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Henry IV, Part 2
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  • I do remember him at Clement’s Inn like a man made after supper of a cheese-paring: when a’ was naked, he was, for all the world, like a fork’d radish, with a head fantastically carved upon it with a knife: a’ was so forlorn, that his dimensions to any thick sight were invincible: a’ was the very genius of famine; yet lecherous as a monkey, and the whores called him mandrake: a’ came ever in the rearward of the fashion, and sung those tunes to the overscutch’d huswifes that he heard…

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  • The candidate promised to pare the deficit.
  • pare potatoes
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town

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