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Used in
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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  • A dismal screech, as of mere animal terror, rang from the cabinet.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The dismal quarter of Soho seen under these changing glimpses, with its muddy ways, and slatternly passengers, and its lamps, which had never been extinguished or had been kindled afresh to combat this mournful re-invasion of darkness, seemed, in the lawyer's eyes, like a district of some city in a nightmare.  (not reviewed by editor)

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