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  • But even she couldn’t entirely throw off the chains of the village, and when Lefty had his male friends over to the house to smoke cigars and sing kleftic songs, she retreated to her bedroom.

    Middlesex

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  • The traditional English spelling is klephtic, referring to the Greek and Albanian klephts, or "brigands" (cf. kleptomania), who fought as guerrillas in the Greek War of Independence against the Turks in the early 19th century. (This information comes from Dictionary.com.)

    August 17, 2008

  • ...when Lefty had his male friends over to the house to smoke cigars and sing kleftic songs, she retreated to her bedroom.

    --Jeffrey Eugenides, 2002, Middlesex, p. 131

    August 16, 2008