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1837, in the meaning defined above
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“Sawbones.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sawbones?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=s&file=sawbon01. Accessed 12 December 2019.
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a period of high artistic development
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