For a fellow of real ambition and keenness for gettin' on, it's absolutely feedin', an existence like this, just messin' about.
Ah-hah, but you better not be messin' 'round de chist too much.
Only, seems like we're messin' up a sight of railroads, all down in our own part of the country.
Dey come gallupin' down de road, jumpin' over de palin's, tromplin' down de rose bushes an' messin' up de flower beds.
Nay, nay, I'll noan ha' strangers here, botherin' an' messin' about.
He married once but "my wife got to messin' around with another man so I sent her home to her mother."
Twas an agreeable excitement to see John Wull in a messin a ludicrous predicament, which made him helpless before their eyes.