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  • He had his tea and hot rolls in the morning, while we were battening upon our quarter of penny loaf -- our 'crug' moistened with attenuated small beer in wooden piggins, smacking of the pitched leathern jack it was poured from.

    The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1838


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  • The example above is actually from The Essays of Elia by Charles Lamb.

    February 9, 2017