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  • When he has helped himself, Phil follows suit, sitting at the extreme end of the little oblong table and taking his plate on his knees.
  • I knew he meant well in paying me this compliment, so I laughed at myself for blushing at it when he had shut the door and got upon the box; and we all three laughed and chatted about our inexperience and the strangeness of London until we turned up under an archway to our destination—a narrow street of high houses like an oblong cistern to hold the fog.

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  • First came ten soldiers carrying clubs; these were all shaped like the three gardeners, oblong and flat, with their hands and feet at the corners: next the ten courtiers; these were ornamented all over with diamonds, and walked two and two, as the soldiers did.
    Lewis Carroll  --  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • It was oblong and white with rounded edges.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials

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