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  • Belsnickel is the fur-clad Santa of the Palatinate (Pfalz) in southwestern Germany along In Pennsylvania Dutch communities, it is also a mythical being who visits children at. — “Belsnickel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • Oppose - poor quality, red blood cells have been shabbily cut out from another photo, enlarged and stuck on top of the image of the spermatozoa, leading to the scale being completely wrong (would someone like to find out the precise scale of sperm to red blood cells?. — “Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Hematospermia”,
  • "The Greatest Gift" is a 1943 short story written by Philip Van Doren Stern which became the basis for the film It's a Wonderful Life. A strange, shabbily-dressed and well-mannered man approaches him, carrying a satchel. — “The Greatest Gift (story) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,


  • Half-a-dozen men of various ages, from between twenty and thirty to fifty, all shabbily dressed, most of them with clay pipes in their mouths, were listening with a look of concentrated intelligence to a man in a pepper-and-salt dress, with blonde hair, short nose, broad forehead and general breadth, who, holding his pipe slightly uplifted in the left hand, and beating his knee with the right, was just finishing a quotation from Shelley (the comparison of the avalanche in his "Prometheus Unbound")... — “Daniel Deronda” by George Eliot
  • He was but shabbily apparelled in faded jacket and patched trowsers; a rag of a black handkerchief investing his neck. — “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville
  • It might have been taken for a ghostly or phantasmagoric reflection of the old shop-keeper Pyncheon's shabbily provided shelves, save that some of the articles were of a description and outward form which could hardly have been known in his day. — “The House of the Seven Gables” by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Through the crowd of ungainly, shabbily dressed actors, Sibyl Vane moved like a creature from a finer world. — “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde
  • He was dressed somewhat shabbily in a sort of cape such as would be worn in Switzerland or North Italy at that time of year. — “The Possessed” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • And the engine is crowded with the queerest lot of people! Men like ancient warders, waving halberds; policemen in their helmets, waving truncheons; and shabbily dressed men in pot-hats, obvious and unmistakable plain-clothes detectives even at this distance, waving revolvers and walking-sticks; all waving, and all shouting the same thing–"Stop, stop, stop!"' — “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame


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