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What does "Maybe it's a Big Horse I'm Morporkian" mean?

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Why is the Star of the County Down referred to as Colleen?

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Meaning of "He deserted me for others" in "The Veiled Lodger"

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What does “An' hoo says hoo can tell when hoo's hurt” mean in this context?

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What does cuatro cantos refer to?

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What is the meaning of "Both wry with the laboured ease of loss." and "And of this circumstance.... Its silence silences." in 'A Photograph'?

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An undecipherable part of 'Goldfish' by Raymond Chandler

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What does this paragraph mean in Dickens' American Notes?

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What is a "red lead firm"?

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Why does the fact that it was expected to be a "good year" mean that the Hermit would no longer need to chew nettle leaves?

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What does this quote in Don Juan by Lord Byron mean? "Sweet is a legacy, and passing sweet The unexpected death of some old lady"

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Are the names J. Alfred Prufrock and Hugh Selwyn Mauberley completely arbitrary?

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What is "the Dennington Velasquez" in "The Just Men of Cordova"?

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What does "These were not words they were used to saying. " mean in the context?

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Is there any example of a hero saluting his fallen adversary and regretting the need to vanquish him?

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Some Problem about Whitman's Language

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Meaning of some phrases in The Grapes of Wrath

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What does Wordsworth mean by "A pagan suckled in a creed outworn"?

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Old Eagle Novel - Was Northbrook Boarding or Day School?

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Identify a poem entitled Mock Song, written in middle English in the 13th-15th centuries