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The War of the Worlds
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  • The sprawling Martians were no longer to be seen, the mound of blue-green powder had risen to cover them from sight, and a fighting-machine, with its legs contracted, crumpled, and abbreviated, stood across the corner of the pit.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: legal contract
as in: contract the disease
as in: the metal contracted
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