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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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  • Presently he picked up a straw and began trying to balance it on his nose, with his head tilted far back; and as he moved from side to side, in his efforts, he edged nearer and nearer toward the pansy; finally his bare foot rested upon it, his pliant toes closed upon it, and he hopped away with the treasure and disappeared round the corner.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a pliant material
as in: a pliant individual
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