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  • Angus Duer had been cold, but Angus had his teeth into every change of surgical technique, and he was an acrid debater.
  • Though for weeks his strongest draft had been the acrid coffee of the countryside, they peeped one to another that he was drunk every night, that the United Brethren minister was about to expose him from the pulpit.
  • After an evening of Gottlieb’s acrid doubting, Martin was inspired to hasten to the laboratory and attempt a thousand new queries into the laws of micro-organisms, a task which usually began with blasphemously destroying all the work he had recently done.

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  • We were chased from the room by the acrid smoke.
  • The acrid smell of tear gas still lingered.

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