Morgan liked to imagine the town as some immense yeast culture, left in a deep cupboard by an absent- minded lab technician, festering uncontrolled, running rampant in the ideal growing conditions.
You know, my friend, he's only some sixteenth cousin to the Horeszkos, the tenth water on the kisiel. Kisiel is a Lithuanian dish, a sort of jelly made of oaten yeast, which is washed with water until all the mealy parts are separated from it: hence the proverb.Book Six, The Hamlet / Author's explanatory notes (in italics)
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