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 adj.— «It’s just the two of them, shell-mouthed Ennis and voluble Jack, and for a while Lee’s movie has the homespun, companionable feel that comes from roasting hotdogs by the fire.» —“A tragedy of love, lies, silence” by Amy Biancolli Houston Chronicle (Texas) Jan. 27, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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