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  • Tuberculosis, lunacy, war and mendicancy must now cease.
  • Mendicancy: that of the fraudulent bankrupt with negligible assets paying 1s.

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  • Suddenly I was stabbed with alarm, sensing an unholy and unnatural presence of flapping vulturous black, until I realized in an instant that the two mendicant nuns had blundered into the wrong facility.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I dared to put off the mendicant — to resume my natural manner and character.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre

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