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David Copperfield Dictionary

Words many people don't know when reading David Copperfield
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 * Capricious * Caul   * Doctors' Commons * Precipice
* Precipitation * Proctor * Remittance * Strait-waistcoat

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Precipitation


The falling of rain, snow, hail, sleet, mist; an unexpected acceleration or hastening; headlong fall; abrupt haste.

See Copperfield, ch. 52 - "as the street door opened into the sitting-room, and he bolted in with a precipitation quite his own, we found ourselves at once in the bosom of the family." 

 

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