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Tut  n.  
1.
An imperial ensign consisting of a golden globe with a cross on it.
2.
A hassock. (Obs. or Prov. Eng.)






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"Tut" Quotes from Famous Books



... "Tut! you always side with the lassies, Ericson. That's because you're aye beside them at the head of the class. What was it that old Duke gave her this morning? ...
— The Pilots of Pomona • Robert Leighton

... minim more would lull him into sleep. Here is the chance—and here the will—to learn His secret malady. What holds me back? Conscience? Tut, tut! It will not harm him! 'Twill do him good to sleep; 'twill do me good To know the why he clutches at his breast. I'll do it. [Pours more from vial. Sir, drink ...
— The Scarlet Stigma - A Drama in Four Acts • James Edgar Smith

... promised to consent to my proposal, and be once more member for Lansmere. Tut! don't shake your head. I cannot be denied. I claim your promise in right of our friendship, and shall be seriously hurt if you even ...
— My Novel, Complete • Edward Bulwer-Lytton

... "Tut, tut! No crying!" he began. "Be a man—be a man. And if you stick to it, before Christmas comes, we'll see about those pockets, and you can walk into the new year with your head up. But ...
— Solomon Crow's Christmas Pockets and Other Tales • Ruth McEnery Stuart

... "Tut, man," said Mr Ravenshaw, a little testily, "why drag in the subjects of the knoll and my Elsie to-night, of ...
— The Red Man's Revenge - A Tale of The Red River Flood • R.M. Ballantyne

... "Tut, tut, child! Don't give me any of your sauce, but just answer a straight question. Where did you get that bodice? It is singularly fine for a little girl like you. Where did you ...
— The Rebel of the School • Mrs. L. T. Meade

... "Tut, tut, child!" said the Duch-ess; "all things have a mor-al if you can but find it." And she squeezed up close to Al-ice's side as ...
— Alice in Wonderland - Retold in Words of One Syllable • J.C. Gorham

... "Tut, tut! Puss," said Father Gilder, who was smoking his pipe by the fire. "What! naughty on your birth-day? I thought you were going to be good always after this. I guess she's ...
— Seven Little People and their Friends • Horace Elisha Scudder

... "Tut!" cried Deschenaux, "you compare glowworms with evening stars, when you pretend to match Angelique des Meloises with the lady I propose to honor! I call for full brimmers—cardinal's hats—in honor of the belle of New France—the fair ...
— The Golden Dog - Le Chien d'Or • William Kirby

... "Tut, tut, never mind a little thing like that. I am sure that after all that we have gone through together, the House is quite agreed that a little thing like ...
— Moonbeams From the Larger Lunacy • Stephen Leacock

... Gis suenter, cur ilg Filg juven vet tut mess ansemel, scha til['a] 'l navent en uenna Terra dalunsch: a lou sfiget el tut sia Rauba cun viver ...
— A Handbook of the English Language • Robert Gordon Latham

... "Tut, tut!" said he, shaking his head as the boy finished, "this is a bad business. If I had not thought you were together somewhere, I would have been with you. I'm afraid your brother has got into bad company, which I should be sorry ...
— The Brother Clerks - A Tale of New-Orleans • Xariffa

... a pullet in her prime Clucking softly all the time. Presently the Captain spied One small scuttle open wide. "Cluck!" he said, and likewise. "Tut! ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, Feb. 12, 1919 • Various

... thousand pardons. It is a secret mission, is it not? Tut! Tut! I must not ask! You, too, are soldiers in a way. I must not talk about it. Forget that I have asked you. I am as silent as the graveyard. What is that delightful slang you have—remember it no more? Ah, I have blundered! Forget it! Now I have it! I shall forget it!" and, ...
— The Moving Picture Boys on the War Front - Or, The Hunt for the Stolen Army Films • Victor Appleton

... "Tut, tut, man," stretching himself negligently into a posture of greater ease, "an old soldier learns to take things as they come, without complaint; to extract sweets from every flower. Surely here is a rare rose we have uncovered blooming ...
— Prisoners of Chance - The Story of What Befell Geoffrey Benteen, Borderman, - through His Love for a Lady of France • Randall Parrish

... "Tut, tut! Rowena!" I replied. "I believe that I understand you, simple as I am myself, and you need not marry me at all. I understand you perfectly. You are just a fine young girl, out on almost your first vacation, with your Maw. It is the moon, Rowena. It is youth, Rowena, and the air of the hills. ...
— Maw's Vacation - The Story of a Human Being in the Yellowstone • Emerson Hough

... "Tut, tut, my dear! It sounds cruel, of course, but it is business, and it is being done every day; isn't ...
— The Silver Horde • Rex Beach

