The Word

     ‘I am told, on excellent authority, that her father keeps an American dry-goods store,’ said Sir Thomas Burdon, looking supercilious.

[…]

     ‘Dry-goods! What are American dry-goods?’ asked the Duchess, raising her large hands in wonder, and accentuating the verb.

     ‘American novels,’ answered Lord Henry, helping himself to some quail.

– Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

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