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a more ripe and rank case of dishonorable dealing will never, in all probability, be found in history

20 October 2012
Hi Brinna147, the quotation you posted translated into modern, everyday English would read something like this: 'this is the worst case of untrustworthy behaviour I have ever seen'. 'Ripe' can be used to mean 'full of', as can 'rank' (but rank also has a meaning of unpleasant). Hope that's helpful for you.
20 October 2012
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