... anything. We don't find in this world the things we're looking for, Deering; we've got to be ready for surprises. I won't say that that's the girl who ran off with your bonds; all I can say is that she's as likely to be the one as any girl I can think of. Tut! Don't imagine I don't sympathize with you in your troubles; but forget them, that's the ticket. This will do for to-night. We'd better go back to ...
— The Madness of May • Meredith Nicholson

... "Tut! I say nothing of his incapacity. There are some men that can't rise even when 'tis a question of all Europe at war. But did you hear the light he made, or ...
— Nicky-Nan, Reservist • Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (Q)

... pressed to her chicken, the old man helped to his favourite and tender slice, the child to his tart. But not a fraction of a minute have we to bestow on any other person than ourselves; and the PRUT-PRUT—TUT-TUT of the guard's discordant note summons us to the coach, the weaker party having gone without their dinner, and the able-bodied and active threatened with indigestion, from having swallowed victuals like a ...
— Chronicles of the Canongate • Sir Walter Scott

... "Tut, tut! I'll hold un safe, ma'am," said the windmiller, who had all a man's dislike for shirking at the last moment what had once been decided upon; and, as the nurse afterwards expressed it, before she had ...
— Jan of the Windmill • Juliana Horatia Ewing

...Tut! They don’t all marry the sons of brewers,” I retorted. “You assured me once, while your affair with that Irish girl was on, that the short upper lip made Heaven seem possible, but unnecessary; then the next thing I knew she had shaken you for the bloated masher. ...
— The House of a Thousand Candles • Meredith Nicholson

... one view, he was followed successively by four kings, Ra saa ka khepru, Tut ankhamen, Ai, and Horemheb, in peaceable succession. But of late it has been thought that the last three were rival kings at Thebes; and that they upheld Amen in rivalry to Khuenaten and his successor, ...
— The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1 • Various

... "Tut, tut! You know how newspapers are. They don't pay in advance, and I can't pay you until they pay me. You'll probably have to wait until Saturday, for I'm a little out of practice on detective stuff. But I'll have this thing cleared ...
— Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories • Rex Beach

... the single gentleman, drawing the arm of Kit's mother more tightly through his own, for that good woman evidently had it in contemplation to run away. 'A right you little dream of. Mind, good people, if this fellow has been marrying a minor—tut, tut, that can't be. Where is the child you have here, my good fellow. You call ...
— The Old Curiosity Shop • Charles Dickens

... little one! Let us see what you can do." But when these last stooped to help the child, they found that all the Nothing had been used up (and that is why there is none of it about to-day). So the little fellow began to cry, but they, to comfort him, said: "Tut, lad! tut! do not cry; do your best with this bit of mud. It will ...
— On Nothing & Kindred Subjects • Hilaire Belloc

... "Tut, tut! we'll see about that. It was not the money I was thinking about, but of losing our Sunday; the horses are tired, and I am ...
— Black Beauty • Anna Sewell

... 'Tut, Mary, never mind. Everyone has her fortune told some time in her life, and you can't have a good one without paying. I think, Mary, we must be near ...
— Uncle Silas - A Tale of Bartram-Haugh • J.S. Le Fanu

... MISS JAY. Tut, that's what people follow when they're free: A bridegroom follows nothing but his bride.— No, my sweet Anna, ponder, I entreat: You, reared in comfort ...
— Love's Comedy • Henrik Ibsen

... "Tut, tut! what can you expect to learn from a mere lad like him?—when he saw her only for an instant! Just wait; I will find out all about this nameless gentleman ...
— The Nameless Castle • Maurus Jokai

... "Tut! Tut! I won't have you talk like that!" interrupted Theron, with a swift and smart assumption of authority. "Such talk isn't sensible, and it isn't good. I ...
— The Damnation of Theron Ware • Harold Frederic

... my "onerous duties" and so on and so on—tut, tut! talk that gets nowhere. But he did say, quite sincerely, I think, that my frankness called forth frankness and avoided misunderstanding; for he has said that to ...
— The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume II • Burton J. Hendrick

... with you of late? It's getting so I can't trust you to do anything any more. Tut, tut! Not a peep out of you, sir. Now then, answer me: Why didn't you tell me, Skinner, that the Narcissus was to call ...
— Cappy Ricks Retires • Peter B. Kyne

... "Tut, tut! Don't exaggerate. I needed a man the worst kind of way—a man I could keep for at least six months. What do you think ...
— The Ragged Edge • Harold MacGrath

... Peace. And then the War Sent me to learn within a hutment What martial duties held in store And what a sergeant-major's "Tut" meant; ...
— Punch, 1917.07.04, Vol. 153, Issue No. 1 • Various

... "Tut, Roddy! you can stay here if you are afraid. I won't be more than a minute. There's no use going on a ghost hunt unless—Great Lord, there's ...
— Rodney Stone • Arthur Conan Doyle

