But the wives don’t travel with the band ‘cept on special occasions.
A brack man's nebber a fool 'cept when he's coaxed to run away from a good master, sah!
God help us, for I don't see any safety for this country 'cept Judge Lynch.
He always has one or two boys and girls 'long with him; says nothin' ain't honest, no more, 'cept chil'ren and dogs.
I counted every time, and everybody had four cookies 'cept Tommy.
I never noticed nothing 'bout 'er 'cept the pink rose in 'er button-'ole.
None o' the arstocky does, 'cept when they struts on Piccadilly.
I can't really sing anything, Faith says, 'cept the tune the old cow died on.
For Skipper Bill hadn't much trust in any man 'cept hisself.
"The kid's lost her father, lost most everything 'cept her dawg," he said to Mormon.