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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Peacock terms are weasel words. A very interesting peacock term is "the most influential" which was found 5,440 times on Wikipedia as of April 2007. [1] The term most influential is often used as a euphemism (disguised peacock term) for another peacock term: greatest.




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