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- " 'I quite follow you,' said I. 'The only point which I could not quite understand was what use you could make of a hydraulic press in excavating fuller's-earth, which, as I understand, is dug out like gravel from a pit.'Adventure IX — The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb (38% in)
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