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epic
used in Running in the Family

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Definition
something that is outstanding — especially a literary work that is long and heroic
  • Almost an epic.
    p. 151.6
  • ...in the gas
     which cooks your dinner,
    like a hundred pappadans being crunched, like someone
    uselessly trying to light 3 Roses matches in a dark room,
    the clicking sound of a reef when you put your head into the sea,
    a dolphin reciting epic poetry to a sleepy audience,
    the sound of a fan when someone throws brinjals at it,
    like pineapples being sliced in the Pettah market
    like betel juice hitting a butterfly in mid-air
    like a whole village running naked onto the street
    and...
    p. 77.3

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