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used in Oryx and Crake

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an artificial or inferior substitute or imitation
  • Over he goes, hand over hand down the ersatz rope.
    p. 334.4
  • The shrieks of the birds that nest out there and the distant ocean grinding against the ersatz reefs of rusted car parts and jumbled bricks and assorted rubble sound almost like holiday traffic.
    p. 3.5
  • He hopes he'll find some canned food there, soy stew or beans and fake wieners, anything with protein in it — even some vegetables would be nice, ersatz or not, he'll take anything — but whoever smashed the window also cleaned out the cupboard.
    p. 232.9
  • Shrimp paste for spreading on crackers, ersatz but edible.
    p. 272.4

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