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Quickword No. 41 : Do you know ‘outrage, public disgrace’ (7 letters), and ‘King David of Israel’s third wife’ (7 letters)?
Quickword No. 41
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Outrage, public disgrace.
A stiff hair, e.g. on a brush; show angry resentment.
One who expects no more than is likely.
Claims, asserts (especially in regard to a crime, but without proof).
Vast region of Russia covering more than 5 million square miles, stretching from the Ural Mountains to the border with China to the south east, and touching the Arctic Ocean in the north.
Third wife of King David of Israel.
“Only a few narcissi here and there / Stand separate in sweet austerity, / Dotting the unmown grass with silver stars.” (Oscar Wilde, ‘Charmides’)
Father of Odysseus in Greek mythology; in ‘Hamlet’, son of Polonius and brother of Ophelia, who kills Hamlet in a duel.

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