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The War of the Worlds
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The War of the Worlds
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  • All about me gathered the invisible terrors of the Martians; that pitiless sword of heat seemed whirling to and fro, flourishing overhead before it descended and smote me out of life.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • One on the extreme left, the remotest that is, flourished a huge case high in the air, and the ghostly, terrible Heat-Ray I had already seen on Friday night smote towards Chertsey, and struck the town.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: dismissed them with a flourish
as in: the business is flourishing
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