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  • Oh, sir, the loftiest hopes on earth Draw lots with meaner hopes: heroic breasts, Breathing bad air, ran risk of pestilence; Or, lacking lime-juice when they cross the Line, May languish with the scurvy.

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  • That summer of the Pestilence was brutally hot, and the stench of rotting flesh hung in the air like an invisible, noxious fog.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Rivers of fire . bloodthirsty Vikings . pestilence so thick you can’t breathe . and mixed into all that, like some devilish bouillabaisse, bird knows how many wights and hollowgast!"
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City

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