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or more rarely: appearing old
even more rarely: covered with fine whitish hairs or down
- I had not seen a coal fire, since I had left England three years ago: though many a wood fire had I watched, as it crumbled into hoary ashes, and mingled with the feathery heap upon the hearth, which not inaptly figured to me, in my despondency, my own dead hopes.Chapters 58-60 (55% in)
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