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chained_bear commented on the word spotted dog
"The pudding was Jack's favorite, a spotted dog, and a spotted dog fit for a line-of-battle ship, carried in by two strong men.
"'Bless me,' cried Jack, with a loving look at its glistening, faintly translucent sides, 'a spotted dog!'
"'We thought as how you might like one, sir,' said Pullings. 'Allow me to carve you a slice.'"
--Patrick O'Brian, The Ionian Mission, 83
See also drowned baby.
February 13, 2008
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