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  • He had heard older medics mutter of its horrors: of corpses hanging by hooks, like rows of ghastly fruit, in an abominable tank of brine in the dark basement; of Henry the janitor, who was said to haul the cadavers out of the brine, to inject red lead into their veins, and to scold them as he stuffed them on the dumb-waiter.
  • Some of them were remarkably agreeable: No Smoking became a jaunty and agreeable "gnikoms on," and Broadway was tolerable as "yawdaorb," but he was displeased by his attempts on Punch, Health, Rough; while Strength, turning into "htgnerts" was abominable.

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  • Said they ought to ban Fanny Crosby by church law and that Rock of Ages was an abomination unto the Lord.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Izzy’s bobbing next to me, wrapped in so many layers she looks like the abominable snowman.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall

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