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used in Catch-22

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less heat (or enthusiasm) than might be expected
  • It had died of its own accord, expired completely without even an ember to be watered down, and there was nothing for the disappointed firemen to do but drink tepid coffee and hang around trying to screw the nurses.
    Chapter 1 — The Texan (53% in)
  • It was a daring, impulsive move on which the chaplain decided after quarreling with Corporal Whitcomb again and washing down with tepid canteen water his joyless lunch of Milky Way and Baby Ruth.
    Chapter 25 — The Chaplain (32% in)

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