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                <p><a target="_top" href="https://codepen.io/romanrudenko/pen/frckp">Previous Step</a> 08.complete <a target="_top" href="https://codepen.io/romanrudenko/pen/bpeDF">Next Step</a></p>

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  <p>Call me Ishmael.  Some years ago &ndash; never mind how long precisely &ndash; having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world.  It is a way I have of driving off the spleen, and regulating the circulation.  Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off &ndash; then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.</p>  
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                html, body, p { margin: 0; padding: 0; font-family: sans-serif;}

.ellipsis {
  overflow: hidden;
  height: 200px;
	line-height: 25px;
	margin: 20px;
	border: 5px solid #AAA; }

.ellipsis:before {
	content:"";
	float: left;
	width: 5px; height: 200px; }

.ellipsis > *:first-child {
	float: right;
	width: 100%;
	margin-left: -5px; }		

.ellipsis:after {
	content: "\02026";  

	box-sizing: content-box;
	-webkit-box-sizing: content-box;
	-moz-box-sizing: content-box;

	float: right; position: relative;
	top: -25px; left: 100%; 
	width: 3em; margin-left: -3em;
	padding-right: 5px;
	
	text-align: right;

  
  background-size: 100% 100%;
  /* 512x1 image, gradient for IE9. Transparent at 0% -> white at 50% -> white at 100%.*/
background-image: url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAgAAAAABCAMAAACfZeZEAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAwBQTFRF////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////AAAA////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////wDWRdwAAAP90Uk5TgsRjMZXhS30YrvDUP3Emow1YibnM9+ggOZxrBtpRRo94gxItwLOoX/vsHdA2yGgL8+TdKUK8VFufmHSGgAQWJNc9tk+rb5KMCA8aM0iwpWV6dwP9+fXuFerm3yMs0jDOysY8wr5FTldeoWKabgEJ8RATG+IeIdsn2NUqLjQ3OgBDumC3SbRMsVKsValZplydZpZpbJOQco2KdYeEe36BDAL8/vgHBfr2CvTyDu8R7esU6RcZ5ecc4+Af3iLcJSjZ1ivT0S/PMs3LNck4x8U7wz7Bv0G9RLtHuEq1TbJQr1OtVqqnWqRdoqBhnmSbZ5mXapRtcJGOc4t2eYiFfH9AS7qYlgAAARlJREFUKM9jqK9fEGS7VNrDI2+F/nyB1Z4Fa5UKN4TbbeLY7FW0Tatkp3jp7mj7vXzl+4yrDsYoVx+JYz7mXXNSp/a0RN25JMcLPP8umzRcTZW77tNyk63tdprzXdmO+2ZdD9MFe56Y9z3LUG96mcX02n/CW71JH6Qmf8px/cw77ZvVzB+BCj8D5vxhn/vXZh6D4uzf1rN+Cc347j79q/zUL25TPrJMfG/5LvuNZP8rixeZz/mf+vU+Vut+5NL5gPOeb/sd1dZbTs03hBuvmV5JuaRyMfk849nEM7qnEk6IHI8/qn049hB35QGHiv0yZXuMdkXtYC3ebrglcqvYxoj1muvC1nDlrzJYGbpcdHHIMo2FwYv+j3QAAOBSfkZYITwUAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC);
  
	background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, right top,
		from(rgba(255, 255, 255, 0)), to(white), color-stop(50%, white));
	background: -moz-linear-gradient(to right, rgba(255, 255, 255, 0), white 50%, white);			
	background: -o-linear-gradient(to right, rgba(255, 255, 255, 0), white 50%, white);
	background: -ms-linear-gradient(to right, rgba(255, 255, 255, 0), white 50%, white);
	background: linear-gradient(to right, rgba(255, 255, 255, 0), white 50%, white);



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                // We change the content of the :after generated element to use an actual ellipsis and apply a transparent-to-white gradient background to hide any text it overlays. Debugging-specific properties, such as background highlighting and semi-transparency are now removed and we arrive at our final result.
              
            
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