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fatted calf

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  • You will be jovial, my dear Martin, and will kill the fatted calf if you please!'

  • She opens to him 91 her arms, and her heart; she slays the fatted calf.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • I know the fatted calf's waiting for me, getting fatter every day.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service
  • And the flesh-pots, the fatted calf, and the honey were all offered to us.

    Ben Comee

    M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
  • Not for me, reverend Mre; you shall kill no fatted calf, real or symbolical, for me!

    The Golden Dog William Kirby
  • Mr. Bilkins was by no means disposed to kill the fatted calf.

    A Rivermouth Romance Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • "I suppose we ought to kill the fatted calf," said Frank sarcastically.

  • There's not much, but I hadn't time to kill the fatted calf.

    The Making of a Soul

    Kathlyn Rhodes
  • The fatted calf was not only killed, but cooked, to welcome the long lost.

    Rattlin the Reefer Edward Howard
  • The fatted calf would be killed, and I should wear purple yet.

    The Parisians, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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