1] snips: cuts down with scissors (cf. Atropos, the fate who cut the thread of men's life).
3] radiogram: wireless message.
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of English, University of Toronto.
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Original text: Carl Sandburg, Smoke and Steel (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920), p. 60. PS 3537 A61856 1920 Robarts Library.
First publication date: 1920
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 1998.
Recent editing: 4:2002/3/7
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