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- Yossarian whirled to escape and smacked into Aarfy, who had struck a match and was placidly lighting his pipe.Chapter 15 — Piltchard & Wren (43% in)
- There was nothing funny about living like a bum in a tent in Pianosa between fat mountains behind him and a placid blue sea in front that could gulp down a person with a cramp in the twinkling of an eye and ship him back to shore three days later, all charges paid, bloated, blue and putrescent, water draining out through both cold nostrils.Chapter 2 — Clevinger (24% in)
- He was relieved, even though he still saw Aarfy's bloated cherub's face hanging down over McWatt's shoulder with placid interest.Chapter 26 — Aarfy (58% in)
- 'Very critical times indeed,' Colonel Korn agreed with a placid nod.Chapter 40 — Catch-22 (28% in)
There are no more uses of "placid" in Catch-22.
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