... "Tut! tut! chile!" exclaimed Betty, "she ain't seen notin', nor hearn notin'. She only 'spects something. Dat's all. She wants to fine out who hab cut and make my gownd. But she won't nebber know. Dat's sartin. I'll ...
— Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Written by Herself • Harriet Jacobs (AKA Linda Brent)

... never could say, for here the poor thing's eyes filled with tears; and Lady Drum crying out "Tut, tut! none of this nonsense," pulled her away by the sleeve, and went upstairs. But little Lady Fanny walked boldly up to me, and held me out her little hand, and gave mine such a squeeze and said, ...
— The History of Samuel Titmarsh - and the Great Hoggarty Diamond • William Makepeace Thackeray

... "Tut-tut!" says I. "I suppose, when you two had your heads together so close, he was rehearsin' one of his speeches to you—the kind he makes ...
— The House of Torchy • Sewell Ford

... protect yourself, I'll do it for you. I'd like to know more about the mysterious Mr. Tod Hunter, American, and I do wish, for your own sake, you'd do the same. I wouldn't care if you married King Tut, so long as you knew all about him. People just don't marry strangers; not if they're smart. For God's ...
— Each Man Kills • Victoria Glad

... "Tut, tut, Dame," saith the other officer (Sir Thomas, it seemed to me, enjoyed the scene, and rather wished to prolong it, but this other was of softer metal), "take not on where is no cause, I pray you. The little ones ...
— In Convent Walls - The Story of the Despensers • Emily Sarah Holt

... "Tut, tut, boy!" said he, presently, with a very grave look. "Have ye forgotten the tatters that were as a badge of honour an' success? Weeks ago I planned to find thee better garments, but, on me word, ...
— Darrel of the Blessed Isles • Irving Bacheller

... tried, the blacker grew the peat she was blowing at. It would indeed blaze up at her breath, but the moment she brought the candle near it to catch the flame, it grew black, and each time blacker than before. 'Tut! give me the candle,' cried the farmer, springing out of bed; 'I will light it for you!' But as he stretched out his hand to take it, the woman disappeared, and he saw that the fire was dead out. 'Here's ...
— What's Mine's Mine • George MacDonald

... PETER. Tut, tut, boy, why shouldn't she? you're young and wouldn't be ill-favoured either, had God or thy mother given thee another face. Aren't you one of Prince Maraloffski's gamekeepers; and haven't you got a good grass farm, and the best cow in the village? What ...
— Vera - or, The Nihilists • Oscar Wilde

... down in irregular curves and circles. You follow at an angle so steep your feet seem to be holding you back in your seat. Now the black Maltese crosses on the German's wings stand out clearly. You think of him as some sort of big bug. Then you hear the rapid tut-tut-tut of his machine gun. The man that dived ahead of you becomes mixed up with the topmost German. He is so close it looks as if he had hit the enemy machine. You hear the staccato barking of his mitrailleuse and see him pass from under ...
— Flying for France • James R. McConnell

... 'Relative, relative—tut, tut. Ah! I see you are Henderson's nephew. Well, judging from his experience, relatives are like to ...
— Bristol Bells - A Story of the Eighteenth Century • Emma Marshall

... "O, tut!" said she. "You get along well enough. You like one another full as well as could be expected, only you ain't constituted similar, that's all. She's great for turning off, and going ahead, and she ain't got much patience. Such folks never has. You ...
— The Other Girls • Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney

... "Dead!" I exclaimed. "Tut, tut, my darling; you must not give way to such morbid fancies—he is very well, I see him breathing;" and so saying, I went over to the bed where our little boy was lying. He was slumbering; though it seemed to me very heavily, and ...
— J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 4 • Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

... "Tut, tut, Janet, as if we should leave you here, in the hands of the Bairds, without making an effort to free you! Now, come along, dear. Be very careful how you walk, till we get down to the bottom. It is pretty steep and, if you were to set a stone rolling, we might have them after us, in no ...
— Both Sides the Border - A Tale of Hotspur and Glendower • G. A. Henty

... "Tut, man! you are as foolish yourself," said Simon. "Here we are with our work in hand, and yet you must needs fall out with me on our way to it. I say nothing against your master save that he hath the way of his fellows who follow ...
— Sir Nigel • Arthur Conan Doyle

... is that three or four who understand mountaineering, and work together and trust each other, go up and down places that would be impassable to the unskilful. Hah! we are getting to the top of this slope. Tut, tut! cutting again. ...
— The Crystal Hunters - A Boy's Adventures in the Higher Alps • George Manville Fenn

... "'Tut, tut!' said the governor smartly; 'you haven't it well, Mr. Fawdor; it goes this way,' and he went on to set me right. His nephew at that stepped in, and, with a little disdainful laugh at me, made some galling gibe at my 'distinguished learning.' I ...
— The Judgment House • Gilbert Parker

