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  • There were fine plates in it worth double the money, the stars and the moon and comets with long tails.
  • —I’ll tell you a damn good one about comets’ tails, he said.
  • Bloom was pointing out all the stars and the comets in the heavens to Chris Callinan and the jarvey: the great bear and Hercules and the dragon, and the whole jingbang lot.
  • …synchronous discoveries of Galileo, Simon Marius, Piazzi, Le Verrier, Herschel, Galle: the systematisations attempted by Bode and Kepler of cubes of distances and squares of times of revolution: the almost infinite compressibility of hirsute comets and their vast elliptical egressive and reentrant orbits from perihelion to aphelion: the sidereal origin of meteoric stones: the Libyan floods on Mars about the period of the birth of the younger astroscopist: the annual recurrence of…

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  • I look under the sink and find a dried-out Brillo pad and a can of Comet.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Three of us had giant camping flashlights, the glow illuminating jarring images: It was suburbia, post-comet, post-zombie, post-humanity.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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