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Crime and Punishment
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  • A peculiar circumstance attracted his attention: there seemed to be some kind of festivity going on, there were crowds of gaily dressed townspeople, peasant women, their husbands, and riff-raff of all sorts, all singing and all more or less drunk.

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  • The term, riff, was popularized by a Charlie Parker song.
  • And when the piano riff at the start of the New Pornographers’ "Challengers" kicks in, I know I’ve put myself in good hands.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went

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