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The Bet by Anton Chekhov

The Bet by Anton Chekhov

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at one time
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 English 1 (JAV)
The Bet
 Anton Chekhov
2
03/09/99
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compulsory
: forced.
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to and fro
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caprice
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pampered
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7
 
classics
: writings by ancient Greek and Latinauthors.
 
 English 1 (JAV)
The Bet
 Anton Chekhov
3
03/09/99
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spar
: a piece of a ship, a stout round wood (ormetal) piece used to support rigging (when a shipwrecked, large pieces of wood like a spar couldkeep a man afloat).

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