi a la millonaria. Ay, qu facha, qu cargazn de sedas, de plumas, de encajes, de joyas! Cuentan por ah que lleva las ligas recamadas de perlas, y que en su casa de Madrid hay ms plata ...
— Heath's Modern Language Series: Mariucha • Benito Perez Galdos

... that the substance is called in Persian Schakar tigal ([Persian script]), literally Sugar of nests; but his Arabic names, Schakar el ma-ascher ([Arabic script]) and Saccar el aschaar, apply to an entirely different substance, namely to a saccharine matter exuded, after the punctures of an insect, from the stems of Calotropis procera, R. Br.[I], of which plant he gives a quaint ...
— Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 - Zoology • Various

... "Oh, Mrs Landon, ma'am, I hope that you will honour us by coming down and taking up your abode with us till the roof is on again," said Mrs Hale in a kind voice. "Susan will take care of Miss Mary and the little ones, and Mr Landon and your son George will be sure to find lodgings with other friends till the ...
— Taking Tales - Instructive and Entertaining Reading • W.H.G. Kingston

... and the parting slicked down with butter, if Senka the Depot had not come here? The serving lad, who, judging by his refined and gallant readiness, had already known Tamara for a long time, answered that "Nohow, ma'am; they—Semen Ignatich—had not been in yet, and probably would not be here soon seein' as how yesterday they had the pleasure of going on a spree at the Transvaal, and had played at billiards until six in the morning; ...
— Yama (The Pit) • Alexandra Kuprin

... I'm sorry, ma'am, I forgot," said the girl. She came in, hiding both her hands under ...
— Light O' The Morning • L. T. Meade

... "Thank you, ma'am," Evelyn answered, coloring with pleasure; "but it seems hardly appropriate, for you look not very much older than Aunt Elsie; and she is ...
— The Two Elsies - A Sequel to Elsie at Nantucket, Book 10 • Martha Finley

... withholding of the funeral rites. Now the papyrus rolls found with the mummies give a description of the judgment of the dead, a picture of the fate of the disembodied soul in the Egyptian Hades, minutely agreeing in many particulars with the foregoing ceremony. Ma, the Goddess of Justice, leads the soul into the judgment hall, before the throne of Osiris, where stands a great balance with a symbol of truth in one scale, the symbol of a human heart in the other. ...
— The Destiny of the Soul - A Critical History of the Doctrine of a Future Life • William Rounseville Alger

... a fighter, 'n' he mixes it with skill; But the Anzacs have him snouted,, 'n', oh, ma, he's feelin' ill. They wake the all-fired desert, 'n' the land for ever dead Is alive 'n' fairly creepin', and ...
— 'Hello, Soldier!' - Khaki Verse • Edward Dyson

... annoyance. "Ma monie gone! Some villain take it, no doubte. You come aboard de sheep, and I vill give it you, my friend," he said. "One half guinea is de charge, eh? I have also letter to write; you take it and I vill ...
— Peter Trawl - The Adventures of a Whaler • W. H. G. Kingston

... not say "Yes, ma'am," in her usually meek style. She smarted a little yet from the harsh words, and so went ...
— The End Of The World - A Love Story • Edward Eggleston

... fillettes, Jadis mes douces amourettes, Adieu, je sens venir ma fin, Nul passetemps de ma jeunesse Ne m'accompagne en la vieillesse, Que le feu, le lict et ...
— Letters to Dead Authors • Andrew Lang

... s'ensuit que la science est faite.—JOUFFROY, in DAMIRON, Philosophie du XIXe Siecle, 363. Le but dernier de tous mes efforts, l'ame de mes ecrits et de tout mon enseignement, c'est l'identite de la philosophie et de son histoire.—COUSIN, Cours de 1829. Ma route est historique, il est vrai, mais mon but est dogmatique; je tends a une theorie, et cette theorie je la demande a l'histoire.—COUSIN, Ph. du XVIIIe Siecle, 15. L'histoire de la philosophie est contrainte d'emprunter d'abord a la philosophie la lumiere ...
— A Lecture on the Study of History • Lord Acton

... of long sweetenin', please Ma'm," he answered to that lady's utter consternation. She laid down the ...
— Sunlight Patch • Credo Fitch Harris

... "Ye-'s ma'am," drawled the daughter, coming most unwillingly from the open-faced room opposite, where she had been inciting all four ...
— Judith Of The Plains • Marie Manning

... story by saying: "Miss, dats been sich a long time back dat I has most forgot how things went. Anyhow I was borned in Putman County 'bout two miles from Eatonton, Georgia. My Ma and Pa was 'Melia and Iaaac Little and, far as I knows, dey was borned and bred in dat same county. Pa, he was sold away from Ma when I was still a baby. Ma's job was to weave all de cloth for de white folks. I have wore many ...
— Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume IV, Georgia Narratives, Part 1 • Works Projects Administration

... all but broke into a sob. That 'ma'am' cost her a terrible effort; the sound of it seemed to smack her on ...
— The House of Cobwebs and Other Stories • George Gissing

... "Ma name? Aurore," she answered in a voice as mystically slow as her smile, while the mystery of her ...
— O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 • Various

... maul, Those carters, and paviours, and footmen, and all;[7] Those rascally paviours who did us undermine, Och ma ceade millia mollighart[8] on the feeders of ...
— Poems (Volume II.) • Jonathan Swift