... Will Satan care whether you be a peasant, or a star-and-garter gentleman? Tut, tut! in my office I know nothing about gentlemen. There are plenty of gentlemen with Beelzebub; and they will ring all eternity for a drop of water, and never find a servant to ...
— The Squire of Sandal-Side - A Pastoral Romance • Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

... "Tut, tut, tut!" ejaculated the lieutenant; "back water, my lads! We are doing no good here. It is impossible to see ...
— The Black Bar • George Manville Fenn

... "Tut, tut!" laughed the Colonel in spite of himself; "you mustn't have such thoughts. Those are a baby's ...
— Jimbo - A Fantasy • Algernon Blackwood

... "Tut! it quite blinds one!" says the mamma of Sophonisba. Christofle's window is startling. It is heaped to the top with a mound of plated spoons and forks. They glitter in the light so fiercely that the eye cannot bear ...
— The Cockaynes in Paris - 'Gone abroad' • Blanchard Jerrold

... you great calf! Well, other people think about their 'mithers,' but they don't go on blubbering when they've got some potatoes to wash. Hullo! Tut, tut, tut! They'll have to go overboard. Here, take these from close by the stove. Those others ...
— Steve Young • George Manville Fenn

... "Tut! Tut I What terrible ways we're getting into, just when I'm proposing the place as a rest-cure. How do you feel, Miss Godden, being the only ...
— Joanna Godden • Sheila Kaye-Smith

... Tut, sir, no risk. I'll warrant none here will recognise you. You make a brave Yeoman, sir! So— this ruff is too high; so— and the sword should hang thus. Here is your halbert, sir; carry it thus. The Yeomen come. Now, remember, you are my ...
— The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan - The 14 Gilbert And Sullivan Plays • William Schwenk Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

... "Tut," said Philip, good-naturedly, "it is the Christmas season, man, and a Sunday. We will not quarrel as to the ...
— The Truce of God • Mary Roberts Rinehart

... a thing like that—and pay for it; but what else can be said? What do the violets wild, the dandelion, the ruby-breasted robin, and the lilac-laden atmosphere and other features all do, I'd like to know? What one of many verbs—oh, tut! Poetry very evidently is not in my line, after all. I'll turn the vials ...
— The Booming of Acre Hill - And Other Reminiscences of Urban and Suburban Life • John Kendrick Bangs

... "Tut, tut! I am not saying he wasn't a good man. I am only saying that, good or bad, it was no business of mine; and then nothing will do but I must send for the boy and put him in my business. And a nice mess he made of it—an idler, more careless apprentice, no cloth merchant, ...
— The Bravest of the Brave - or, with Peterborough in Spain • G. A. Henty

... "Tut, tut, child! Where did you get that notion?" asked Mr. Martel, peeling an orange with his little fingers gracefully extended. "Harold Phipps is years older than Nellie. He is interested solely in her professional career. He has a lovely, detached ...
— Quin • Alice Hegan Rice

... "Tut! tut! tut! Hoity toity! but she is in a temper, is she, my lady? Well a good thing too. Your saints are insipid unless they can call up a spice of the devil on occasion! Oh, don't you be afraid of me, child. I've known all ...
— The Sign Of The Red Cross • Evelyn Everett-Green

... 'Tut, the clack of them! Steadily! Steadily! Aye, as you say, sir, they're little ones still; One long reach should open it readily, Round by St. Helens and under ...
— Songs of Action • Arthur Conan Doyle

... couldst ride her, lad? She will have no burden but mine. Thou couldst never ride her. Tut! I would be ...
— Lorna Doone - A Romance of Exmoor • R. D. Blackmore

... in a proper modesty about one's attainments, but it is necessary that the attainments should be generally recognized first. It was admirable in STEPHENSON to have said (as I am sure he did), when they congratulated him on his first steam-engine, "Tut-tut, it's nothing;" but he could only say this so long as the others were in a position to offer the congratulations. In order to place you in that position I must let you know how extraordinarily well I played the pianola. ...
— Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, November 25, 1914 • Various

... in his most awful voice, "it's a constant source of amazement to me why I refrain from firing you. You say Andrews has never been tested. Why hasn't he been tested? Why are we maintaining untested material in this shop, anyhow? Eh? Answer me that. Tut, tut, tut! Not a peep out of you, sir. If you had done your Christian duty, you would have taken a year's vacation when lumber was selling itself in 1919 and 1920, and you would have left Andrews sitting in at your desk to see the sort of stuff ...
— The Go-Getter • Peter B. Kyne

... in the least. [Imagines he sees Ballarat.] Ballarat! dear old boy! Tut! tut! Ballarat! Well, this is kind. But I can't be ...
— Standard Selections • Various

