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"We had, among a dozen thick records for the windup Victrola, one by Amelia Galli-Gurci and another by Lily Pons. [...] By pressing your finger gently against the head of the needle arm, you could cause Amelia or Lily to hold a high F interminably, until Eloine emerged from the kitchen on the verge of breakdown. 'Let that po' woman rest!'" --Dining at the Linemans' Shack, by John Weston.

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