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A Tale of Two Cities
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  • In both, there were several knots of loungers, squalid and miserable, but now with a manifest sense of power enthroned on their distress.
  • Those who had been greedy with the staves of the cask, had acquired a tigerish smear about the mouth; and one tall joker so besmirched, his head more out of a long squalid bag of a nightcap than in it, scrawled upon a wall with his finger dipped in muddy wine-lees—BLOOD.

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  • a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town
  • squalid living conditions

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