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used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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relating to a mother; or characteristic of parents — such as to care for and help to develop
  • One of the faculty wives—one especially prolific with progeny, and one whose maternal girth was more substantial than well coordinated—slipped under the Volkswagen as it was being returned to its wheels; although she was not hurt, she was wedged quite securely under the stubborn automobile.
    p. 398.2

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