spit[ting] nails

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 24 01:14:19 UTC 2011

On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 7:28 PM, Dave Hause <dwhause at jobe.net> wrote:
> being mad enough to "chew horseshoes and spit nails."

Like being bad enough to handcuff lightning and put thunder in jail.
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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