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  • she probably even had to overcome the urge to flee when she saw the little bit of him that protruded from under the couch.
  • But the chief clerk had turned away as soon as Gregor had started to speak, and, with protruding lips, only stared back at him over his trembling shoulders as he left.
  • Now, as he lurched about in his efforts to muster all the strength he could for running he could hardly keep his eyes open; his thoughts became too slow for him to think of any other way of saving himself than running; he almost forgot that the walls were there for him to use although, here, they were concealed behind carefully carved furniture full of notches and protrusions — then, right beside him, lightly tossed, something flew down and rolled in front of him.

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  • metal spikes protrude from the dog’s collar
  • operate to repair the muscle wall through which the hernia protrudes

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