... hands with Congressman Huntingdon. Yes, ma'am! It's true! Aren't you proud of me? And, Lucy, listen! Don't have any illusions on how I got there. It wasn't brains. It wasn't that the people wanted me to put over any particular idea or ideal for them. I simply so intrigued ...
— The Enchanted Canyon • Honore Willsie Morrow

... accompagnavano gli ultimi abbraciamenti, Jacopo piu che mai sentendo il dolore di quel distacco, diceva: Padre ve priego, procure per mi, che ritorni a casa mia. E messer lo doxe: Jacomo va e obbedisci quel che vuol la terra e non cerear piu oltre. Ma, uscito l'infelice figlio dalla stanza, piu non resistendo alla piena degli affetti, si getto piangendo sopra una sedia e lamentando diceva: O ...
— The Works of Lord Byron - Poetry, Volume V. • Lord Byron

... you're perfectly right, ma'am," quoth the imperturbable Frank. "But as I was saying, this is a pitiable business, this about poor Archie; and you and I might do worse than put our heads together, like a couple of sensible people, and bring it to an end. Let me tell you, ma'am, ...
— Weir of Hermiston • Robert Louis Stevenson

... wouldn't yield to fresh fruit, not in ten years. It's throwing away your time. Mud is the cure, ma'am—mud-bathing and constant doses of sulphur-water, varied with a plenty of exercise to open ...
— Merry-Garden and Other Stories • Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

... Carriage, ma'am? Carriage? Carriage? Carriage?" screamed a score of hackmen's voices, as the passengers came out ...
— For Woman's Love • Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth

... the old bloke with the big joss. I allers goes to see Ma Lorenzo when I'm in Port o' London. I've seen 'er for ...
— Tales of Chinatown • Sax Rohmer

... words that he must utter suggested themselves. "Oh, Norah, this is a poor return you are making for all my kindness. Aren't you ashamed to stand there and tell such ungrateful false-hoods. Ma lass, your cheek surprises me. I wonder you can look ...
— The Devil's Garden • W. B. Maxwell

... Mrs. Argenter, hearing the bell, and the movement of an arrival, and not being herself summoned in consequence, rung in her own room for the maid, and received for answer to her inquiry,—"Miss Sherrett and young Mr. Sherrett, ma'am, to see Miss Sylvie,"—she turned back to her volume of "London Society," much and mixedly reconciled in her thoughts to two things that occurred to her at once,—one of them adding itself to the other as manifestly in ...
— The Other Girls • Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney

... you heard that Boswell is going to publish a life of your friend Dr. Johnson?' 'No, ma'am!' 'I tell you as I heard, I don't know for the truth of it, and I can't tell what he will do. He is so extraordinary a man that perhaps he will devise something extraordinary.' Mme. D'Artlay's Diary, ii. 400. 'Dr. Johnson's history,' wrote ...
— Life Of Johnson, Vol. 1 • Boswell, Edited by Birkbeck Hill

... on. This is a very jolly little village, and I wish you were over here. They do make such a fuss with an agreeable fellow like you or me, for instance. But I suppose Paris is just as jolly in its way. My ideas of Paris are all Boheme, quartier latin, &c., et si c'etait a recommencer, ma foi je crois que je dirais 'zut.' This is a hurried and absurd letter to write to an old pal like you, but I hardly ever have time for a line—out late every night and make use of what little daylight there ...
— In Bohemia with Du Maurier - The First Of A Series Of Reminiscences • Felix Moscheles

... returned. "I can't do anything hardly, except write. I'm always writing for Ma. I wonder you two were not ashamed of yourselves to come in this afternoon and see me able to do nothing else. It was like your ill nature. Yet you think yourselves very fine, ...
— Bleak House • Charles Dickens

... body!" Mrs. Donovan murmured helplessly. "Will you come down to my rooms, ma'am," she said to Mrs. Black, as she tried to remember her manners and not think how she was to tell Larry the truth. Why, this child was undersized rather than over. Her mother might have weighed a hundred and twenty-five pounds when she was twelve but Mary Rose couldn't weigh seventy. Dear, ...
— Mary Rose of Mifflin • Frances R. Sterrett

... the other day I was at the mill with a load of corn, and while I was a-waitin', Amariah Wadsworth came along with his'n; and so while we were waitin', he says to me, 'Why, they say your minister is gettin' to be an Armenian'; and he went on a-tellin' how old Ma'am Badger told him that you interpreted some parts of Paul's Epistles clear on the Armenian side. You know Ma'am Badger's a master-hand at doctrines, and she's 'most an ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Volume 3, Issue 15, January, 1859 • Various

... occasions, their most usual exclamation is "Les Anglais sont des gens bien extraordinaires! Ma foi! ils sont inconcevables!" And, indeed, many Englishmen appear to glory in justifying the idea, and astonishing the natives by the eccentricity of their behaviour. But these originals should recollect that what may be tolerated in a man of superior talent, is ridiculous, ...
— Paris As It Was and As It Is • Francis W. Blagdon

... honor's due! Ma'am Baubo ahead! and lead the crew! A good fat sow, and ma'am on her back, Then follow the witches all in ...
— Faust • Goethe

