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 n.— «Engine 402 arrived on scene at 1:21 PM and crews entered the home with a 1 3/4 inch attack line. Crews were severely hampered by extreme “Collyers Mansion” conditions throughout the home.» —“New Jersey Firefighters Battle Two Alarm House Fire” by Steven Schnaudt in Washington Township, Mercer Cty, N.J. Firehouse.com June 2, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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