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Old Man and the Sea, The

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  1. a novel (1952) by Ernest Hemingway.
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Old Man of the Sea

  1. (in The Arabian Nights' Entertainments) an old man who clung to the shoulders of Sindbad the Sailor for many days and nights.
  2. a burden, annoyance, care, or the like, from which it is extremely difficult to free oneself.
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