Definition of Carneying
1. carney [v] - See also: carney
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Literary usage of Carneying
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"(In carneying voice) With many thanks, sir, for your kind attention to ... The change from the carneying, wheedling sneak to the cowardly bully, ..."
2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1894)
"(carneying, fiart. wheedling.) Carpet, phr. To ' have one on the carpet' is to reprove or reprimand. Common. Carry on, phr. To behave improperly. ..."
3. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1874)
"... while the others And cobblers to their last. Swells and snobs no doubt are brothers, Have other fish to fry. Coaxing, carneying, flats to ..."
4. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1885)
"I will kneel and pray to you to leave me 1 " " Didn'tI please you to-day 1 I held my tongue, didn't speak to anyone but an old hag, who began carneying to ..."
5. No Name: A Novel by Wilkie Collins (1863)
"... reported and the court of inquiry begins—I'll disgrace myself by "No carneying!" said old Mazey ; " I'm bad enough already without that. ..."
6. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1905)
"The Old English Peasantry. dark, white-toothed, raven-ringleted, the women beady of eye, carneying of tongue, covetous of coppers. Yonder are the squat, ..."