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bowdlerize
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  • "My God," he announced, "I've been pirated, me and Wharfinger, we've been Bowdlerized in reverse or something.'
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • It w-w-was interesting because someone had obviously b-b-bowdlerized it and left in all the bad parts.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • But despite bowdlerizing content, my family has been entirely faithful about visiting.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants

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