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“"Waiting, are they? Waiting, are they? Well, goddam 'em, let 'em wait!"
[Ethan Allen, to his physician who said "General, I fear the angels are waiting for you", quoted in Saturday Review, April 5, 1958]”
“A tendency to drastically underestimate the frequency of coincidence is a prime characteristic of innumerates, who generally accord great significance to correspondences of all sorts while attributing too little significance to quite conclusive but l”
“HURRICANE, n. An atmospheric demonstration once very common but now generally abandoned for the tornado and cyclone. The hurricane is still in popular use in the West Indies and is preferred by certain old-fashioned sea-captains. It is also used in the construction of the upper decks of steamboats, but generally speaking, the hurricane's usefulness has outlasted it.”