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  • A number of men who were not moaning were now giggling openly, and there was no telling how far the unorganized insurrection of moaning might have gone if General Dreedle himself had not come forward to quell it, stepping out determinedly in the center of the platform directly in front of Major Danby, who, with his earnest, persevering head down, was still concentrating on his wrist watch and saying, ’…twenty-five seconds… twenty… fifteen…’ General Dreedle’s great, red domineering face…

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  • The government declared a state of emergency in an attempt to quell political unrest.
  • Staying busy helps to quell my hunger.

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