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"You know he has nothing to recommend him but money, and a ridiculous roll of addle-headed predecessors; now, don't you?"
But there's Mills, now, sits i' the chimney-corner and reads the paper pretty nigh from morning to night, and when he's got to th' end on't he's more addle-headed than he was at the beginning.
For, through the months' interval of consciousness of his long sickness, Bassett had mastered the psychological simplicities and lingual difficulties of the language of the tribe of Ngurn and Balatta and Vngngn--the latter the addle-headed young chief who was ruled by Ngurn, and who, whispered intrigue had it, was the son of Ngurn.
'I never did see such a addle-headed old creetur!' exclaimed Sam irritably; 'Old Baileys, and Solvent Courts, and alleybis, and ev'ry species o' gammon alvays a-runnin' through his brain.
I'm her clever uncle Tom; and you're her addle-headed aunt Julia.
But abandoning the privatisation programme, which began in 1991, is addle-headed. Maybe Sisi's keeping his powder dry.
Because, then, perhaps, Liverpool and its seven partners could bestow the principles concerned with some clear, decisive, positive thinking, rather than the disjointed, vacillatory, addle-headed dithering that is the Gover nment's stock-in-trade today.
Ishtar of fusion & war, please tell me I am addle-headed as
And we won't even mention the addle-headed fans, who'd rather sweat through endless playoffs every June in front of the TV than get a life."--The curmudgeonly Margaret Wente, in The Globe and Mail
I only get disturbed when Brock's addle-headed analysis leads him to want to burn somebody else's copy of Harry Potter -- literally or figuratively.
The second half begins to bog down as it tries to cram in the addle-headed occupants of the cloud city of Laputa, the menacing Strulbruggs (given such short shrift that their danger is far from apparent), and the evil sorcerer/historian summoning the dead by using Gulliver's blood as a lure.
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