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pariah
used in Running in the Family

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Definition
a person, group, or organization that is despised and rejected
  • I had this image that the Ondaatjes were absolute pariahs.
    p. 177.3
  • ...courtyard, like a pig drowning,
    a vattacka being fried
    a bone shaking hands
    a frog singing at Carnegie Hall.
    Like a crow swimming in milk,
    like a nose being hit by a mango
    like the crowd at the Royal-Thomian match,
    a womb full of twins, a pariah dog
    with a magpie in its mouth
    like the midnight jet from Casablanca
    like Air Pakistan curry,
    a typewriter on fire, like a spirit in the gas
     which cooks your dinner,
    like a hundred pappadans being crunched, like someone
    uselessly...
    p. 76.8

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