It appeared to me that the eggs from which young Insurers were hatched were incubated in dust and heat, like the eggs of ostriches, judging from the places to which those incipient giants repaired on a Monday morning.
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She dealt with her problem with alcohol while it was still in an incipient state.
WILLY [stopping the incipient argument, to HAPPY]: