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CLOWNClass Orientation With (Petri-) Nets
CLOWNCity Leicester Oxford Warwick Network (mathematics academic interchange network; UK)
CLOWNCrazy Lunatics of the Wild North (gaming)
CLOWNClandestine Liberators of Oppressed Wimpy Nations (military slang/humor)
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Well, all through the circus they done the most astonishing things; and all the time that clown carried on so it most killed the people.
said Don Quixote; "did not the clown pay thee then?
In short he left me in such a condition that I have been until now in a hospital getting cured of the injuries which that rascally clown inflicted on me then; for all which your worship is to blame; for if you had gone your own way and not come where there was no call for you, nor meddled in other people's affairs, my master would have been content with giving me one or two dozen lashes, and would have then loosed me and paid me what he owed me; but when your worship abused him so out of measure, and gave him so many hard words, his anger was kindled; and as he could not revenge himself on you, as soon as he saw you had left him the storm burst upon me in such a way, that I feel as if I should never be a man again.
He followed the clown, and soon found himself once more in the Japanese quarter.
Well, if I can't take you as a servant, I can as a clown.
The Clown put his hands in his pockets, and after puffing out his cheeks and nodding his head at them saucily, he said:
Well, that's respect, I expect," declared the Clown, and immediately stood upon his head.
It was to inquire whether anything could be done to atone that in considerable trepidation I sent in my card to the clown, and the result of our talk was that he invited me and David to have tea with him on Thursday next at his lodgings.
He even managed not to laugh (though he did gulp) when we discovered on the mantelpiece a photograph of Joey in ordinary clothes, the garments he wore before he became a clown.
The clown and pantaloon made themselves white with flour from the cook, and red with rouge from some other domestic, who remained (like all true Christian benefactors) anonymous.
Sleary had only made one cut at the Clown with his long whip- lash, and the Clown had only said, 'If you do it again, I'll throw the horse at you
Hussars, ladies, witches, clowns, and bears, after clearing their throats and wiping the hoarfrost from their faces in the vestibule, came into the ballroom where candles were hurriedly lighted.