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He chaffs her tremendously about her radicalism, and he is so immensely clever that she can't answer him, though she is rather clever too.
Their psychology is bovine, their outlook crude and rare; They abandon vital matters to be tickled with a straw; But the straw that they were tickled with--the chaff that they were fed with-- They convert into a weaver's beam to break their foeman's head with.
But when the war was over, he only allowed him chaff to eat and made him carry heavy loads of wood, subjecting him to much slavish drudgery and ill-treatment.
But he determined to chaff Fix, when he had the chance, with mysterious allusions, which, however, need not betray his real suspicions.
If there hadn't been a big pile of chaff on the barn floor these words would never have been written.