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used in Catch-22

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not dense; or few in number and spread out
  • With them this time was the twenty-four-year-old fighter-pilot captain with the sparse golden mustache who had been shot into the Adriatic Sea in midwinter and not even caught cold.
    Chapter 1 — The Texan (22% in)
  • Then McWatt's sparsely freckled tan Scotch-Irish face broke suddenly into a smile and he dug his knuckles playfully into Yossarian's ribs, as though throwing a punch.
    Chapter 30 — Dunbar (38% in)
  • Captain Black laughed, his bleary eyes narrow with fatigue and his peaked, sharp face sprouting as usual with a sparse reddish-blond stubble.
    Chapter 38 — Kid Sister (93% in)

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