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  • I was thinking of following up my post on Stargate SG-1 with my long-contemplated disquistion on Qui-gon Jinn: The Essential Man.

    The not so tragic muse

  • Where we in Italy would, at the most, say to the _cameriere_, "_Portaci una tazza di caffè_," and think ourselves lucky to get it, he lures the London waiter to invite a disquistion on the precious berry.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, April 11, 1917

  • Here follows a disquistion on "the Roman problem for the American thinker"; the last passage gives her conclusion: –

    Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910

  • I just stumbled across the text of today's speech by Jean-Claude Trichet (pdf), the head of the European Central Bank, expecting a heady, technical disquistion on how the financial crisis is affecting European economies and just what he intends to do about it.

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