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  • In this way, metaphorically speaking, a strong lens applied to Mrs. Cadwallader’s match-making will show a play of minute causes producing what may be called thought and speech vortices to bring her the sort of food she needed.
  • Even with a microscope directed on a water-drop we find ourselves making interpretations which turn out to be rather coarse; for whereas under a weak lens you may seem to see a creature exhibiting an active voracity into which other smaller creatures actively play as if they were so many animated tax-pennies, a stronger lens reveals to you certain tiniest hairlets which make vortices for these victims while the swallower waits passively at his receipt of custom.

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  • The tunnel ended in a whirling vortex of darkness.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • What happens is the water spray creates a vortex, kind of like a hurricane.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines

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