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The Mill on the Floss
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  • Saints and martyrs had never interested Maggie so much as sages and poets.
  • a dyed silk frock made out of her aunt Glegg’s, but the results had been such that Mrs. Tulliver was obliged to bury them in her maternal bosom; for Maggie, declaring that the frock smelt of nasty dye, had taken an opportunity of basting it together with the roast beef the first Sunday she wore it, and finding this scheme answer, she had subsequently pumped on the bonnet with its green ribbons, so as to give it a general resemblance to a sage cheese garnished with withered lettuces.

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as in: sage advice Define
profound wisdom; or one known for being wise
as in: the growing sage Define
a name for various plants including one used as a popular spice and another commonly called sagebrush or: the color of such plants (a shade of green with some hint of gray)
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