american in every pulse-beat, snort and adenoid

Find a writer who is indubitably an American in every pulse-beat, snort and adenoid, an American who has something new and peculiarly American to say and who says it in an unmistakable American way and nine times out of ten you will find that he has some sort of connection with the gargantuan and inordinate abattoir by Lake Michigan.
H. L. Mencken

Aerial view of Chicago with Lake Michigan by Stephen Wiltshire.