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As I Lay Dying
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  • The horse snorts, then Jewel sees him, glinting for a gaudy instant among the blue shadows.
  • I see him dissolve—legs, a rolling eye, a gaudy splotching like cold flames and float upon the dark in fading solution; all one yet neither; all either yet none.
  • He is down there in the barn, sliding fluidly past the gaudy lunging swirl, into the stall with it.
  • Its head flashes back, tooth-cropped; its eyes roll in the dusk like marbles on a gaudy velvet cloth as he strikes it upon the face with the back of the curry-comb.

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  • She wore a gaudy costume.
  • By local standards, her outfit was gaudy.

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