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  • The half-mile stood now before the sick and weary woman like a stolid Juggernaut.
  • Above each of these a still keener vision suggested a brown forehead and two staring though not unfriendly eyes, and above all a pair of whitish crescent-shaped horns like two particularly new moons, an occasional stolid "moo!" proclaiming beyond the shade of a doubt that these phenomena were the features and persons of Daisy, Whitefoot, Bonny-lass, Jolly-O, Spot, Twinkle-eye, etc., etc.—the respectable dairy of Devon cows belonging to Bathsheba aforesaid.

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  • She listened to both arguments thoughtfully, but with a face as stolid as a cow’s.
  • She has a stolid, humorless personality.

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