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Definitiondifficult to get a hold of
(mentally such as a memory or description; or externally such as an achievement or physical capture)
- It was very hard, but I turned back, though with a heavy heart, and began laboriously and methodically to plod over the same tedious ground at a snail's pace; stopping to examine minutely every speck in the way, on all sides, and making the most desperate efforts to know these elusive characters by sight wherever I met them.Chapters 37-39 (23% in)
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