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  • Zeena, apparently accepting this as final, lay watching him in silence while he pulled his suspenders over his shoulders and jerked his arms into his coat; but as he went toward the door she said, suddenly and incisively: "I guess you’re always late, now you shave every morning."

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  • As usual, Mary’s comments were incisive.
  • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang

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