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  • …of great monetary value (precious stone, valuable adhesive or impressed postage stamps (7 schilling, mauve, imperforate, Hamburg, 1866: 4 pence, rose, blue paper, perforate, Great Britain, 1855: 1 franc, stone, official, rouletted, diagonal surcharge, Luxemburg, 1878), antique dynastical ring, unique relic) in unusual repositories or by unusual means: from the air (dropped by an eagle in flight), by fire (amid the carbonised remains of an incendiated edifice), in the sea (amid flotsam,…

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  • Straight at the man he launched his one hundred and forty pounds of fury, surcharged with the pent passion of two days and nights.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • The very atmosphere he breathed was surcharged with hatred and malice, and this but served to increase the hatred and malice within him.
    Jack London  --  White Fang

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