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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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  1. of or relating to Sparta or its citizens.
  2. austere, frugal or characterized by self-denial, as was customary in Sparta
    I went on the retreat to the monastery thinking I would be sleeping in a spartan cell to discover a simple, but comfortable bedroom.
  3. resolute in the face of danger or adversity
    The spartan legionnaries vowed to fight to the death.
  4. lacking in decoration and luxury
    After ten years as a fashion designer in the rough-and-tumble Garment District, Eloise left New York for the spartan but serene life of a farmer's wife.

--Wiktionary, 2009

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