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  • " seemed to him that he had only exchanged the boredom of La Fleche for a greater boredom still, since here too the conversation was all about the navy of the United States, and here there were twice as many men at table. 'Oh for women at sea to obviate the eternal crosscat-harpings,' he said to himself, 'to do away with the grumlin-futtocks, and to inject a little civilization, even of an equivocal nature, even at the risk of moral deviation.'"

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Fortune of War, p. 95

    February 5, 2008