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  • And Professor Liedenbrock must have known, for he was acknowledged to be quite a polyglot.†   (source)
  • The sanatorium library was a polyglot affair with many illustrated works—an expanded version of the sort of thing that serves to entertain patients in a dentist's waiting room—and offered its services free of charge.†   (source)
  • Peeperkorn's nationality and color—for he was a colonial Dutchman, a man from Java, a coffee-planter—would hardly be an incentive, or beuer, would not of itself be sufficient cause for us to introduce Pieter Peeperkorn (for that was what he called himself, saying, "Pieter Peeperkorn will now regale himself with a schnapps") at this late juncture in our story; for, good Lord, what shades and hues were not to be found in the society of the successful institution under the medical management of Hofrat Doctor Behrens, that polyglot of the idiomatic phrase.†   (source)
  • Kirsch emerging presently from the neighbourhood of the hold, where he had been bellowing instructions intermingled with polyglot oaths to the ship's men engaged in secreting the passengers' luggage, came to give an account of himself to his brother interpreters.†   (source)
  • Prince Andrew, listening to this polyglot talk and to these surmises, plans, refutations, and shouts, felt nothing but amazement at what they were saying.†   (source)
  • To the left of the entrance has been fixed the ancient bas-relief, in white marble, of Homer; to the right, the polyglot Bible rears its seven heads.†   (source)
  • The porter at the hotel could speak German and English; but the Professor, as a polyglot, questioned him in good Danish, and it was in the same language that that personage directed him to the Museum of Northern Antiquities.†   (source)
  • But even in these polyglot establishments there is nobody to teach you American.†   (source)
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