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It was amazing how Jynx could simultaneously make a compliment and deliver a set-down.

Then they grinned at each other, and in the way of close friends, Carly knew they were both reliving Wolfs cool-voiced set-down to Julie-Ann.

Alas, he hadn't been able to pursue his military studies at any length, since his time had been taken up with selling wool in London, where he'd won a bronze medal for his wares - and here he pulled it from his pocket, chuckling that it had been some set-down for the smart Londoners, a poor rustic Yankee winning their prize.

George said behind his immaculate white-gloved hand to Mackles, a young footman who had just received a blistering set-down from a usually polite, calm master.