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Well, well, well," said the Ass, shaking his head; "I should think that any animal that is afraid of your voice and doesn't mind mine must have an uncommon kind of ear.
It is a family name," he remarked, "but I flattered myself that it was at least uncommon.
I was thinking," he said, "of the uncommon magnitude of that grass-hopper.
I am of your opinion; (said my Father) it certainly does appear to proceed from some uncommon violence exerted against our unoffending door.
Containing a few common matters, with a very uncommon observation upon them.
That is an uncommon advantage, and uncommon I hope it will continue, for it would be a great loss to ME to have many such acquaintances.
Because it is uncommon, and unprofiting, and beaming, and soft in lustre; it always bestoweth itself.
She is delicately fair, with fine grey eyes and dark eyelashes; and from her appearance one would not suppose her more than five and twenty, though she must in fact be ten years older, I was certainly not disposed to admire her, though always hearing she was beautiful; but I cannot help feeling that she possesses an uncommon union of symmetry, brilliancy, and grace.
He had, withal, the invalid's apathy and did not greatly concern himself about the uncommon fate that had been allotted to him.
The felicitous idea occurred to me a morning or two later when I woke, that the best step I could take towards making myself uncommon was to get out of Biddy everything she knew.
Here he by no means diminished the impression he had just produced, for he ate hard eggs, shell and all, devoured gigantic prawns with the heads and tails on, chewed tobacco and water-cresses at the same time and with extraordinary greediness, drank boiling tea without winking, bit his fork and spoon till they bent again, and in short performed so many horrifying and uncommon acts that the women were nearly frightened out of their wits, and began to doubt if he were really a human creature.
The casket of the skull is broken into with an axe, and the two plump, whitish lobes being withdrawn (precisely resembling two large puddings), they are then mixed with flour, and cooked into a most delectable mess, in flavor somewhat resembling calves' head, which is quite a dish among some epicures; and every one knows that some young bucks among the epicures, by continually dining upon calves' brains, by and by get to have a little brains of their own, so as to be able to tell a calf's head from their own heads; which, indeed, requires uncommon discrimination.