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"a  Tarn"

the deep and dank tarn at my feet closed sullenly...

tarn (tärn), n. a small mountain lake or pool. [ME terne < Scand; cf. Icel tjörn pond, pool]

Webster's Encyclopdedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, 1989 Edition.

My brain reeled as I saw the mighty walls rushing asunder -- there was a long tumultuous shouting sound like the voice of a thousand waters -- and the deep and dank tarn at my feet closed sullenly and silently over the fragments of the HOUSE OF USHER.





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