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Children's book - eat the dictionary

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Creatures eat everything and wreck the house?

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Footnotes to T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land

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Why did Alexandre Dumas use Greek names for the three musketeers?

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Name of short story about girl surviving winter

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Inadvertently referring to technology that did not exist in the period of the story

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Middle School detective series with two friends from early 2010s

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Rumi quotation on how dancing is not painless

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What does "Catholic privilege" mean in Pym's Excellent Women?

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English teacher may be misunderstanding a sentence from a commencement speech: "there's a good chance this began with your valedictorian also saying" [closed]

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What makes the Sydney barber's remark rude?

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Who is/was John H. Crabb?

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The Oxford Murders...no, not the one by Martinez

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Did Voltaire say, "I’m not a believer, but I prefer my barber to be a Christian"?

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Context of Kipling poem Dane-Geld

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What is the source of this poem/song Captain Hastings quotes in Agatha Christie's "The Market Basing Mystery"?

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"But there is one more (question) that I daresay you are burning to put to myself; and that is, what your own name is doing in this place"

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