In a message dated 7/11/2001 7:20:24 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
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<< What does carbuncular mean, Kate >>
In this case, a heavy, colorless man, who, although he doesn't take the
physical life of the object of his passing interest, certainly kills the
passion in her. Eliot does describe the man as young, but some people are
never truly young at heart; they go directly from childhood into old age.