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Peeing in the sink is a metaphor for having a mistress. And it was indeed quite common among Czech doctors of that period. Let me explain. Urine is, by itself, sterile. But it is also resource rich environment for growth of bacteria. If you leave it for a short time then clean it up, nothing bad will happen. If you don't... it festers, bacteria grow and it ...


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(This answer is based on the Italian translation of the given book. The reliability of my answer depends, therefore, on the accuracy of the translation.) In Italian, the phrase you addressed is translated as: L'Anna Karenina che lei teneva sotto il braccio era la carta d'identità falsa con la quale aveva ingannato Tomáš. Trying to rephrase it in my poor ...


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