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by film's end it's obvious that faded movie star Norma Desmond is completely bats
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First Known Use of bats

1919, in the meaning defined above

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“Bats.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bats. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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