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  • Pretending to read a smeary newspaper long out of date, which had nothing half so legible in its local news, as the foreign matter of coffee, pickles, fish sauces, gravy, melted butter, and wine with which it was sprinkled all over, as if it had taken the measles in a highly irregular form, I sat at my table while he stood before the fire.

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  • She never received a measles vaccination, so we’ll have to wait 8 to 12 days to find out if she caught it.
  • Mother began to be afraid that he might be sickening for measles, when suddenly he sat up in bed and said: ’I hate gruel — I hate barley water — I hate bread and milk.’
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children

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