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2008-10-01 03:00:15

Amusing, poignant, and sometimes illogical, playwright Sarah Ruhl's romantic comedy, "The Clean House," is a delicate balance of reality, the esoteric and the mystical. Reality is an actual historical reference to William Stewart Halstead, a prominent American surgeon credited with the invention of sterile surgical procedures and the surgical glove. Ruhl maneuvers this into an analogy for love. The esoteric is represented by one character's reference to bashert, the Jewish belief in one's...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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