One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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- ‘You don't regard yourself as a smooth-tongued rogue but I do.’
- ‘More plausible and quick-witted was a smooth-tongued operator who employed the alias ‘Ethelbert Louis Hector Alfred, Baron de Richemont’.’
- ‘Deliciously charming or incredibly irritating, depending on your point of view, he is always ready with smooth-tongued flattery, eyes innocently beaming behind his spectacles.’
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