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  • (In the utterly damned, ruinous, unexpected, slutting, defeat-conniving, bastard-cessery of the snow.) He went over to where Maria had just put another piece of pine on the fire.

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  • It was a ruinous war.
  • He gave notes, took up ruinous obligations, dealt with usurers and all the race of lenders.
    Guy de Maupassant  --  The Diamond Necklace

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