... his arms up and down till you get all the water out of him, and then put him between hot blankets," cried my preserver, "and he'll be all serene. They ought to make a shallow place somewhere for these kids to bathe, where they won't get out of their depths. Bless you, ma'am," added he, in reply to my mother's thanks, "it's not worth talking of. It all comes in a day's work, ...
— Parkhurst Boys - And Other Stories of School Life • Talbot Baines Reed

... revelations of the nature of their beds and their peculiar habits of sleep continued to pierce the thin deal partitions of the adjoining state-rooms. When all the possible trivialities of vacant minds seemed to have been exhausted, there followed a half-hour of "Goodnight, pa; good-night, ma;" "Goodnight, pet;" and "Are you asleep, ma?" "No." "Are you asleep, pa?" "No; go to sleep, pet." "I'm going. Good-night, pa; good-night, ma." "Goodnight, pet." "This bed is too short." "Why don't you take the other?" "I'm all fixed now." "Well, go to sleep; good-night." "Good-night, ...
— Baddeck and That Sort of Thing • Charles Dudley Warner

... be a hired girl, and wear a handkerchief on your head, just as our girl does; and you must be a little deaf, and keep saying, 'What, ma'am?' ...
— Little Prudy's Sister Susy • Sophie May

... glad I taaught ye. I'm glad ye've got such a good defender, ma'am. Ye'll pardon what I said when I first coomed up. But I was a little over-het. Ye see, this place is kind o' noted for—for—This place is called 'Snugglers' Roost.' Nobody comes here this time 'thout they'rre a ...
— Gordon Keith • Thomas Nelson Page

... this new-fashioned way of living that is killing little Hennery. When I lived at home before we used to have sassidge and pancakes for breakfast, roast meat for dinner and cold meat for supper, and dad was healthy as a tramp, ma could dance a highland fling, I could play all kinds of games and jump over a high board fence when anybody was chasing me. Now we have some kind of breakfast food three times a day because ma reads the advertisements, and dad is so weak he has to be helped to dress, ma goes moping around ...
— Peck's Bad Boy With the Cowboys • Hon. Geo. W. Peck

... in contradictions. Then she returns to the first assumption, and finds the 3 unknowns separately: quod est absurdum. STILETTO identifies sandwiches and biscuits, as "articles." Is the word ever used by confectioners? I fancied "What is the next article, Ma'am?" was limited to linendrapers. TWO SISTERS first assume that biscuits are 4 a penny, and then that they are 2 a penny, adding that "the answer will of course be the same in both cases." It is a dreamy remark, making one feel something like Macbeth grasping at the spectral dagger. "Is ...
— A Tangled Tale • Lewis Carroll

... vegetables we were to talk about to-day, ma'am," said Mr. Farrell respectfully. "How many rows of string-beans do you want to start with, and how many butter-beans? And are you planning to have peas and ...
— Peggy in Her Blue Frock • Eliza Orne White

... match!" she exclaimed as she hurled the ball into the fire. "I clar I's got a good mind to take you right straight to your ma." ...
— Plantation Sketches • Margaret Devereux

... whipped, and for that you have spent twenty-five years in looking for nothing—something that was not here! I have had my revenge! For twenty-five years I have watched you look for—nothing; have seen you waste your time, your property, your life, your mind—for nothing! For ah, Mars' Ma'colm, you had ...
— The Colonel's Dream • Charles W. Chesnutt

... old, climbing an apple-tree! Laws a massy! I pity your ma—what a sight of trainin'clock she must ha' ...
— Gypsy Breynton • Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

... been so wrought up!" declared Miss Pratt, with a preliminary display of immaculate handkerchief. "I cried and cried after I got home from church this morning. Ma she sez to me, sez she, 'What ails you Lecty?' And I sez to ma, sez I, 'Ma, it was that blessed sermon. I don't know when I ever heard anything like it! That dear pastor of ours is just ripening for a better world!'" Miss ...
— The Transfiguration of Miss Philura • Florence Morse Kingsley

... had seen her go in and come out. She wore no veil and the traces of her grief were plainly visible. She returned to the hotel and went to her room. Porter, in a short time, stepped up, knocked at her door and enquired of Flora how her ma was. Flora said her ma was not well, that she had a bad headache. He was bound to get in, so he pushed past the child and saw Mrs. Maroney lying on the bed crying. Being the clerk of the hotel, his coming in would not be ...
— The Expressman and the Detective • Allan Pinkerton

... generally," agreed Tom. "I remember once Ed Brown and I made away with half of a big package of raisins that mother sent me for, and she scolded me about it. But that was different, you know. Pshaw! I didn't mean to tell you it was Ed. Here we are at your door, ma'am. I'll put your things inside—oh, no! Never mind. I was glad to come. Really I oughtn't to take it. Well, ...
— Apples, Ripe and Rosy, Sir • Mary Catherine Crowley

... suivront partout, et au milieu d'eux vous serez comme la lune dans un grand nuage blanc . . . Je vous les donnerai tous. Je n'en ai que cent, et il n'y a aucun roi du monde qui possede des paons comme les miens, mais je vous les donnerai tous. Seulement, il faut me delier de ma parole et ne pas me demander ce que vous ...
— Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde - with a Preface by Robert Ross • Oscar Wilde

... The little lame boy looked very happy but, again, he did not seem to know what to say. "Thank you, ma'am," he brought out finally. "And you, ...
— Maida's Little Shop • Inez Haynes Irwin

