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"Winter Sundays", page 8
banked fires a low-burning fire left in a fireplace to be revived by the addition of air or more fuel My mother would bank the fire in the hearth so that we could quickly start the fire in the morning.
chronic frequently occuring (from chron="time") He was chronically ill that winter due to lack of warm housing.
austere marked by self-denial or self-discipline Though he was a millionaire, his apartment was quite austere.