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pithy
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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • Regaining his faculties by slow and faint glimmerings, he at length sat upright; and, displaying a very yellow face, a very red nose, and a very bristly beard: the joint effect of which was considerably heightened by a dirty white handkerchief, spotted with blood, drawn over the crown of his head and tied under his chin: stared ruefully at Ralph in silence, until his feelings found a vent in this pithy sentence: ’I say, young fellow, you’ve been and done it now; you have!’

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  • I follow her pithy commentary on Twitter.
  • Ken Kesey provided one of her favorite pithy quotes: "You can count the seeds in the apple, but you can’t count the apples in the seed."

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