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.