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used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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with hands on hips and elbows extending outward
  • THE FAN: (Folded akimbo against her waist) Is me her was you dreamed before?
    Episode 15 — Circe (58% in)
  • Then, unable to repress his merriment, he rocks to and fro, arms akimbo, and sings with broad rollicking humour:) O, the poor little fellow Hihihihihis legs they were yellow He was plump, fat and heavy and brisk as a snake But some bloody savage To graize his white cabbage He murdered Nell Flaherty's duckloving drake.
    Episode 15 — Circe (56% in)

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