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grisly
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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • Here they lay, a grisly family, all these dear departed brothers and sisters of the ruddy clergyman who did his task so speedily when they were hidden in the ground!
  • …light and sanguine with its lightening load, and, feeling immortality at hand, deems it but a new term of mortal life; a disease in which death and life are so strangely blended, that death takes the glow and hue of life, and life the gaunt and grisly form of death; a disease which medicine never cured, wealth never warded off, or poverty could boast exemption from; which sometimes moves in giant strides, and sometimes at a tardy sluggish pace, but, slow or quick, is ever sure and…

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  • a grisly murder
  • Even by the standards of plane crashes, it was a grisly tragedy...
    Time, 2009  --  http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1914815_1914808_1914788,00.html(retrieved 10/15/09)

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