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  • The test showed a high white corpuscle count.
  • So is the microscopic examination for blood corpuscles.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  --  A Study In Scarlet
  • I said "corpuscle."
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • His face was red, the corpuscles around his thick nose swollen.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day

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  • There were kidneys, nerve sheaths and corpuscles.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The drop in the number of white blood corpuscles reduced the patient’s capacity to resist infection, so open wounds were unusually slow in healing and many of the sick developed sore throats and mouths.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Ruth heard the supplication in her words and it seemed to her that she was not looking at a person but at an impulse, a cell, a red corpuscle that neither knows nor understands why it is driven to spend its whole life in one pursuit: swimming up a dark tunnel toward the muscle of a heart or an eye’s nerve end that it both nourished and fed from.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • Hunger and a lack of blood-corpuscles take all the manhood from a man.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • Did you ever see that Star Trek where those aliens are sucking the salt out of everything? I always thought they should be called corpuscles.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • God’s unity was indubitable and indubitably announced, but on all other points he wavered like the average Christian; his belief in the life to come would pale to a hope, vanish, reappear, all in a single sentence or a dozen heart-beats, so that the corpuscles of his blood rather than he seemed to decide which opinion he should hold, and for how long.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India

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  • A few confused resemblances: clouds or distant coast, birds or corpuscles, fled across my eyes.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • …arrogating to herself, because it fills her veins also, nourishment from the old blood that crossed uncharted seas and continents and battled wilderness hardships and lurking circumstances and fatalities, with tranquil disregard of whatever onerous carks to leisure and even peace which the preservation of it incurs upon what might be called the contemporary transmutable fountainhead who contrives to keep the crass foodbearing corpuscles sufficiently numerous and healthy in the stream.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • A gritty, corpuscular universe, a grating of stiff and angular machines.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • Why should streptococcus dissolve the red blood corpuscles of sheep more easily than those of rabbits?
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Corpuscle islands.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • When the last corpuscle vanished between his port-red lips, he rubbed his hands flat together-"polishing his palms," as Garrow used to say-and said, "Know this about me, then: I was born some centuries past in our city of Luthivira, which stood in the woods by Lake Tidosten.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • He mixed the supernatant fluid from a centrifugated culture with a suspension of red blood corpuscles and placed it in the incubator.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • By a corpuscle.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Corpuscles.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • But most of the processes were incomparably tedious: removing samples of the culture every six hours, making salt suspensions of corpuscles in small tubes, recording the results.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • There were picturesque moments when, after centrifuging, the organisms lay in coiling cloudy masses at the bottoms of the tubes; or when the red corpuscles were completely dissolved and the opaque brick-red liquid turned to the color of pale wine.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • And what will this power do to you? I know that I in, say, an ancient place like Venice or in Rome, passing along the side of majestic walls where great men once sat, experienced what it was to be simply a dot, a speck that scans across the cornea, a corpuscle, almost white, almost nothing but air: I to these ottimati in their thought.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • He was an M.B. of Edinburgh; he had served in the African bush; he had had black-water fever and cholera and most other reasonable afflictions; and he had come to St. Hubert only to recover his red blood corpuscles and to disturb the unhappy Inchcape Jones.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
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