... "How do you do, ma'm?" he said, cheerily, as he and his chum came up. "We're all from the town of Carson. The bridge went out, and we were on it at the time. It carried five of us down to where the French farm-house was standing, half under water, and ...
— Afloat on the Flood • Lawrence J. Leslie

... "Upon my word, ma'am, I said nothing insulting," replied the angered clerk. "Miss Silvia asked for a spittoon, and I showed her one. Of course people do not want spittoons unless they use tobacco, do they? I am sure I meant no harm. I only ...
— The Youth's Companion - Volume LII, Number 11, Thursday, March 13, 1879 • Various

... "Gracious! I forgot her! A little girl's just across from you, ma'am—an orphant, I guess. She's travelling alone with her uncle. And he charged me express when he came on board to look after her. Of course I forgot. My hands are that full my head won't hold it. It's 'Vaughan here' and it's 'Vaughan there,' regular ...
— Honey-Sweet • Edna Turpin

... boy came home from Dr. Dio Lewis' lecture and said, "Ma, they've got you into business"; and went on to tell that Dio Lewis had incidentally related the successful effort of his mother, by prayer and persuasion, to close the saloon in a town where he lived when a boy, and that he had exhorted ...
— Introduction to the Science of Sociology • Robert E. Park

... gate da'k blue 'ound chapel for sta's and atoms and the myst'ry of matta." Her voice grew solemn. "All still and deep and high. Like a k'ystal in a da'k place. You will go down steps to it. Th'ough a da'k 'ounded a'ch ma'ked with mathematical symbols and balances and scientific app'atus.... And the ve'y next to it, the ve'y next, is to be a little b'ight ...
— Soul of a Bishop • H. G. Wells

... hours, in my private snuggery up stairs. In fact, he's one of the family; treat him as such, and get anything out of him you can—the more the better, as far as regards that. Ah! Mrs. S., you may stare, Ma'am; but I say again, he's one of the family; may be, he'll be my partner some of these days—you'll have to get used to him then, whether ...
— Basil • Wilkie Collins

... no 'at. Very good, ma'am." And the cabman whipped up at once in the most matter-of-fact way, as if he drove to this address ...
— The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents • H. G. (Herbert George) Wells

... "MY DEAR MAMMA, MA CHERE MAMAN,—This is the first day of the year. I am fifteen hundred leagues from you in another hemisphere. Happily, thought traverses that space in less than a second. I am near you. I express to you my profound regret for all the sorrows which I have ...
— Hortense, Makers of History Series • John S. C. Abbott

... "Oh, ma'am," he said, "don't think about me; that's all past and gone, and good times and bad times and all times pass over. But may not I help poor Mr. Grimes? Mayn't I try and get some of these bricks away, that he may move ...
— Journeys Through Bookland V2 • Charles H. Sylvester

... to Lon Dufour, 1st February, 1857. "Steps have been taken to obtain for me the post of drawing-master (matre des travaux graphiques). If they succeed, thanks to the little talent I have for drawing, my salary will reach a reasonable figure, 120 pounds sterling, and I can then, by giving up these abominable private lessons, cultivate rather more seriously the studies into which you ...
— Fabre, Poet of Science • Dr. G.V. (C.V.) Legros

... you and who don't know you were given opportunity to utter their good wishes, and poor me, wandering across these western spaces, quite left out in the cold! Please ma'am, why did I know nothing of your reception till it was all over? I should have sent you what I now send—a gray silk gown, wherein you are to make yourself fine and grand, and a draft for $200 as a ...
— The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2) • Ida Husted Harper

... her kindest laugh, not the teasing one that made him hate her while he thought how bright and dear she was. "Come take gran'ma acrost the orchard. Don't ...
— Country Neighbors • Alice Brown

... gentleman is the most social and friendly of them all. If out in the country, this little fellow in company with his mates will twitter gaily at sight of you, every now and then looking curiously at you as if asking, "And who are you, sir?" or "Who are you, ma'am?" and pecking his way gradually nearer and nearer will inspect you in the quaintest and merriest way. Afraid! O no, not they. Mr. Samuels, a writer about birds, says that he once had an inquisitive little Chickadee perch on the end of his boot and ...
— Illustrated Science for Boys and Girls • Anonymous

... bully good preserved ginger, Ma," said one of her sons, "but you fall short when ...
— Ruth Fielding on Cliff Island - The Old Hunter's Treasure Box • Alice Emerson

... [12] Ma Adriana Ursina, la quale e socera de la dicta madona Julia (Farnese), che ha sempre governata essa sposa (Lucrezia) in casa propria per esser in loco de nepote del Pontifice, la fu figliola de messer Piedro de Mila, noto a V. Ema Sigria, ...
— Lucretia Borgia - According to Original Documents and Correspondence of Her Day • Ferdinand Gregorovius

... forms nouns of instrument. O forms nomen actionis, etc. Some Crow and Minnetaree words seem to indicate that its original form was a. Wa, meaning some or something, prefixed to transitive verbs makes them intransitive or general in their application. Wa is in Min. ma (ba, wa), in Crow, ba. Scantiness of material prevents me from more than inferring the existence of these and other prefixes in the other allied languages, from a few words apparently ...
— The Dakotan Languages, and Their Relations to Other Languages • Andrew Woods Williamson

... is, master, as you say. I'll take a seat in the chimney-corner if you have nothing to urge against it, ma'am, for I am a little moist on the side that was next ...
— Stories by English Authors: England • Various

