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  • By my sceptre and crown, the man stares as if he took his native prince for a warlock! us that are the very malleus maleficarum, the contunding and contriturating hammer of all witches, sorcerers, magicians, and the like; he thinks we are taking a touch of the black art outsells! —

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • -- By my sceptre and crown, the man stares as if he took his native prince for a warlock! us that are the very _malleus maleficarum_, the contunding and contriturating hammer of all witches, sorcerers, magicians, and the like; he thinks we are taking a touch of the black art outsells!

    The Fortunes of Nigel

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  • Reading Wine Dark Sea 4th time, right now. I'm a nut

    April 16, 2009

  • Contunding adj. blunt instrument. Medical French.

    April 16, 2009

  • Contunding blunt instrument

    April 16, 2009

  • "'...you are to consider that a square plate has four corners, each one of which makes it more than a mere contunding instrument.'"

    --O'Brian, The Wine-Dark Sea, 50

    March 13, 2008