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vassal
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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • Once, a vassal was dispatched in haste to the abbey at dead of night, and when morning came, there were sounds of woe and wailing in the sisters’ house; and after this, a mournful silence fell upon it, and knight or lady, horse or armour, was seen about it no more.

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  • Vassals were expected to fight offensive wars up to two months a year.
  • She can always rile the crowd by implying that America treats their nation as a vassal state.

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