... prevented you from returning home? I waited till I was tired, and then went on all alone, and paid my respects to our venerable lady; I'm now, on my way to inquire about our lady Wang. What errand haven't you delivered as yet, ma; and what is it ...
— Hung Lou Meng, Book I • Cao Xueqin

... Ellen," cried Aunt Lucy, thrusting her head in at the door, "oh, Miss Ma'y Ellen, I wish't you'd come out yer right quick. They's two o' them prai' dogs out yer a-chasin' ...
— The Girl at the Halfway House • Emerson Hough

... for piano and stringed instruments. Sostenuto assai, Allegro ma non troppo. Schumann Miss Alice Schmidt, piano; Mr. Clifford Schmidt, first violin; Mr. Louis Schmidt, Jr., viola; Mr. Ernest ...
— Sixty Years of California Song • Margaret Blake-Alverson

... Adversary said: "No doubt 'Twill be extremely fine, ma'am, Though sure 'tis long to be without— I beg to lend ...
— Shapes of Clay • Ambrose Bierce

... And I feel as much concerned about my beautiful young ladies as you do, ma'am. Never fear but I will look out for their interest," ...
— Edna's Sacrifice and Other Stories - Edna's Sacrifice; Who Was the Thief?; The Ghost; The Two Brothers; and What He Left • Frances Henshaw Baden

... d'Angleterre objectera que les places de ces etats entre mes mains me rendront maitre du commerce de la Mediteranee. Vous pourrez en ce cas laissez entendre, comme de vous meme, qu'il serait si difficile de conserver ces royaumes unis a ma couronne, que les depenses necessaires pour y envoyer des secours seraient si grands, et qu'autrefois il a tant coute a la France pour les maintenir dans son obeissance, que vraisemblablement j'etablirois un ...
— The History of England from the Accession of James II. - Volume 5 (of 5) • Thomas Babington Macaulay

... 'cause they seem to mind his words, His lungs more battle still affords At last says he to Don, I trow You understand me? Sennor no Says th' other. Here the Wit doth pause A little while, then opes his jaws, And says to Monsieur, you enjoy Our tongue I hope? Non par ma foy, Replies the Frenchman: nor you, Sir? Says he to th' Dutchman, Neen mynheer, With that he's gone, and cries, why sho'd He stay where wit's not understood? There in a place of his own chusing (Alone) some lover sits a musing, With arms across, and's ...
— All About Coffee • William H. Ukers

... the vividest expression of the spirit of opera bouffe. It is full of such lively mockeries as that of Helen when she gazes upon the picture of Leda and the Swan: "J'aime a me recueiller devant ce tableau de famille! Mon pere, ma mere, les voici tous les deux! O mon pere, tourne vers ton enfant un bec favorable!"—or of Paris when he represses the zeal of Calchas, who desires to present him at once to Helen: "Soit! mais sans lui dire qui je suis;—je ...
— Suburban Sketches • W.D. Howells

... so young as I was, ma'am," protested George. "When I was in the harmy I was a fine ...
— The Coming of Bill • P. G. Wodehouse

... 'Well, ma'am, tell the truth and shame the devil; that's my motto. I'll not deny that Prissy and I were wondering at your absence. "What's become of Miss Ross?" she said to me only to-day at dinner, "for she has not been near us ...
— Lover or Friend • Rosa Nouchette Carey

... to be," he insisted. "I bet Ma Pettengill will go in with me on it any time I give her the word. Say, ...
— Ruggles of Red Gap • Harry Leon Wilson

... ma, you're too smart for me! If that there smartness o' yours keeps on, I see myself in gaol ...
— The Dramatic Works of Gerhart Hauptmann - Volume I • Gerhart Hauptmann

... these we were refused. At length I remembered that, in poring over an English guide-book, purchased in New York, a certain Hotel d'Angleterre had been recommended as the best house in Havre. "Savez-vous, mon ami, ou est l'Hotel d'Angleterre?"—"Ma fois, oui; c'est tout pres." This "ma fois, oui," was ominous, and the "c'est tout, pres," was more so still. Thither we went, however, and we were received. Then commenced the process of climbing. We ascended several stories, by a narrow crooked staircase, and were shown into ...
— Recollections of Europe • J. Fenimore Cooper

... the sanguinary struggle by the sword. They took their places, and were advancing towards each other, when the Vicomte du Barri suddenly staggered, grew pale, and, falling to the ground, exclaimed, "Je vous demande ma vie." His opponent had but just time to answer, that he granted it, when the unfortunate Du Barri turned upon the grass, and expired with a heavy groan. The survivor of this savage conflict was then removed to his lodgings, where he lay for some weeks in a dangerous state. The coroner's ...
— Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions - Vol. I • Charles Mackay

... mistake ye," said the old man, putting out a large, thin, but powerful hand. "Whar be ye now, Noo York? Come back to look over the old place, eh? I reckon ye find it some changed. Don't know it myself, hardly. You look like yer ma; sorter got her ...
— Penguin Persons & Peppermints • Walter Prichard Eaton

... dinner, ma'am, and then I'll go and settle with that gang. I've been away for a long time, and it seemed like getting home when I got off the train and saw your squaw vines running over the porch like ...
— One of Ours • Willa Cather

