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Childhood's End
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  • Though they seemed able to breathe terrestrial air, they sometimes carried small cylinders of gas from which they refreshed themselves occasionally.
  • As a result his head was a mere two metres from the ground, and George had a unique chance of studying extra-terrestrial biology.
  • Unfortunately, as he knew little about terrestrial biology, he was not able to learn much that he did not already know.
  • It was obvious that little could be learned from a study of this primitive vehicle, even if its owners handed it over without reservation to inquisitive terrestrial scientists.
  • They had taken him across in a ship no larger than a terrestrial airliner.
  • Jan had spent several hours here, talking into a recording device while the Overlords presented various terrestrial objects to him.
  • Of course, it might have been a model, enormously enlarged as were microbes and insects in terrestrial museums.
  • He had never thought, when he said goodbye to Suffivan eighty terrestrial years ago, that the last generation of mankind was already in the womb.

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  • Unless we’ve launched some kind of classified aircraft, no way this thing is terrestrial."
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • My own pessimism, my insecurity, was a more terrestrial affair.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River

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