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  • The cities that had been good enough for earlier generations had been rebuilt-or deserted and left as museum specimens when they had ceased to serve any useful purpose.
  • Presumably it was a pressure-capsule containing some specimen of deep-sea life, still swimming happily around under its normal tons-to-the-square-centimetre conditions.
  • It would never do to let a valuable specimen be destroyed.
  • "What would happen," continued Jan thoughtfully, "if someone volunteered to go as a live specimen?
  • The Overlord psychologist was still studying the last specimen of Homo sapiens.

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  • The museum holds over a million insect specimens.
  • they collected a tissue specimen for analysis

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