... "No, ma'am, he ain't going ter git nigger-beat if we can help it—us society colored set, you understand, Miss Ca'line." Jeff's manner was an interesting mixture ...
— Andrew the Glad • Maria Thompson Daviess

... factions qui divisent mon pays et a l'inimitie des plus grandes puissances de l'Europe, j'ai termine ma carriere politique, et je viens comme Themistocle m'asseoir sur le foyer du peuple Britannique. Je me mets sous la protection de ses loix, que je reclame de votre Altesse Royale, comme au plus puissant, au plus constant, et au plus ...
— The Surrender of Napoleon • Sir Frederick Lewis Maitland

... sand-bank on the north shore of the river. The place chosen looked rough and unpromising to me, for the ground was thickly strewn with windfalls. All this part of the country had been burned over many years ago, and was very desolate looking. The men, however, pronounced the place "Ma-losh- an! Ma-losh-an!" (fine! fine!) and in less than an hour the tents were pitched and made comfortable. New experiences seemed to be coming thick and fast, for we had supper of porcupine down on the rocks at the shore. I did not ...
— A Woman's Way Through Unknown Labrador • Mina Benson Hubbard (Mrs. Leonidas Hubbard, Junior)

... village, behold another coach labouring up to the high road from Totteridge lane. This had but four horses, no array of outriders, no gilt splendours. It was a sober, old-fashioned thing, and it rumbled on at a sober gait. "Some city ma'am," Harry sneered at it, "much the same shape ...
— The Highwayman • H.C. Bailey

... usually lack words, but Lou-Jane was so voluble that he was completely silenced. At the stable, where Ma Hoomer was milking, Lou-Jane delayed for a moment to whisper: "Stay here ...
— The Preacher of Cedar Mountain - A Tale of the Open Country • Ernest Thompson Seton

... use it bettern than Bligh, that's all! Why, Sir, my eldest daughter threw up a situation as parlour-maid in London because her master and mistress pitched to parleyvooing whenever they wanted to talk secrets at table. "If you please, Ma'am," she told the lady, "you're mistaking me for the governess and I never could abide compliments." She gave a month's warning then and there, and I ...
— News from the Duchy • Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

... faire des retranchemens? O'u est-il possible que vous en fassiez? Ne daignez pas fire un pas, s'il n'est pas fait, pour remplacer vos trois Mille livres. Ayez assez d'amiti'e pour moi pour les accepter de ma part. Accordez-moi, je vous conjure, la gr'ace, que je vous demande aux genoux, et jouissez de la satisfaction de vous dire, j'ai un ami qui ne permettra jamais que je me jette aux pieds des grands. ...
— Letters of Horace Walpole, V4 • Horace Walpole

... Ma'am,' said the slim and lofty doctor, parenthetically saluting the good lady; and he stood by the bedside, having laid ...
— The House by the Church-Yard • J. Sheridan Le Fanu

... wouldn't have been worse if I'd been caught robbin' a poor box. "Thank you, ma'am," says I, ...
— Shorty McCabe • Sewell Ford

... in the very cell beside her own, the atheist Nicot sits stolid amidst the darkness, and hugs the thought of Danton, that death is nothingness. ("Ma demeure sera bientot LE NEANT" (My abode will soon be nothingness), said Danton before his judges.)) His, no spectacle of an appalled and perturbed conscience! Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue, and virtue he never knew. Had he to live again, he would live the same. But ...
— Zanoni • Edward Bulwer Lytton

... that I had been so sociable with, came up with some dishes in his hand, which he set down on the table, then spread his hands a little, as much as to say, politely: "Set to, ma'am, and help yourself;" which ...
— Phemie Frost's Experiences • Ann S. Stephens

... to see you, Ma'am," was the greeting, so emphatic a one that the Administrator inquired nervously if something ...
— Women and War Work • Helen Fraser

... Mort de ma vie! said the count, I shall never pardon myself for having lost so fine an opportunity! I am not so heavy as he. I should not have been hurt by the fall. I should have saved the life of my rival, ...
— Anna St. Ives • Thomas Holcroft

... all t' kisses as Oi ha' tuke Wuz zet down vair an' square inter buke, Lard! Lard! 'twud make t' greaaet volk say: "What a tur'ble chap is ole Joe Gay!" Vor it du zet ma brain a-swimmin' Tu think o' all t' hundered wimmin As Oi ha' bussed 'hind hedge an' door Zince vust Oi cuddled dree or vour. Polly Potter, Trixie Trotter, Gertie Gillard, Zairy Zlee, Zusan Zettle, Connie Kettle, Daisy Doble, La'ra Lee, ...
— The Bed-Book of Happiness • Harold Begbie

... what fetch me here now. I comes ter tell yer Ma ter tell dat 'oman Cindy ter take her chillun off my farm. I gwine 'low no mo' rent-payin' ter nobody off'n ...
— The Clansman - An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan • Thomas Dixon

... he said to the commandant, "but ye ken weel A'm no gentry. M' fairther was no believer in education, an' whilst ither laddies were livin' on meal at the University A' was airning ma' salt at the Govan Iron Wairks. A'm no' a society mon ye ken—A'd be usin' the wrong knife to eat wi' an' that would ...
— Tam O' The Scoots • Edgar Wallace

