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tarnish
Used in
Northanger Abbey
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  • The lock was silver, though tarnished from age; at each end were the imperfect remains of handles also of silver, broken perhaps prematurely by some strange violence; and, on the centre of the lid, was a mysterious cipher, in the same metal.  (not reviewed by editor)

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