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Quandary Resolution 3212
vituperation, swag, hendiadys, cosmogony

 

When I took exception to the gross vituperation with which he berated me, just as I was on the point of vacating his premises encumbered by a heavy knapsack of swag, 
he replied 'excuse my bitter and abusive language (if you'll forgive the routine hendiadys), but in relieving me of my computer you are depriving me of my notes on Chinese cosmogony, and without them I cannot for the life of me recall if the world is carried by four elephants supported by a tortoise or by four tortoises supported by an elephant'.
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