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Kästner

[kast-ner; German kest-nuh r] /ˈkæst nər; German ˈkɛst nər/
noun
1.
Erich
[ey-rikh] /ˈeɪ rɪx/ (Show IPA),
1899–1974, German writer.
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  • And that evening Sondheim had sent him an ultimatum by kastner.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • kastner got up and gave him a sinister, near-sighted look: “If ve done damach ve pay,” he remarked.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • kastner sneered at him and nudged Sondheim, who immediately sat up in bed and levelled an unwashed hand at Skidder.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • “That mutt Sondheim looks like a bad one to me, and the other guy––kastner,” he observed gloomily.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • kastner forestalled him: “You try it some monkey trick and you try it no more effer again.”

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • kastner added that he feared investigation more than they did because he had more at stake.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • The following prescription, for preparing what he calls malt wine, is given by Dr. kastner.

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