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  • Those knowledgeable in the game predicted that he would never make a first-class fighter because he was too phelgmatic and machine-like, and showed none of the flair and flash expected of a boxer.

    World’s Great Men of Color

  • Every night we hear fire crackers popping all about and crowds of boys slip around out of sight of the phelgmatic marshall

    Letter to Lyle's Mother, December 19, 1910

  • Do you think, consul, that this phelgmatic gentleman resembles, feature by feature, the robber whose description I have received?”

    Around the World in 80 Days

  • Do you think, consul, that this phelgmatic gentleman resembles, feature by feature, the robber whose description I have received? "

    Around the World in Eighty Days

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