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amalgam -- as in: an amalgam of other's ideas
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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  • They are coiners on a large scale, and have used the machine to form the amalgam which has taken the place of silver.

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  • The antebellum propaganda war between North and South had created in southern minds an image of the hated Yankees as an amalgam of money-grubbing mudsill Black Republican abolitionist Goths and Vandals.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • Later at Gage & Tollner’s, as Leslie and I dined beneath gaslight on littleneck clams and crabmeat imperial, I came as near to experiencing a pure amalgam of sensual and spiritual felicities as I ever would in my life.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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