... "I think not, ma'am," answered Mr. Merrick. "We made these investigations at the time we still feared he would die, so as to communicate with any friends or relatives he might have. But after he passed the crisis so well and fell asleep, the hospital people stopped worrying about him. He seems ...
— Aunt Jane's Nieces Out West • Edith Van Dyne

... older than Martin is!" Alix confided further. "She kissed Cherry and said, 'You're just a baby doll, that's what you are!' And he calls me 'Ma'am,' and Cherry 'Sister!' They've got two little children, a boy and a ...
— Sisters • Kathleen Norris

... tell your papa that I don't believe in anything of the kind, but will come to see his new medium. Only he must let me know when. Good afternoon, ma ...
— Redemption and Two Other Plays • Leo Tolstoy et al

... mother it, and induce Laidlaw to take it down from her recitation? The old lady said she got it from Andrew Moir, who had it "frae auld Baby Mettlin, who was said to have been another nor a gude ane." But we have Hogg's own statement that "aiblins ma gran'-mither was an unco leear," and this quality may have been hereditary. On the other side, Hogg could hardly have held his tongue about the forgery, if forgery it was, when he wrote his "Domestic Manners and Private Life of Sir Walter Scott" (1834). ...
— Old Friends - Essays in Epistolary Parody • Andrew Lang

... a trifling oversight, ma chere, to affect a callous indifference towards me, when I have the charm with a single glance to render you insensible, and to make you tremble at the mere sound of my voice-no, no, Teresa, it will not do. While ...
— The Duke's Prize - A Story of Art and Heart in Florence • Maturin Murray

... Mme. de la Carliere, Les Deux Amis de Bourbonne, the almost famous Le Marquis des Arcis et Mme. de la Pommeraye, of which more may be said presently; and things which are not exactly tales, but which have the tale-quality in part, like the charming Regrets sur ma Vieille Robe de Chambre, Ceci n'est pas un conte, etc. Thirdly, and to be spoken of in more detail, come the things that are nearest actual novels, and in some cases are called so, Le Neveu de Rameau, the "unspeakable" ...
— A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 - From the Beginning to 1800 • George Saintsbury

... in quite another tone. "I was made aware there was a lady about, by that Pedro of ours; only I didn't know I should have the privilege of seeing you tonight, ma'am." ...
— Victory • Joseph Conrad

... bucketfuls, and my head aches like fury. All the girls were so fearfully nice. I'd no idea they liked me so much. Irene May began crying at breakfast-time, and one or another of them has been at it the whole day long. Maddie made me walk with her in the crocodile, and said, "Croyez bien, ma cherie, que votre Maddie ne vous oubliera jamais." It's all very well, but she's been a perfect pig to me many times over about the irregular verbs! She gave me her photograph in a gilt frame—not half bad; you would think she ...
— The Heart of Una Sackville • Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

... the girl pleaded; "won't you come and help me? Ma's sick—she fainted—and pa's gone away. I'm all alone with her. Ma's down on the floor an' don't move—I'm afraid she's dead. Oh, please do come, Miss, ...
— Campfire Girls in the Allegheny Mountains - or, A Christmas Success against Odds • Stella M. Francis

... the Goddess Ma to forget thy words!" he cried in mock horror. She tossed her head, and instantly he got upon his feet, catching up his ...
— The Yoke - A Romance of the Days when the Lord Redeemed the Children - of Israel from the Bondage of Egypt • Elizabeth Miller

... Mended and Their Buttons Sewed On. The Entrance to the Old Wine Cellar in Mandres. The Salvation Army Was Told that Ansauville Was Too Far Front for Any Women To Be Allowed To Go. L'Hermitage, Nestled in the Heart of a Deep Woods. L'Hermitage, Inside the Tent. "Ma". They Had a Pie-baking Contest in Gondrecourt One Day. A Letter of Inspiration from the Commander. The Salvation Army Boy Truck Driver. The Centuries-old Gray Cemetery in Treveray. Colonel Barker Placing the Commander's Flowers on Lieutenant Quentin Roosevelt's Grave. The Salvation Army ...
— The War Romance of the Salvation Army • Evangeline Booth and Grace Livingston Hill

... a mighty good boy. I don't know what your ma would do without you. I hed to leave school when I wa'n't as old as you, and git out and hustle so the younger children could git eddicated. By the time I wuz foot-loose from farm work, I wuz too old to git any larnin'. You'd orter manage someway, ...
— David Dunne - A Romance of the Middle West • Belle Kanaris Maniates

... daughter. There was no escape. I had to lay down my paper and let them torture me. There was a striking family resemblance between the two, yet the daughter was as homely as the mother was pretty. "She isn't as prepossessing as her ma, of course," the older woman seemed to be saying to me, "but she's charming, all ...
— The Rise of David Levinsky • Abraham Cahan

... "No, ma'am." The old man in the entrance-hall behind her shook his head. In the thin, blown light of the candelabra which he held high, the worry and doubt of her deepened ...
— O Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1919 • Various

... l'honneur de vous recevoir Dimanche prochain, rue Racine, 3. C'est le seul jour que je puisse passer chez moi; et encore je n'en suis pas absolument certaine—mais je ferai tellement mon possible, que ma bonne etoile m'y aidera peut-etre un peu. Agreez mille remerciments de coeur ainsi que Monsieur Browning, que j'espere voir avec vous, pour la sympathie que vous m'accordez. George Sand. Paris: 12 ...
— Life and Letters of Robert Browning • Mrs. Sutherland Orr

