I'll give any man a dollar that can ride me straight up, by cripes!
But what's gittin' to worry me, by cripes, is all this here war-talk about Injuns.
I hate to insult any of 'em, by cripes, by namin' yuh after 'em.
The way I'd have of puttin' them sheep on the run wouldn't be slow, by cripes!
Then, after a kind of dazed once-over of the raft, fore-and-aft: “By cripes, the kid is gone!”
We'll give him a taste uh what we was talkin' about comm' over, by cripes!
You apologize fer that, by cripes, er I'll kill yuh the longest way I know.
I'm willin' to throw in the other three—and the dawgs, too, by cripes!
And, by cripes, he nailed their durned hides on his stable-door, too!
They used to order sheepherders like they did woolsacks, by cripes!
Christ •A euphemistic form: Cripes, what a rotten deal (1910+)