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  • I had abominable dreams—which seemed to be a compendium of all the tales of Edgar Allan Poe: myself being split in twain by monstrous mechanisms, drowned in a whirling vortex of mud, being immured in stone and, most fearsomely, buried alive.†   (source)
  • Compared to the Yamacraw children, everyone I brought to the island was a compendium of ideas and experience, and the one transcendent problem of all who came to the classroom was the intelligent condensation and control of the material they wished to present.†   (source)
  • LENA HAD GRABBED Professor Gurshelfs Illustrated Atlas of the World — Being a Compendium of Statistical, Descriptive, Chronological, Geographical, Astronomical and Political Information Respecting All the Peoples and Nations of the Earth.†   (source)
  • He went to his bookcase to retrieve his Rowan Compendium of Known Enemies.†   (source)
  • For here was Mishka's project in a nutshell: a compendium of quotations from seminal texts arranged in chronological order, but in each of which the word bread had been capitalized and printed in bold.†   (source)
  • Although it was hardly an original idea, he had not appreciated the value of such a compendium until very recently.†   (source)
  • At Rowan, every student receives a book, a compendium detailing the habits and behaviors of known enemies.†   (source)
  • The Jade Compendium.†   (source)
  • I should not have brought so many, he told himself as he brushed the dirt off Colloquo Votar's Jade Compendium, a thick volume of tales and legends from the east that Maester Aemon had commanded him to find.†   (source)
  • The Jade Compendium.†   (source)
  • Ronin's note had been brief but was relatively clear; "RCOKE" clearly stood for Max's Rowan Compendium of Known Enemies.†   (source)
  • Please work hard to memorize Elysian code, and immediately begin your studies of the Compendium of Conscientia.†   (source)
  • He spotted an open scroll that displayed columns of words from the ancient language and recognized it as a compendium of true names similar to those he had studied in Ellesmera.†   (source)
  • And on the chance that Henry hadn't come to his senses, Vlad desperately needed to read through the Compendium of Conscientiaand see just what lay in store for him and his drudge.†   (source)
  • It was unusual, then, for Tenga to possess one such compendium, but to Eragon's amazement, he saw six others throughout the room, in addition to writings on subjects ranging from history to mathematics to astronomy to botany.†   (source)
  • I'm certain you are as excited as I am that you will begin this journey of understanding, as knowing Elysian code will open up worlds to you, and you will be able to study the Compendium of Conscientia—a book traditionally passed down from vampire to vampire since before time existed.†   (source)
  • Then finally, once his heart had completed its explosion, throwing shards of itself up against the walls of his rib cage, he choked out, "I read something about releasing a drudge in the Compendium of Conscientia.†   (source)
  • I never read about one in the compendiums.†   (source)
  • Everything," said Max, reciting from Rowan's compendiums.†   (source)
  • And the myths—for example, the myths assembled by Ovid in his great compendium, the Metamorphoses—recount again and again the shocking transformations that take place when the insulation between a highly concentrated power center and the lower power field of the surrounding world is, without proper precautions, suddenly taken away.†   (source)
  • There were also whispered stories of a terrible book, a compendium of all the heresies, of which Goldstein was the author and which circulated clandestinely here and there.†   (source)
  • The conjuring stuff of these things, "the Young Magician's Compendium," that neat cabinet where the ebony wand had its place beside the delusive billiard balls, the penny that folded double, and the feather flowers that could be drawn into a hollow candle.†   (source)
  • Aglaya's husband was to be a compendium of all the virtues, and of all success, not to speak of fabulous wealth.†   (source)
  • Baby shifted her knees about—she was a compendium of all the discontented women who had loved Byron a hundred years before, yet, in spite of the tragic affair with the guards' officer there was something wooden and onanistic about her.†   (source)
  • There is no one, not even the hermetics, who does not find in the symbols of the grand portal a satisfactory compendium of their science, of which the Church of Saint-Jacques de la Boucherie was so complete a hieroglyph.†   (source)
  • She now seemed inclined to take a purely critical view of Madame de Cintre, and wished to have it understood that she did not in the least answer for her being a compendium of all the virtues.†   (source)
  • The countless stories Homer's audiences knew came from all over the Greek world and were not consolidated in a single, consistent, and authoritative mythological compendium.†   (source)
  • I have searched in vain at the book-sellers for "How to Learn American in Three Weeks" or some similar compendium.†   (source)
  • (historic), Expel that Pain (medic), Infant's Compendium of the Universe (cosmic), Let's All Chortle (hilaric), Canvasser's Vade Mecum (journalic), Loveletters of Mother Assistant (erotic), Who's Who in Space (astric), Songs that Reached Our Heart (melodic), Pennywise's Way to Wealth (parsimonic).†   (source)
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