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precarious
used in The Sound and the Fury

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Definition
unsafe or in danger of getting worse — especially in danger of falling
  • Then she closed it and laid it down and stacked stovewood intoher crooked arm, against herbreast, and picked up the umbrella and got itopen at last and returned to the steps and held the wood precariously balanced while she contrived to close the umbrella, which she propped in the corner just within the door.
    4 — April 8, 1928 (3% in)

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