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  • The setting is a stately residence in Istanbul built by Russian noble émigré Pavel Antipov for his wife Agripina at the end of the Tsarist reign, now sadly dilapidated, flea-infested, and home to ten families.

    Elif Shafak biography

  • The words tap into an urge for encouraging repetitive and mindless primal behavior — similar to watching a flea-infested dog scratch itself, finally shrugging and cheering it on.

    Weekend Weirdness SXSW Review: Harmony Korine’s Trash Humpers | /Film

  • For instance, in a study of one outbreak of bubonic plague in New Mexico in 1974, one patient who had the plague had slept with his flea-infested cat and noticed flea bites the following morning.

    Sophia Yin: Can Sleeping With Your Pet Make You Sick?

  • The Humane Society of Missouri and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals were among the animal advocates who pushed for ballot measure, pointing to emaciated and flea-infested dogs that lived in filthy conditions.

    Missouri lawmakers overhaul law curbing puppy mills

  • Your contribution of one (1) sou means that one (1) less flea-infested rodent will roam the streets of Rouen—and try saying that five times fast.

    At the Juvenile Bubonic Plague Telethon

  • But when the soldiers came upon a flea-infested and starving puppy while on patrol, they could not resist sharing their affection and their ready-to-eat meals.

    Charlie Company - Swampland - TIME.com

  • He fancied himself something of a wit, signing his columns “Fitz Smythe” or “Armand Leonidas Stiggers,” the latter identity attached to a limpwristed, effeminate lover of beauty with “weak blue eyes, delicate pink hair and green spectacles” who went about town wearing maroon-colored gloves, accompanied by his flea-infested dog, Rienzi.

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • Not only do I leave her alone with paper towels, I set her in the middle of a flea-infested floor and surround her with sharp objects and porn.

    reprieve

  • During the Battle of Midway, he lived in an 8x15 foot flea-infested bunker carved out of sand, which doubled as his cockroach-filled command post for nearly 18 months.

    Chris Kyle: Burning Up at My Bachelor Party

  • The women were housed like stacked cordwood on dirty, flea-infested straw that was strewn on wooden platforms.

    One Simple Act

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