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  • Past the gates she could see Alicante below, shimmering water in the canals, the demon towers reaching up to where sunlight made them glitter like mica sparkling in stone.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Where do you find a porcupine necktie in Mica, Arizona—or anywhere else, for that matter?
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • "No, mica," said Josefina.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • Mr. Muldoon managed the mica mines, and his house had a long front porch with varnished floorboards, and the steps were varnished as well, and so was the swing.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread

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  • Others were speckled with flakes of mica that caught the morning sun with a cheerful shimmer.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • The signs on cards, picked out with shining mica: Pies Like Mother Used to Make.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • The sun caught the broken mica in the old patched pavement as he made the U-turn.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • I found the inner wall to consist of a kind of talc, mingled with threads of asbestos, and also indications of mica.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • The air was cool and dry, and when we stopped at a switch to let a line of low coal cars go past us, I peered down the tunnel and the mica in the rock wall sparkled like diamonds.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Stirred up by our footsteps, the mica–rich dust on this beach flew into the air like a cloud of sparks.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

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  • Persons Unknown That Monday, the sixteenth of November, 1959, was still another fine specimen of pheasant weather on the high wheat plains of western Kansas-a day gloriously bright-skied, as glittery as mica.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • His little eyes glittered like mica discs—with curiosity,—though he tried to keep up a bit of superciliousness.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • He looked down and was relieved to see a faint reflection off a surface—not the dirt and rock of the tunnel, but a floor smooth and dark like polished mica.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • He waited at the door until the sheriff came out—the fat man, with little wise eyes like bits of mica embedded in his fat, still face.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Halfway up the hill Samuel squatted down and took up a handful of the harsh gravelly earth in his palm and spread it with his forefinger, flint and sandstone and bits of shining mica and a frail rootlet and a veined stone.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • She touched the wings of flies, the souls of invisible bacteria, all specks, mites, and mica-snowings of sunlight filtrated with motion and much more hidden emotion.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • The sparkle of the mica was dulled by the baked ground, and a few gusts of mistral from down the coast seeped through the Esterel and rocked the fishing boats in the harbor, pointing the masts here and there at a featureless sky.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Dead ahead there swelled up a smooth, symmetrical hummock, its slopes, flecked with mica, reflecting the sun like a massed array of heliographs.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • The shores of Earraid were close in; I could see in the moonlight the dots of heather and the sparkling of the mica in the rocks.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • The overhead light was softened by a desk lamp with an amber mica shade.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • The sand itself was dark, glittering with silver mica.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • There were roller skates made of shining nickel with straps of good brown leather and silvered nervous wheels, tensed for rolling, needing but a breath to start them turning, as they lay crossed one over the other, sprinkled with mica snow on a bed of cloudlike cotton.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Others found that mica, of which the melting point is 9000C., had fused on granite gravestones three hundred and eighty yards from the centre; that telephone poles of Cryptomeria japonica, whose carbonization temperature is 2400C., had been charred at forty-four hundred yards from the centre; and that the surface of grey clay tiles of the type used in Hiroshima, whose melting point is 1,3000C., had dissolved at six hundred yards; and after examining other significant ashes and melted…
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • …room did not look dull; it looked marvellously pure, marvellously full of its own gray and eldritch charm; he could imagine cranes half-glimpsed in gunmetal mist standing in one-legged silence beside upland lakes in that light, could imagine the mica flecks in rocks jutting from spring grasses in upland meadows shining with the shaggy glow of glazed window-glass in that light, could imagine elves shucking their busy selves off to work in lines under the dewsoaked leaves of early ivy in…
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Painted and rouged with theater greasepaint and dusted with mica snow, Jimmy and I marched around the store with tambourines and curl-tongued noisemakers, turning somersaults in our billiard-felt jester’s suits, and we gathered a gang of kids to lead to the third floor where the Swede Santa Claus sat in his sleigh, with reindeer artfully hung from the ceiling, the toy trains snicking and money baskets mousing swift and mechanical on the cables to the cashier’s cage.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • They swayed gently, and beneath the sun and water was mica behind them.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • "Handsome" … Like mica-glints in the sidewalk, another phrase!
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • Where they’d resprinkled it since church, the talcum shone like mica on their downy arms.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • The dark ribbon you see is the Tiber cutting through the light, and those white flakes, like mica, are the large piazze.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Look, Auntie, look, her niece would cry, and when she opened her hand there would be a shiny flake of mica to see, or maybe a bisected worm, all squiggly confusion.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • They turned back to the business of the climb, scrambling over jackstraw falls of rock and crouch-walking up inclined planes of stone shot with glitters of quartz and mica.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • I climbed up, slipping and floundering, lost the echoed light and found it again, a good little new-split stone with a piece of mica in it—not a fortune but a good thing to have.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • In that glacier of words grinding toward the twentieth century, Prendergast’s card was a single fragment of mica glinting with lunacy, pleading to be picked up and pocketed.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • We discovered large sheets of mica that you could pound into powder and then rub all over your body so you’d shimmer under the Nevada sun as if you were coated with diamonds.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • Above a cornice of gilded balls, the ceiling rose in pavilion style until it broke into a shallow dome set with hundreds of panes of violet mica, permitting a flood of light deliciously reposeful.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • She paused and it was true, she looked a little toneless in here, away from the Sundance of poolside light, her face deprived of its unquiet shading, the mica animation that gave her bones a line and edge.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Tracks of bare feet, glinting like mica, Led over the bright plain and beyond the inn’s hut, And the dogs sighting these tracks by the Star’s light Growled at them as if at a candle-end’s flame.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • A hundred times had Martin obediently looked at the specimens in the brown, crackly-varnished bookcase: the beetles and chunks of mica; the embryo of a two-headed calf, the gallstones removed from a respectable lady whom the Doc enthusiastically named to all visitors.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • This is mica schist—siliceous mineral.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Well I have, for the Fourth-month showers have, and the mica on the side of a rock has.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • "This is Mica Area High School," I reminded him.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • Mica Area High School—MAHS—was not exactly a hotbed of nonconformity.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • Our home meets were held on the Mica Country Club golf course.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • We passed the "Welcome to Mica" sign.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • At Mica Area High School, Hillari Kimble was famous for three things: her mouth, The Hoax, and Wayne Parr.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • Old-timers—or as old as timers got in a city as young as Mica—said they had never heard such a racket.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • A natural question in a city as young as Mica.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • In his column next day, the sports editor of the Mica Times referred to her as "the best athlete on the field."
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • The pet shop at the Mica Mall ran out of rats.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • There were no PA announcements, no TV coverage, no headlines in the Mica Times: MARS STUDENTS ASTIR
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
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