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stagnant
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Hard Times
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  • …and squashing in her shoes whenever she moved; with a rash of rain upon her classical visage; with a bonnet like an over-ripe fig; with all her clothes spoiled; with damp impressions of every button, string, and hook-and-eye she wore, printed off upon her highly connected back; with a stagnant verdure on her general exterior, such as accumulates on an old park fence in a mouldy lane; Mrs. Sparsit had no resource but to burst into tears of bitterness and say, ’I have lost her!’

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  • stagnant water
  • A stagnant bilge along the lower bulkhead filled with wet papers and trash.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road

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