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  • "I told you at the first you were to keep a civil tongue in your head," he said.

    Great Uncle Hoot-Toot

    Mrs. Molesworth
  • Have a civil tongue, then, and don't provoke me to turn you adrift on the world.

    One Of Them Charles James Lever
  • But you haven't learned to keep a civil tongue in your head?

  • Be what you will,” said I, “only keep a civil tongue in your head.

    Sir Ludar Talbot Baines Reed
  • I've never changed and if with God's help I had a civil tongue then, I've a civil tongue now.

    The Tragic Muse

    Henry James
  • You haven't seen the end of it either, if you don't keep a civil tongue in your head.

    In School and Out Oliver Optic
  • If you have anything to say to me, say it with a civil tongue in your head.

  • So keep a civil tongue in your head in the presence of your betters, Mike Connell.

    The Copper Princess Kirk Munroe
  • "You keep a civil tongue in your head, or I'll smash your face, anyhow," he muttered.

    The Huntress Hulbert Footner
  • You tell her to keep a civil tongue in her head, and all will go well.

    Love at Paddington

    W. Pett Ridge

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