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The War of the Worlds
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  • The burning heather had been extinguished, but the level ground towards Ottershaw was blackened as far as one could see, and still giving off vertical streamers of smoke.
  • Beyond the pit stood the little wedge of people with the white flag at its apex, arrested by these phenomena, a little knot of small vertical black shapes upon the black ground.
  • Vertical black figures in twos and threes would advance, stop, watch, and advance again, spreading out as they did so in a thin irregular crescent that promised to enclose the pit in its attenuated horns.
  • The detachment of the plaster had left a vertical slit open in the debris, and by raising myself cautiously across a beam I was able to see out of this gap into what had been overnight a quiet suburban roadway.
  • From this unseen receiver a little thread of green smoke rose vertically into the quiet air.

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  • The architect used long vertical lines to pull the eye upward.
  • On a small ladder, a good-looking sandy-haired boy is painting a vertical sign that will say:  "Doc’s."
    Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim  --  Westside Story

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