cried Porthos, who had a great inclination to vent his ill-humor on somebody.
For the rest, he did not lack humor.
There is a flourishing subgenre of these called `computer filks', written by hackers and often containing rather sophisticated technical humor.
We may secure humor by introducing into our writing the slightest possible exaggeration which will result in the slightest possible incongruity.
Galley beasts from Daring Dream joined the Otters tending the cooking fires and the preparations proceeded with joking good humor.
Evidently Brack was a man who wanted humoring; it was humiliating, but he must go through with it.
SAW HUMOR IN EVERYTHING.
Lincoln did, and the author hopes that the stories at which he laughed will continue to furnish laughter to all who appreciate good humor, with a moral point and spiced with that true philosophy bred in those who live close to nature and to the people around them.
The two men looked at each other—the Governor desperately earnest, and the President masking his humor behind the gravest exterior.
He used to relate two stories to show, he said, that neither death nor danger could quench the grim humor of the American soldier:“A soldier of the Army of the Potomac was being carried to the rear of battle with both legs shot off, who, seeing a pie-woman, called out, ‘Say, old lady, are them pies sewed or pegged?’
For nearly an hour she lived in unaccustomed delight, as she listened to the merry badinage of this group of educated city dwellers and, although it was something new to her, her quick mind soon realized that Philip was a most entertaining conversationalist, with a wit like a rapier which flashed and touched, but never hurt, and that Donald, in his slower way, possessed a dry humor which she had not suspected.
He never fears to use humor, and it is always very simple and obvious and effective.
This observation from the Hindu scriptures is not without discerning humor.
He threw them on the table without looking at them, so sure was he of victory; d’Artagnan turned aside to conceal his ill humor.
It is self-evident that joke, witticism, comedy, are excluded from the courtroom, but if somebody has actually introduced real, genuine humor by way of the dry form of his testimony, without having crossed in a single word the permissible limit, he may, not rarely, narrate a very serious story so as to reduce its dangerous aspect to a minimum.