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  • s  easily irritated or annoyed

  • Some weeks ago Speed-Fiend Nicholas crashed into a taxicab and in pettish rage" kicked the chauffeur severely under the stomach so that the unfortunate man had to be rushed to .
  • Bing also issued a waspish, pettish statement to the press: "Madame Callas' reputation for projecting her undisputed histrionic talents into her business affairs is a matter of .
  • The groom (servants are as clever as presidential speechwriters in this sort of fiction) is Fate, and Georgie's pettish assertion of masculinity means that he is in for about 300 .

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