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  • He paused for the mnemonic blink that would store the pattern of her face in his memory—prune-wrinkled features darkly browned, blue-on-blue eyes without any white in them.
  • All the special training from Hawat and his mother — the mnemonics, the focusing of awareness, the muscle control and sharpening of sensitivities, the study of languages and nuances of voices — all of it clicked into a new kind of understanding in his mind.
  • FILMBOOK: any shigawire imprint used in training and carrying a mnemonic pulse.
  • Names flitted through Paul’s mind, each with its picture imprinted by the book’s mnemonic pulse: saguaro, burro bush, date palm, sand verbena, evening primrose, barrel cactus, incense bush, smoke tree, creosote bush . kit fox, desert hawk, kangaroo mouse . Names and pictures, names and pictures from man’s terranic past—and many to be found now nowhere else in the universe except here on Arrakis.

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  • I learned a mnemonic technique to remember the Northern European countries from West to East:  "No Soup For Russia" (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia)
  • I did it last year with Northern Ireland and reciting the counties (you remember them by the mnemonic FAT LAD—Fermanagh, Antrim, Tyrone, Londonderry, Armagh, Down) can be very impressive to trot out when you are accused of not concentrating.
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging

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