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dour
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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very serious, unhappy, and unfriendly
  • And the typical Gravesend families were plain and dour in the face of death; we had few calls for elaborate coping, even fewer for archways with dosserets, and not one for angels sliding down barber poles.
    p. 444.4

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