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  • He had been seeking a precipitation test for the diagnosis of syphilis which should be quicker and simpler than the Wassermann.
  • I’m a respectable, moral young man, and Lord how I’d hate it, if it wasn’t for my precipitation test and you and— WHY do you always lose your trunk check? I suppose I am a bad example for others, giving up so easily.
  • Martin had little time for anything but cultures, blood-tests, and Wassermanns for the private physicians of the city, but the work rested him, and now and then he struggled over a precipitation test which was going to replace Wassermanns and make him famous.

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  • Meg tried to catch the precipitation on her tongue, which I thought a very ineffective way to get a drink—and of dirty water, no less.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • …obtrusively, obsessively, always with a painful shock: what time was it in London? always adding and subtracting, totting up the time difference, compulsively checking the London weather on my phone, 53 degrees Fahrenheit, 10:12 p.m. and light precipitation, standing on the corner of Greenwich and Seventh Avenue by boarded-up St. Vincent’s heading downtown to meet my dealer, and what about Pippa, where was she? in the back of a taxicab, out at dinner, drinking with people I didn’t…
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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