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- After all, if these people had strange fads and expected obedience on the most extraordinary matters, they were at least ready to pay for their eccentricity.Adventure XII — The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (24% in)
eccentricity = unconventional or strange behavior
- There was no sign of any violence, and the water was but two feet deep, so that the jury, having regard to his known eccentricity, brought in a verdict of 'suicide.'Adventure V — The Five Orange Pips (32% in)
- Botany variable, geology profound as regards the mud-stains from any region within fifty miles of town, chemistry eccentric, anatomy unsystematic, sensational literature and crime records unique, violin-player, boxer, swordsman, lawyer, and self-poisoner by cocaine and tobacco.Adventure V — The Five Orange Pips (65% in)
- Indeed, from the direction of the Metropolitan Station no one was coming save the single gentleman whose eccentric conduct had drawn my attention.Adventure XI — The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (2% in)
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