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A word is contracted when some part of it is removed.
This was more terrible than the first; the same nervous movements were repeated, and the mouth contracted and turned purple.
my dear master," said Planchet, making a superhuman effort, whilst all his contracted muscles, his pallor, and his trembling, betrayed the most acute anguish.
Of course they contracted that the varlets who dragged us up should not mention bucksheesh once.
THE PURCHASER of a black servant was persuaded that the color of his skin arose from dirt contracted through the neglect of his former masters.
Denmark, a little contracted in territory, gave nevertheless