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  • For next morning the old hound was taken ill again - I don't know if surfeit of blancmange can cause nervous collapse, but by afternoon he was groaning in bed, shuddering as with a fever, and Solomon insisted on summoning his own medico from Town, a dundreary-looking cove with a handle to his name and a line in unctuous gravity that must have been worth five thousand a year in Mayfair.

    Flashman's Lady

  • Bill, with his solemn dundreary whiskers, leaped high in the air like a frog, kicking his legs and yelling drunkenly as he took off.

    Tramping on Life

  • Bill, with his solemn dundreary whiskers, leaped high in the air like a frog, kicking his legs and yelling drunkenly as he took off.

    Tramping on Life An Autobiographical Narrative

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  • Hi George, when was it we had that last passenger for Berlin, the old gentleman with the dundreary whisker, and was so generous with his money?

    - Stevie Smith, Novel on Yellow Paper

    February 23, 2009