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From The Lost Phoebe
by Theodore Dreiser
  (Semicolons in a Series of Appositives)

An Exercise in Punctuation

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All sorts of other broken-down furniture were about this place an antiquated 

clothes-horse cracked in two of its ribs a broken mirror in an old cherry frame 

which had fallen from a nail and cracked itself three days before their youngest 

son Jerry died an extension hat-rack which once had had porcelain knobs on 

the ends of its pegs and a sewing machine long since outdone in its clumsy 

mechanism by rivals of a newer generation