... "Tut, tut. Fair and softly, my son, or more haste may be worse speed. Methought ye had somewhat to ...
— The Armourer's Prentices • Charlotte Mary Yonge

... "Tut-tut, mother—what's the use of carrying on so? To be sure I am your son, in flesh and blood, and just the same as ever, only changed a little for the better. But where's the use in crying? I reckon I am not going to die, that you should take on ...
— Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII No. 6 June 1848 • Various

... mean. They've got another kind of car called the Partridge," explained Bones. "Why, it's one of the best in the market. I thought of buying one myself. And to think that I put you off that Company! Tut, tut! Anyway, dear old man," he said, brightening up, "most of the good fish is in the sea, and it only goes bad when it comes out of the sea. Have you ever noticed that, ...
— Bones in London • Edgar Wallace

... the jus nocendi was taken away, yet that was no good reason why the Chorus should entirely cease. M. Dacier mistakes the matter. Le choeur se tut ignominuesement, parce-que la hi reprimasa licence, et que ce sut, a proprement parler, la hi qui le bannit; ce qu' Horace regarde comme une espece de sietrissure. Properly speaking, the law only abolished the abuse of the chorus. The ignominy lay in dropping ...
— The Art Of Poetry An Epistle To The Pisos - Q. Horatii Flacci Epistola Ad Pisones, De Arte Poetica. • Horace

... "Tut, tut, sir I thought you'd know me better nor that. Proud I'd be any day to do anything for Mrs Trevor's nephew, let alone a young gentleman like you. Well, then, let me drive you, sir, in my little ...
— Eric, or Little by Little • Frederic W. Farrar

... "Tut! man," said Bolton, "make the best of it, thy mother's father was but a tailor, old Overstitch of Holderness—Why, what! because thou art a misproud bird, and despiseth thine own natural lineage, and rufflest in unpaid silks and velvets, and ...
— The Monastery • Sir Walter Scott

... ignominious.[562] On her examination, she declared herself innocent; the details of what passed are unknown; only she told Sir William Kingston that she was cruelly handled at Greenwich with the king's council; "and that the Duke of Norfolk, in answer to her defence, had said, 'Tut, tut, tut,' shaking his head three or four times."[563] The other prisoners were then examined; not Brereton, it would seem, but Smeton, who must have been brought down from the Tower, and Sir Henry Norris, and Sir ...
— History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II. • James Anthony Froude

... "Tut, tut!" murmured the other. "Never start anything, Clint, you can't finish. Right wheel, march! Oh, dear, Penny is at it again! And I had ...
— Left Tackle Thayer • Ralph Henry Barbour

... "Tut, uncle!" said the young man impatiently. "I am a soldier of the king's, and I am willing to let the black gown and the white surplice settle these matters between them. Let me live in honour and die in my duty, and I am content to wait to ...
— The Refugees • Arthur Conan Doyle

... "Tut! he's always in earnest for as long as it lasts; go home to your family and to-morrow go about your ...
— Hidden Hand • Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth

... "Tut, tut, Em! don't talk so gloomily. Do you know of any one, now, who has been hired to put me to death?" said ...
— The Garies and Their Friends • Frank J. Webb

... finds that his stock of medicine is low. "Tut!" says he, "we'll turn no hair gray for that." So up he calls the bold Captain Richards, the commander of his consort the Revenge sloop, and bids him take Mr. Marks (one of his prisoners), and go up to Charleston and get the medicine. There was no task ...
— Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates • Howard I. Pyle

... pointed out the omissions that have occurred here, perhaps owing to Rusticiano's not properly catching the foreign terms applied to the various grades. In the G. Text the passage runs: "Et sachies que les cent mille est apelle un Tut (read tuc) et les dix mille un Toman, et les por milier et por centenier et por desme." In Pauthier's (uncorrected) text one of the missing words is supplied: "Et appellent les C.M. un Tuc; et les X.M. un Toman; et un millier Guz por centenier et por disenier." ...
— The Travels of Marco Polo Volume 1 • Marco Polo and Rustichello of Pisa

... "Tut, tut!" he exclaimed, "money is not plentiful at Court just now; nevertheless you will be amply rewarded. Come with me, I have a word for you," and he ...
— My Sword's My Fortune - A Story of Old France • Herbert Hayens

... "Tut, tut!" said the Bishop. "The customs of a church cannot be set aside to accommodate a child's flower-bed. You'll find other things to please you in Redding, Mistress Mary. Come, come, dry your eyes. Your father's daughter should not set ...
— Nine Little Goslings • Susan Coolidge

... Orl. Tut, in thosse Fortune did never medle: honor there Served in her person, not by substytute. Instead of which pore blessinge not a day Hathe hapned synce without some mysserye. Wheres now my hope of byrthrighte, where all Fraunce? Drownd in the cradle of a chamber groome. And now, just now, ...
— A Collection of Old English Plays, Vol. III • Various

