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Far from the Madding Crowd
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • She became more or less red in the cheek, the blood wavering in uncertain flux and reflux over the sensitive space between ebb and flood.
  • …from the bottom of his clothes-box, put on the light waistcoat patterned all over with sprigs of an elegant flower uniting the beauties of both rose and lily without the defects of either, and used all the hair-oil he possessed upon his usually dry, sandy, and inextricably curly hair, till he had deepened it to a splendidly novel colour, between that of guano and Roman cement, making it stick to his head like mace round a nutmeg, or wet seaweed round a boulder after the ebb.

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  • The patient’s strength ebbed away.
  • The tides ebbed at noon.

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