... the house itself seems lighter and more cheerful-like without her, ma'am," said this young person, who was of a vivacious temperament, and upon whom the dowager's habitual dreariness had been a heavy affliction; "and you're looking all the better already for not ...
— Fenton's Quest • M. E. Braddon

... on the following morning I found poor old Ma lying dead, and the feathers which lay about indicated that she had been the victim of a savage assault, but whether at the teeth of a dog or the beak of a skua I was unable to determine. This was ...
— The Home of the Blizzard • Douglas Mawson

... to-day is likewise ascribed largely to female sources. The scale consists of seven chief tones, which are represented by as many heavenly sisters. The names of the tones (sa, ri, ga, ma, pa, dha, ni, corresponding to our do, re, mi, etc.) are merely abbreviations of the names of the nymphs who preside over them. The tones of the scale are divided into quarters, and the number of quarters in the diatonic scale intervals is ...
— Woman's Work in Music • Arthur Elson

... Domingo. It did not properly denote the herb, but the tube through which the smoke was inhaled. It seems surprising that a vegetable production so universally spread should have different names among neighboring people. The pete-ma of the Omaguas is, no doubt, the pety of the Guaranos; but the analogy between the Cabre and Algonkin (or Lenni-Lennope) words which denote tobacco may be merely accidental. The following are the synonymes in five languages: Aztec or Mexican, ...
— Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce • E. R. Billings

... whose jurisdiction the seizures were made; and therefore his Prussian majesty could not, consistent with the law of nations, determine these disputes in his own tribunals. They demonstrated, by undoubted evidence, the falsity of ma-ny facts alleged in the memorial, as well as the fairness of the proceedings by which some few of the Prussian vessels had been condemned; and made it appear, that no insult or injury had been offered to ...
— The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. - From William and Mary to George II. • Tobias Smollett

... its little ends. Then the painful experience of discipline and punishment reveals the same motherly figure in the new light of a protector and comforter, and it learns to contrast her with the stern persons whom she has taught it to call pa-pa and ma-ma. When they refuse anything on which it has set its childish heart, it knows to whom to go for sympathy. She will console it and teach little artifices, by which it may evade or circumvent them. She supplies discipline of another kind, however, and the yet simple trusting mind ...
— Behind the Bungalow • EHA

... something else to say, but Frances Purdy was speaking now and the bursts of laughter all about were too infectious to withstand. Frances was describing the woes of her first week. She had been told that she must say "ma'am" to all the Sixth-Form girls, and that new girls must get up before the others and have their baths before the bell rang, and she convulsed her audience by a description of her first ecstatic experience in the tuck shop. She had been informed ...
— Judy of York Hill • Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett

... tete, Tant il chantoit et flageoloit: Adonc pris ma houlette Pour aller voir Naulet. ...
— Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan • Clement A. Miles

... Jessie, confidently, "She'll come back, all right. I ain't the least bit afraid. 'Specially when she looks as much like an angel as she talks! I wish there was more like her to wait on, and then it wouldn't be so hard to be standing here all day long. Yes, ma'am, these shawls are all silk," to a personage who had paused to examine the wares which Jessie had ...
— The Heart of Arethusa • Francis Barton Fox

... to me, ma'am, that it is you who are scrouging me," Ralph replied. "This rail is almost cutting ...
— One of the 28th • G. A. Henty

... no ma'm. The windows of eaven av bin opened to me. I know now that the rich man is ...
— Major Barbara • George Bernard Shaw

... bivouac on the spot for the night, as the Arabs required the flesh of their camel, which was cut into thin strips. As they were employed in skinning it, they ate large quantities raw and quivering. The stream, or hor, that flows through this country, parallel with our route, is the Ma Serdi; all this district is rich ...
— The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia • Samuel W. Baker

... down. "I'm in a bit o' trouble, ma'am," he ses, "and I thought p'r'aps as you could help me out of it. My pore pig's been bewitched, and ...
— Odd Craft, Complete • W.W. Jacobs

... fright, that night. I was just going to sleep, when I heard a noise in my mistress's room; and she presently called out to inquire if some work was finished that she had ordered Hetty to do. "No, Ma'am, not yet," was Hetty's answer from below. On hearing this, my master started up from his bed, and just as he was, in his shirt, ran down stairs with a long cow-skin[6] in his hand. I heard immediately after, the cracking of ...
— The History of Mary Prince - A West Indian Slave • Mary Prince

... spokesman of the pair, "I don't like the way that window's broken, for one thing, and if you look at it you'll see what I mean. The broken glass is all outside on the sill. But that's not all, ma'am; and, as you have a cab, we might do worse than drive to the station before more people ...
— The Shadow of the Rope • E. W. Hornung

... price? It is to give one's self away. Our soul can realise itself truly only by denying itself. The Upanishad says, Thou shalt gain by giving away [Footnote: Tyaktena bhunjithah], Thou shalt not covet. [Footnote: Ma gridhah] ...
— Sadhana - The Realisation of Life • Rabindranath Tagore

... thaim swa, Swa gret apparaill schap to ma, Throw Craby's cunsaill, that wes sley, A crane thai haiff gert dress up hey, Rynnand on quheills, that thai micht bryng It quhar that nede war off helping. And pyk, and ter, als haiff thai tane; And lynt, ...
— Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3) • Walter Scott



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