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  • First, they saw the lone shapes, which were factories, rolling across their windowpanes-then the shapes fused into the blur of streets-then a delta of rails spread out before them, like the mouth of a funnel sucking them into the Taggart station, with nothing to protect them but the small green beads of lights scattered over the ground-from the height of the cab, they saw boxcars on sidings streak past as flat ribbons of roof tops —the black hole of the train-shed flew at theirů

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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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