1 They all appear to be adhesive, and there is a distinct odour of lime-cream.
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2 Once there he let go of it and threw himself onto the door, holding himself upright against it using the adhesive on the tips of his legs.
3 It will be perceived, that like all new converts to a religion, his conversion intoxicated him, he hurled himself headlong into adhesion and he went too far.
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