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  • Doctor Strong looked almost as rusty, to my thinking, as the tall iron rails and gates outside the house; and almost as stiff and heavy as the great stone urns that flanked them, and were set up, on the top of the red-brick wall, at regular distances all round the court, like sublimated skittles, for Time to play at.

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as in: sublimate his feelings Define
to direct energy from a negative (unacceptable) impulse or urge into a positive or acceptable action
as in: sublimation of the dry ice Define
change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting
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