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  RANK # PoS   WORD SPOK FIC MAG NEWS ACAD
1 8800  J    STUFFED 2088 165 777 553 497 96
2 8801  M    THREE-QUARTERS 2023 329 196 531 548 419
3 8802  N    DUCT 2164 211 555 759 209 430
4 8803  N    PATHOGEN 2319 95 42 493 102 1587
5 8804  R    UNIQUELY 2137 214 102 568 314 939
6 8805  N    CRADLE 2067 160 845 528 311 223
7 8806  N    MONARCH 2111 209 268 495 500 639
8 8807  N    HELM 2566 250 434 1046 649 187
9 8808  N    THRILLER 2216 437 110 592 933 144
10 8809  N    PULP 2069 130 407 700 487 345
 

. The evening had not let her hair down yet. The road lay spread before me like a crushed cobra. I was trampling it and my self like a homeless old man. I had not yet reached the spot where I sit on a boulder and peer down at the shanties glimmering far below, my imagination hovering around them like a pigeon with broken wings. Every evening, I feel like standing on that boulder and taking a plunge into that net of coruscating shanties. I have never done it. The impulse does not strike me with horror. It is one of my many stillborn impulses. I rarely go beyond that boulder in my evening strolls. Every old idler has a tree or a ditch, a turn or a boulder, or some such spot beyond which he does not normally stray, but beyond which he always wants to go. That evening, however, I saw someone else sitting on my boulder, and I

 
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[FICTION] Chicago Review (1992)
 

 

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