... South Sea, and they were continually repeating the word chercau, which we imagined to be a term expressing admiration, by the manner in which it was uttered: They also cried out, when they saw any thing new, Cher, tut, tut, tut, tut! which probably had a similar signification. Their canoe was not above ten feel long, and very narrow, but it was fitted with an outrigger, much like those of the islands, though in every respect very much inferior: When it was in shallow water, they set ...
— A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 13 • Robert Kerr

... "Tut, tut!" Captain Vere laughed. "Here are young cockerels, Allen; what think you of these for soldiers to stand against the ...
— By England's Aid or The Freeing of the Netherlands (1585-1604) • G.A. Henty

... "Tut, tut," said the old gentleman, with English heartiness. "We have a big, rambling old house. You can have your quarters there. When you become bored you can retreat to them. You shall have a key and go and come when you please. We should all be hurt were not ...
— The Wedge of Gold • C. C. Goodwin

... "Tut, tut! No, no, my dear, that sort of thing will not do." He looked at her in silence for some time. "Perhaps, my dear," said he at last, ...
— The Magnificent Adventure - Being the Story of the World's Greatest Exploration and - the Romance of a Very Gallant Gentleman • Emerson Hough

... "Tut, tut, tut! Why, what on earth's the matter with my little woman?" asked the doctor, bending down over her as they were walking home. "It isn't like you, Nell, to be censorious. What's she been doing?—making ...
— 'Laramie;' - or, The Queen of Bedlam. • Charles King

... in the most dreadful danger. I'm saving you. If you don't use your conversion with discretion it may land you in prison. Take my advice, and be silent first and converted afterwards. Good morning. Tut-tut!" He stopped the outflow of her alarmed gratitude. "Didn't I advise you to be ...
— Mr. Prohack • E. Arnold Bennett

... shore!" exclaimed the squire. "Tut-tut! What am I doin'? My mind is drappin' loose like seed-ticks from a shumake bush. Tooby shore, it's the Mathis lot. Mr. Wooderd, Mr. Poteet—Mr. Poteet, Mr. Wooderd; lem me make ...
— Mingo - And Other Sketches in Black and White • Joel Chandler Harris

... such is not the fact. I've seen the owner crank her until his backbone comes unjointed, without getting any response whatsoever. And then, just when he is about to succumb to hate and overexertion, the thing says tut-tut reprovingly—and then gives one tired pish and a low mournful tush and coughs about a pint of warm gasoline into his face and dies as dead as Jesse James. I've seen her do that time and time again; but if she ever does start, the only way to stop her is to steer ...
— Cobb's Bill-of-Fare • Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb

... "Tut!" exclaimed the hag, "you have lost your senses on a sudden. I do not want your daughter. But come away, or Mother Demdike will ...
— The Lancashire Witches - A Romance of Pendle Forest • William Harrison Ainsworth

... say he's gwine have me another house built before spring. And it'll be a lot mo' fixy than my ol' house—yes, sir! Wait till my Sneezer comes home and sees it—Tut, tut! He ain't ...
— Six Little Bunkers at Mammy June's • Laura Lee Hope

... for little boys to hang onto young gentlemen's coat tails —but never mind him, Washington, he's full of spirits and don't mean any harm. Children will be children, you know. Take the chair next to Mrs. Sellers, Washington—tut, tut, Marie Antoinette, let your brother have the fork if he wants it, you ...
— The Gilded Age, Part 2. • Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) and Charles Dudley Warner

... "Tut! tut! tut! I am not such a good fellow as you think. I am not frightened of blood, and that I have proved already, though it would be useless to tell you how and where. But I had no necessity to prove it to her, for she knows that I am capable of a good many things; ...
— Selected Writings of Guy de Maupassant • Guy de Maupassant

... "Tut, tut! I been told I got an awfully feminine nature. A girl of my type is bound to have ...
— The Wrong Twin • Harry Leon Wilson

... "Tut, tut! we will see to that. There be many cunning fashions of hiding money, and we are used to such tales as yours. Where is your ...
— The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn - A Story of the Days of the Gunpowder Plot • Evelyn Everett-Green

... "Tut!" returned her companion; "I answer for the result. Have I not chosen you from thirty? Go; but be wary of the Prince. I cannot think what cursed accident has brought him here to-night. As if there were not a dozen balls in Paris better worth his notice ...
— New Arabian Nights • Robert Louis Stevenson

... that when the bird Took in the situation, He said one brief, emphatic word, Unfit for publication. The fox was greatly startled, but He only sighed and answered "Tut!" ...
— The Home Book of Verse, Vol. 4 (of 4) • Various

... "Tut," said he, wrenching himself violently away from the benign influence, "it was not to sympathize with Hector, but to conquer with Achilles, that Alexander of Macedon kept Homer under his pillow. Such should be the use of books ...
— The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 5, No. 1, January, 1852 • Various

