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  RANK # PoS   WORD SPOK FIC MAG NEWS ACAD
1 8600  J    PLAYFUL 2200 156 511 792 388 353
2 8601  R    MILDLY 2163 204 847 464 331 317
3 8602  N    CONVOY 2239 752 307 326 723 131
4 8603  J    CUMULATIVE 2333 147 67 377 283 1459
5 8604  V    LAG 2148 222 205 579 618 524
6 8605  N    NYLON 2245 82 670 1137 179 177
7 8606  J    DISRUPTIVE 2319 238 94 316 354 1317
8 8607  N    MIXING 2180 90 167 696 589 638
9 8608  N    FLANK 2264 91 676 1037 291 169
10 8609  N    DIPLOMA 2151 307 291 292 687 574
 

didn'nt. Death was on her. I could hang on to her backbone to curry her belly. And I fit my hand around her shoulder blades several times, more to prove to myself she was that thin than to see how it felt, though I wanted to know that, too. Anyway, I took one look at her and ran as fast as I could. But I couldn't even close her eyes. I wasn't about to call the dead wagon, so I had to look for someone with a backhoe. It wasn't easy on a Saturday morning, and it was going to get harder because of the rain. I used the phone in Tom's machine shed, and I dialed number after number, because I couldn't always see the digits. I was saying all the right things to myself about her being so old; god, she was 96, in human years; about her not suffering

 
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[FICTION] Kansas Quarterly (1992)