Happily he was not so; he was only susceptible in respect of his right to water-power; moreover, he had the marital habit of not listening very closely, and since his mention of Mr. Riley, had been apparently occupied in a tactile examination of his woollen stockings.
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I’ll think I’m responding to the play, when it’s only a tactile reaction to vibration.
Ray Bradbury -- Fahrenheit 451
I get up, walk to the night, and breathe it in —the dust, the tactile smell of wetness, oxygen now being pounded into the ground so it is difficult to breathe.