Mr. Blausser reared up like an elephant with a camel’s neck—red faced, red eyed, heavy fisted, slightly belching—a born leader, divinely intended to be a congressman but deflected to the more lucrative honors of real-estate.
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deflect blame from herself
trucks designed to deflect improvised-explosive-device blasts