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  • That evening, as he was driving home, he passed McKelvey’s limousine and saw Sir Gerald, a large, ruddy, pop-eyed, Teutonic Englishman whose dribble of yellow mustache gave him an aspect sad and doubtful.

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  • When Rome defeated the Teutons, many of the married women committed mass suicide rather than become Roman slaves.
  • Sophie kept her eyes shut as the flow of his weird Nazi grammar, with its outlandishly overheated images of clumps of succulent Teutonic word-bloat, moved its way up through the tributaries of her mind, nearly drowning her reason.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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