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anomaly
used in The Mill on the Floss

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falling outside of what is normally expected
  • Imagine a truly respectable and amiable hen, by some portentous anomaly, taking to reflection and inventing combinations by which she might prevail on Hodge not to wring her neck, or send her and her chicks to market; the result could hardly be other than much cackling and fluttering.
    3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- How a Hen Takes to Stratagem (24% in)

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