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A Christmas Carol
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A Christmas Carol
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  • There were pears and apples, clustered high in blooming pyramids; there were bunches of grapes, made, in the shopkeepers’ benevolence to dangle from conspicuous hooks, that people’s mouths might water gratis as they passed; there were piles of filberts, mossy and brown, recalling, in their fragrance, ancient walks among the woods, and pleasant shufflings ankle deep through withered leaves; there were Norfolk Biffins, squat and swarthy, setting off the yellow of the oranges and lemons,

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  • "Deo gratis," the choir sang back and the people stood to leave.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • That, if the ship was recovered, they should afford Friday and myself a passage gratis to England.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe

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