... "Tut! Julian, you are a bad combatant. If you must make way with a man," the Maccabee advised, "stab him in the back. It is sure—for you. Ha! Is ...
— The City of Delight - A Love Drama of the Siege and Fall of Jerusalem • Elizabeth Miller

... "Tut-tut, Rachel fach," said Dai. "Right you are, and right and wrong is Evan Roberts. Books I should have. Trust I give and trust I take. ...
— My Neighbors - Stories of the Welsh People • Caradoc Evans

... "Pshaws" and long "Tut-tuts" Proceeded from that concourse dense, And "Nuts," they wailed, "we want more nuts— More nuts at less expense!" Till Mr. Ambrose Kilo came And hushed the ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, June 18, 1919 • Various

... Tara laughed at him, as she often had done in the past, he always protested with a sort of throaty beginning of a growl, which was not so much really a growl as an equivalent for the sound humans make and describe as "Tut, tut!" or "Tsh, tsh!" Finn did not again bark at a flying house or tree; but, though the whole experience interested him very much, he was greatly puzzled by some of the phenomena ...
— Finn The Wolfhound • A. J. Dawson

... "Tut, tut, tut," he cried, "what a fool I am to be sure! I ought to have cut John, not Jack. However, it don't signify. Nobody ever called me John, that I recollect. So I dare say I was christened Jack. Deuce take ...
— Jack Sheppard - A Romance • William Harrison Ainsworth

... her standing near him on the picket fence under his tree. There were not more than three pickets between them, and she was expostulating earnestly, with flirting tail and jerking wings, and with loud "tut! tut's," and "he! he's!" she managed to be very eloquent. Had he driven her from his nest? and was she complaining? I could only guess. The kingbird did not reply to her, but when she flew he followed, and she did not cease telling him what she thought of him as she ...
— Little Brothers of the Air • Olive Thorne Miller

... "Tut!" cried Ben Aboo. "A famine in my bashalic! Let no man dare to say so. The whining dogs are preying upon your simpleness, mistress Israel. You poor old grandmother! I always suspected," he added, facing about upon his attendants, "I always suspected that I was served by ...
— The Scapegoat • Hall Caine

... was not, however, to be quite so easily surrendered as they appeared to imagine. "Tut! tut!" exclaimed Mr. Flint bluntly—"this may be mere practice. Who knows how ...
— The Experiences of a Barrister, and Confessions of an Attorney • Samuel Warren

... Tut, tut! I'm not angry at my son, and you oughtn't to be angry at yours: if they're in love, they're ...
— Amphitryo, Asinaria, Aulularia, Bacchides, Captivi • Plautus Titus Maccius

... fancies you have found in books. My child, there was never a book yet that held a sensible view of love, and I hope you will pay no attention to what they say. As for waiting until you can't live without a man before you marry him—tut-tut! the only necessary question is to ascertain if you can possibly live with him. There is a great deal of sentiment talked in life, my dear, and very little lived—and my experience of the world has shown me that one man is likely to make quite as good a husband as another—provided ...
— The Deliverance; A Romance of the Virginia Tobacco Fields • Ellen Glasgow

... "Tut, tut!" said Josiah Brooks, his face frowning like a storm-cloud over the hills of Donegal. "If such is indeed the case, an ...
— The O'Ruddy - A Romance • Stephen Crane

... "Tut-tut, Your Ladyship; that won't do! I swore on my Bible oath to the maharajah that I left you day before yesterday closely guarded in the palace across the river. He felt easy for the first time for a week. Now, because they're afraid for their skins, the guard ...
— Guns of the Gods • Talbot Mundy

... and sometimes with a fierce eagerness that almost frightened the boy; and sometimes he frowned, and said under his breath, "Tut, tut, that will not do!" but oftener he laughed without a sound, nodding his head in time to the lilting tune, and seeming vastly pleased with Nick, the singing, and last, but ...
— Master Skylark • John Bennett

... attendants of Sir James were meantime apparently uttering some remonstrance, to which he lightly replied, 'Tut, Nigel; it will do thine heart good to hew down a minion of Albany. What were I worth could I not strike a blow against so foul a wrong to my own orphan kindred? Brewster, I'll answer it to thy master. These are his ...
— The Caged Lion • Charlotte M. Yonge

... of the Oedipus at Colonos, or Lear—and here eight supplementary verses have anti-climaxed this masterpiece to the level of a boys' novel. "Also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before," &c., &c. Tut-tut! Job's human nature had sustained a laceration that ...
— Such is Life • Joseph Furphy

... "Tut, tut, tut, my dear sir. Pray don't say a word. I have only given her my spare state-room. Mr. Charles will take you to the ward-room, we can talk afterward. Meanwhile, I shall have your belongings got on board, and then, I suppose, we had better ...
— Mr. Fortescue • William Westall

