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Q: How to understand the meaning of " Columbine types" and "sniper material"?

user8112The following is an excerpt from Wifey Redux by Kevin Barry: "He wasn’t her usual type, so immediately I was worried. The usual type – so far as it had been established – was black-clad, pale-skinned, basically depressed-looking, given to eyeliner and guitar cases, Columbine types, sniper materi...

 
 
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6:42 PM
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Q: Adverb that expresses life but in a disgusting/abhorred way

Joshua FavoriteIn Frankenstein, after Victor finishes the creature, it convulses, showing him that it was alive, but the convulsions were disgusting and horrid and made victor retire to his bedchamber, how can I describe the convulsions in one word that will convey that feeling of horror?

 
 
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8:47 PM
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Q: Geoffrey Chaucer The Canterberry Tales

DamionIm currently reading The Canterberry Tales for school and Im struggling to find a common reoccurring theme for the tales. More specifically the Wife of Bath and Prioress tales. I thought about writing about oppression as women (wife of bath) and Jews (the prioress) were both victimized by soci...

 
 
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9:50 PM
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Q: Looking for story where a woman calls for help by pretending to be ordering meat over the phone or something

Mary PSounds like Roald Dahl or Edgar Allan Poe, but I could be wrong. It's NOT Lamb to the Slaughter. The woman in the story is in danger somehow by a man in her house, and she manages to call for help using the phone in a certain way; so that when she is ordering meat, the help at the other end of th...

 
 
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11:55 PM
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Q: What source did Thomas Medwin use for the argument of his translation of Prometheus Bound?

holomenicusIn a footnote here, Edwin says “I make no apology for taking this argument from Black’s translation of Schlegel’s admirable treatise on dramatic literature.” The Schlegel is Friedrich von Schlegel, but I don't know which of his works is being cited, nor who the translator, Black, is. Who is Blac...

 

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