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  • Modern business methods had spared him only so far as to allow him a little office in Crowe Street, on the window blind of which was written the name of his firm with the address—London, E. C. On the mantelpiece of this little office a little leaden battalion of canisters was drawn up and on the table before the window stood four or five china bowls which were usually half full of a black liquid.

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  • The 4th Battalion was ordered to fight a rearguard action.
  • "One hundred and eleven battalions," she replied.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom

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