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  • Paul touched his forehead with his rapier blade held vertical.
  • He looked across at that other rock wall, seeing the passage of time in the vertical moonshadows there.
  • A deep crack stretched its vertical shadow upward into the cliff ahead of them.
  • He added another pinch of spice to the container, sent the foam boiling around Jessica’s hands as she began cutting a vertical face in the upper slant of the hole.
  • As he moved, he heard heavy breathing, suddenly stilled, above him in the vertical crack of the rock, and sensed a faint shadow there outlined against the stars.
  • He squeezed around a corner in the rocks, found himself in a narrow vertical crack, began inching upward—his back against one side, his feet against the other—slowly, as silently as he could.

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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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