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  • Doc Daneeka had lost his head during Milo’s bombardment; instead of running for cover, he had remained out in the open and performed his duty, slithering along the ground through shrapnel, strafing and incendiary bombs like a furtive, wily lizard from casualty to casualty, administering tourniquets, morphine, splints and sulfanilamide with a dark and doleful visage, never saying one word more than he had to and reading in each man’s bluing wound a dreadful portent of his own decay.

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  • believes the Golden Globe Awards are portents of the upcoming Academy Awards
  • The drive to El Puerto was always a pleasant one, but today it was filled with strange portents.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima

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