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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • The old man, now long since dead, had had a large business in his day and was also a noteworthy character, miserly and hard as flint.

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  • he left a miserly tip
  • A misericord, a "mercy-killer," the kind of blade that was meant to pierce through the gaps in armor and deliver a killing stroke.
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