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Squeeze! squeeze! squeeze! all the morning long; I squeezed that _____ till I myself almost melted into it.
- Herman Melville, Moby Dick
Sigh. It's a white waxy substance produced by the whale. They made candles, ointments, and cosmetics from it.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
“O lovely ___! O ___, my love,
What a beautiful ___ you are.”
- E. Lear, The Owl and the ____***
Don't be vulgar. I'm feline pretty good about this one. Ha ha! Get it? See, kids, we don't have to make “____” dirty. We can keep it clean and still have a good time. Great. NOW you laugh.
Be not afraid, though you do see me weapon’d;
Here is my journey’s end, here is my ____,
And very sea-mark of my utmost sail.
- Shakespeare, Othello
Why would the stage direction call for Othello to moon the other guy?
When we see the figure of the house, Then must we rate the cost of the ________.
- Shakespeare, Henry IV, Pt. 2 (I.iii.44)
No, he did not get excited from looking at the house's figure. You guys are so immature.
I look for ghosts; but none will force
Their way to me. 'Tis falsely said
That there was ever ___________
Between the living and the dead
- William Wordsworth
Where do you kids even learn words like “necrophiliac”?
The aim of the assailants seemed to be to enter the mill, that of the defendants to [__1__] them [_2_]. (2 words)
- Charlotte Brontë, Shirley
I don't understand why you think the assailants would enjoy that. Stop smirking.
But now he has gotten a hat and a feather,
Hey, brave Johnie lad, cock up your ______!
- Robert Burns
Class, this is a fine example of assonance. What? “Frontonance” isn't even a word. And yes, a boy can have a ______.
Pearl, overhearing the ___________, or aware, through some more subtile channel, of those throbs of anguish....
- Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter
It's an excited outburst, wiseguy.
Two friends kept step beside me,
Two honest lads and hale.
Now ____ lies long in the churchyard,
And Ned lies long in jail.
- A. E. Housman
Since you bring it up, let's discuss why Ned isn't named Johnson or Willie. I'll give you a hint. It has to do with the number of beats.
Mr. Wheeler rolled his top pancake and conveyed it to his mouth. After a moment of ___________ he said, “You figure on going tomorrow?”
- Willa Cather, One of Ours
Yes. He did that right at the table. Because he needs to chew before he swallows. Any other stupid questions?
Snout: O ______, thou art changed! what do I see on thee?
______: What do you see? you see an ass-head of your own, do you?
- Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream
If you can all stop snickering, we'll keep reading. ______ is about to meet Titania.
Ah, how sweet it is to love!
Ah, how ___ is young Desire!
And what pleasing pains we prove
When we first approach Love's fire!
- John Dryden
No, I don't think it means he was experimenting. I think it means he was happy.
He held the ____ in his right hand, but thinking he was wrong, just at the box he changed to the left hand, and undoubtedly put the ____ to the left.
- Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
This has to do with voting, not recreation. Where do you think we get the word “ballot”?
With gilded eyes and open wings
The ____ his courage shows;
With claps of joy his breast he dings,
And twenty times he crows.
- Alexander Hume, “A Summer Day”
Ok, stop tittering.
“And yet you have made her your _____-friend?”
“I have not made her my _____-friend; but I like her, in spite of her faults.”
- Henry James, Portrait of a Lady
I have no idea what size bra she wore. What kind of a question is that?
_____ sprang erect, as wide awake at once as a dog
- J. M. Barrie, _____ ***
Why don't you try growing up for a few minutes?
“And what have you got, my dear?” said Fagin to Charley Bates.
“Wipes,” replied [__1__] [_2_]; producing four pocket-handkerchiefs. (2 words)
- Dickens, Oliver Twist
Why is it funny for Fagin to address young Charley respectfully?
“Ah, you’ve come!” she said, and drew her hand from her ____.
- Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence
She had her hand in her ____ because it was cold. Great. Now you're laughing again.
The thermometer in the ____ cabin, by night and day, ranged between 80 and 83°, which feels very pleasant.
- Charles Darwin, “The Voyage of the Beagle”
I imagine the thermometer was kept there so they could look at it. What? That's nice that you think an oral thermometer would feel better, but I'm not seeing the relevance.
The air was still, the water ran,
No need was there for maid or man,
When we put up, my ___ and I.
- R. L. Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey
Yes, I assume that's the titular donkey. Sigh. Ok, let's move on to something more modern to avoid this problem.
“It's a nightmare of a year, the fifth.... Fred and I managed to keep our ______ up somehow.”
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
“_____” can mean “courage” or, possibly, a bird's beak. It means they maintained a positive attitude. Yes, you're right, that can be incredibly hard, so.... I give up. Class dismissed.

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