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  • But there was enough for the shattered man, once a blood, and twice a dandy, but now a querulous, chalkstony valetudinarian — enough for his beautiful, blackbrowed, black-eyed, Frenchified daughter, who came with no good grace from her Boulogne circle of scampish pleasantness to rusticate in au English country-house.

    --Shirley Brooks, 1853, "Aspen Court", Graham's Magazine 43(1): 370

    January 2, 2010

  • Great word! Thanks, m!

    January 3, 2010