... Tut, man, they waste their strength upon their lungs! People who shout so loud, my lords, do nothing; The only men I fear are silent men. [A yell from the people.] You see, Lord Cardinal, how my people love me. [Another yell.] Go, Petrucci, And tell the ...
— The Duchess of Padua • Oscar Wilde

... "Tut, tut! Stop that noise; I haven't scolded you. On the contrary, I sent for you in the hope that you might always be able to put out your tongue at that boy. Sophia, dry your eyes and attend, please. Would you like ...
— The Blue Pavilions • Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

... "Tut, tut. Please don't. It is going to be a very warm day. I really can't go into any argument. Take my word, you will marry soon; or if you don't, you will reverse all the known horoscopes of the family. That, ...
— The Law of the Land • Emerson Hough

... "Tut, tut, child; now you want to argue. That opens up a very large field for discussion, and little girls have no business arguing. Run away into the garden and play with Peter or Silky, or both, for both dearly love an excuse ...
— Hunter's Marjory - A Story for Girls • Margaret Bruce Clarke

... "Tut, tut," he continued. "We of the Fatherland know. Have we not proof? Our "Berliner Tageblatt" tells us so. We have no quarrel with the colonial people. Our hate is for England alone; and when this war is over and we have England ...
— The Sequel - What the Great War will mean to Australia • George A. Taylor

... "Tut!" said Doctor Williams, almost out of patience. "I do not depend upon the words of Miss Day and her friends, although I hold their veracity to be above question; I had Doctor Day's dying words to the same effect. And he mentioned the existing betrothal as the very reason why Clara should ...
— Capitola the Madcap • Emma D. E. N. Southworth

... fool,' says he, for he had that consaited way wid him—thinkin' himself cleverer nor any one else—'tut, you fool,' says he, 'that's France,' ...
— Stories of Comedy • Various

... "Tut, tut; we have solved some worse problems. At least we have plenty of material, if we can only use it. Come, then, and, having exhausted the Palmer, let us see what the Dunlop with the patched cover has ...
— The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Magazine Edition • Arthur Conan Doyle

... contradictory utterances. He felt the ignominy of our country's being at such a depth. He knew Germany too well to suppose that she could be deterred by President Wilson's messages. He saw something comic in shaking a long fore-finger and saying, "Tut, tut! I shall consider being very harsh, if you commit these outrages three more times.." To shake your fist at all, and then to shake your finger, seemed to Roosevelt almost imbecile. Cut off from serving the cause of American patriotism in ...
— Theodore Roosevelt; An Intimate Biography, • William Roscoe Thayer

... "Tut, lad! When was Anton ever afraid of the night or the dark? Indeed, some tell me that he loves it better than the light. The Scripture tells why. Will you go or not? And will you do ...
— Dorothy's Travels • Evelyn Raymond

... "Tut! Tut! We needn't worry yet! Take my word for it when some particular young man comes along she'll ...
— The Laughing Prince - Jugoslav Folk and Fairy Tales • Parker Fillmore

... disgrace; it was washing day, and he had eaten a piece of soap. And presently in a basket of clean clothes, we found another dirty little pig—"Tchut, tut, tut! whichever is this?" grunted Aunt Pettitoes. Now all the pig family are pink, or pink with black spots, but this pig child was smutty black all over; when it had been popped into a tub, it proved ...
— The Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter • Beatrix Potter

... "Tut tut!" said he. "But we must take care, too, that our little woman's life is not all consumed in care ...
— Bleak House • Charles Dickens

... heart, and the thought of the unmerited happiness that had become mine a fortnight earlier again won the mastery in me. In Stettin I found drinking, gambling friends. William Ramin took occasion to say, apropos of a remark about reading the Bible, "Tut! In Reinfeld I'd speak like that, too, if I were in your place, but to believe you can impose on your oldest acquaintances is amusing." I found my sister very well and full of joy about you and me. She wrote to you, I think, before she received your letter. ...
— The German Classics of The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Vol. X. • Kuno Francke

... "Tut, tut!" said the officer, and then he looked at Dan closely, and then he looked at Kasia, and then he took off his helmet and scratched his head. "See here, now," he said, finally, "I'll call headquarters, if you say so—but if you are ...
— The Destroyer - A Tale of International Intrigue • Burton Egbert Stevenson

... over,'—he unlocked the cashbox—'here are ten guineas, which I will ask you to accept from me. We won't call it a gift; we will call it an acknowledgement for the extra pains you have put into teaching my son. Tut, man!' said he, as I protested. 'Harry has told us all about that. I assure you the youngster came near to wearying us, last holiday, ...
— Poison Island • Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (Q)



Words linked to "Tut" :   utter, emit, let loose, let out



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