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used in The Adventures of Augie March

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a pile of wood or other burnable material — especially to burn a dead body as in a funeral rite
  • And Croesus, who was wrong, taught his lesson with tears to Cyrus, who spared him from the pyre.
    Chapter 7 (1% in)
  • The Crash was Einhorn's Cyrus and the bank failures his pyre, the poolroom his exile from Lydia and the hoodlums Cambyses, whose menace he managed, somehow, to get round.
    Chapter 7 (2% in)

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