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  • It was only the mercy of God that it hadn't been worse-that, and Claire's rage, which had interrupted the attack, as everyone stopped to watch the engrossing spectacle of her hatcheling her assailant like a bundle of flax.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • I helped with the breaking and swingling, until all the harsh part of the stalk was gone, and ran it through the hatcheling comb to take out the short fibers.

    The Blue Cat of Castle Town

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  • "It was only the mercy of God that it hadn't been worse—that, and Claire's rage, which had interrupted the attack, as everyone stopped to watch the engrossing spectacle of her hatcheling her assailant like a bundle of flax."
    —Diana Gabaldon, A Breath of Snow and Ashes (New York: Bantam Dell, 2005), 765

    February 3, 2010