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as in: delta wing aircraft Define
the 4th letter of the Greek alphabet; or an object shaped like its capital form (like an equilateral triangle)
  • their caste was Delta

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  • The aircraft uses a delta wing configuration.
  • The Delta Delta Delta sorority was founded in 1888 at Boston University.

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  • I’m working on a wonderful Delta-Minus ovary at this moment.
  • Oh no, I don’t want to play with Delta children.

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  • They all wear green, and Delta children wear khaki.
  • Oh no, I don’t want to play with Delta children.
  • In the Ealing stadium a Delta gymnastic display and community sing was in progress.
  • He opened the door of his lock-up and called to a lounging couple of Delta-Minus attendants to come and push his machine out on to the roof.
  • Each time he found himself looking on the level, instead of downward, into a Delta’s face, he felt humiliated.
  • Thirty-three Delta females, long-headed, sandy, with narrow pelvises, and all within 20 millimetres of 1 metre 69 centimetres tall, were cutting screws.
  • In the basement and on the low floors were the presses and offices of the three great London newspapers–The Hourly Radio, an upper-caste sheet, the pale green Gamma Gazette, and, on khaki paper and in words exclusively of one syllable, The Delta Mirror.
  • Crowds of lower-caste workers were queued up in front of the monorail station-seven or eight hundred Gamma, Delta and Epsilon men and women, with not more than a dozen faces and statures between them.

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  • to kiss, slobberingly, and smelt too horrible, obviously never had a bath, and simply reeked of that beastly stuff that was put into Delta and Epsilon bottles (no, it wasn’t true about Bernard), positively stank of alcohol.
  • The words "Throw it all away" pierced through the enfolding layers of incomprehension to the quick of the Delta’s consciousness.
  • The completed mechanisms were inspected by eighteen identical curly auburn girls in Gamma green, packed in crates by thirty-four short-legged, left-handed male Delta-Minuses, and loaded into the waiting trucks and lorries by sixty-three blue-eyed, flaxen and freckled Epsilon Semi-Morons.
  • Half an hour later, three Delta-Minus landworkers from one of the Puttenham Bokanovsky Groups happened to be driving to Elstead and, at the top of the hill, were astonished to see a young man standing 0utside the abandoned lighthouse stripped to the waist and hitting himself with a whip of knotted cords.
  • Undeterred by that cautionary bruise on their colleague’s coccyx, four other reporters, representing the New York Times, the Frankfurt Four-Dimensional Continuum, The Fordian Science Monitor, and The Delta Mirror, called that afternoon at the lighthouse and met with receptions of progressively increasing violence.
  • "… all wear green," said a soft but very distinct voice, beginning in the middle of a sentence, "and Delta Children wear khaki.

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as in: river delta Define
a typically triangular area with sand or soil where a river divides before entering a larger body of water
as in: delta wing aircraft Define
the 4th letter of the Greek alphabet; or an object shaped like its capital form (like an equilateral triangle)
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