Sentences you never expected to read #3984: “I say, Tom,” cried East, having hit on a new idea, “don’t you remember, when we were in the upper fourth, and old Momus caught me construing off the leaf of a crib which I’d torn out and put in my book, and which would float out on the floor; he sent me up to be flogged for it.” Tom Brown’s School-Days by “an Old Boy”, 1892 edn, p265 (‘Harry East’s Dilemmas and Deliverances’)