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  • With a quick motion of his hand he flipped the dough onto a convex frame covered with rags, held by a fourth man.†   (source)
  • Orr studied Yossarian over his shoulder, his moist lips drawn back around convex rows of large buck teeth.†   (source)
  • For ANGELICA'S use, from Uncle Bilbo, on a round convex mirror.†   (source)
  • He stared at the ceiling light fixture, which was vaguely visible—and only visible at all because the convex disk of glass was lightly frosted with moonglow.†   (source)
  • Light passing through a convex lens converges at the focal point.
  • Borromini altered convex and concave surfaces to create the illusion of movement.
  • Behind my half-head, in the center of the picture, in the empty sky, a pier glass is hanging, convex and encircled by an ornate frame.†   (source)
  • I spend a long time over Van Eyck's The Arnolfini Marriage, going over the inadequate color print of it in my textbook with a magnifying glass; what fascinates me is not the two delicate, pallid, shoulderless hand-holding figures, but the pier glass on the wall behind them, which reflects in its convex surface not only their backs but two other people who aren't in the main picture at all.†   (source)
  • The good armourers—the best lived at Warrington, and still live near there—were careful to make all the forward or entering sides of their suits convex, so that the spear point glanced off them.†   (source)
  • He had coarse features, a blunt nose, a convex and receding brow, tumid and protruded lips.†   (source)
  • Their organs of sight must be too convex!†   (source)
  • A very great number of streets which are now convex were then sunken causeways.†   (source)
  • Then with an expression of interest he laid down his cigarette, and carrying the cane to the window, he looked over it again with a convex lens.†   (source)
  • So she used to rub away at them with her little convex iron, to polish them, till they shone from the sheer pressure of her arm.†   (source)
  • LIX The city of Wintoncester, that fine old city, aforetime capital of Wessex, lay amidst its convex and concave downlands in all the brightness and warmth of a July morning.†   (source)
  • When William was growing up, the family moved from the Bottoms to a house on the brow of the hill, commanding a view of the valley, which spread out like a convex cockle-shell, or a clamp-shell, before it.†   (source)
  • Along the walls stood chairs with lyre-shaped backs, bought by the late general on his campaign in Poland; in one corner was a little bedstead under a muslin canopy beside an iron-clamped chest with a convex lid.†   (source)
  • This august hump, if I mistake not, rises over one of the larger vertebrae, and is, therefore, in some sort, the outer convex mould of it.†   (source)
  • [*] The knife, which is shaped like a crescent, that cuts with the convex side, falls from a less height, and that is all the difference†   (source)
  • The thatched roofs, like fur caps drawn over eyes, reach down over about a third of the low windows, whose coarse convex glasses have knots in the middle like the bottoms of bottles.†   (source)
  • Hester looked by way of humouring the child; and she saw that, owing to the peculiar effect of this convex mirror, the scarlet letter was represented in exaggerated and gigantic proportions, so as to be greatly the most prominent feature of her appearance.†   (source)
  • In the lining of my sleeve were found all the court cards essential in ecarte, and, in the pockets of my wrapper, a number of packs, facsimiles of those used at our sittings, with the single exception that mine were of the species called, technically, arrondees; the honours being slightly convex at the ends, the lower cards slightly convex at the sides.†   (source)
  • They keep a Whale's Rib of an incredible length for a Miracle, which lying upon the Ground with its convex part uppermost, makes an Arch, the Head of which cannot be reached by a Man upon a Camel's Back.†   (source)
  • On this he drew Sokos'hard weapon from his flesh and through his convex shield.†   (source)
  • he passes, struck by the stare of truculent Wellington, but in the convex mirror grin unstruck the bonham eyes and fatchuck cheekchops of Jollypoldy the rixdix doldy.†   (source)
  • An ancient haggadah book in which a pair of hornrimmed convex spectacles inserted marked the passage of thanksgiving in the ritual prayers for Pessach (Passover): a photocard of the Queen's Hotel, Ennis, proprietor, Rudolph Bloom: an envelope addressed: To My Dear Son Leopold.†   (source)
  • What groans of over-fed or half-starv'd who fall sunstruck or in fits,
    What exclamations of women taken suddenly who hurry home and
    give birth to babes,
    What living and buried speech is always vibrating here, what howls
    restrain'd by decorum,
    Arrests of criminals, slights, adulterous offers made, acceptances,
    rejections with convex lips,
    I mind them or the show or resonance of them—I come and I depart.†   (source)
  • Our prison strong, this huge convex of fire,
    Outrageous to devour, immures us round
    Ninefold; and gates of burning adamant,
    Barred over us, prohibit all egress.†   (source)
  • Mean while upon the firm opacous globe
    Of this round world, whose first convex divides
    The luminous inferiour orbs, enclosed
    From Chaos, and the inroad of Darkness old,
    Satan alighted walks: A globe far off
    It seemed, now seems a boundless continent
    Dark, waste, and wild, under the frown of Night
    Starless exposed, and ever-threatening storms
    Of Chaos blustering round, inclement sky;
    Save on that side which from the wall of Heaven,
    Though distant far, some small reflection gains
    Of glimmering air less vexed with tempest loud:
    Here walked the Fiend at large in spacious field.†   (source)
  • Again, God said, Let there be firmament
    Amid the waters, and let it divide
    The waters from the waters; and God made
    The firmament, expanse of liquid, pure,
    Transparent, elemental air, diffused
    In circuit to the uttermost convex
    Of this great round; partition firm and sure,
    The waters underneath from those above
    Dividing: for as earth, so he the world
    Built on circumfluous waters calm, in wide
    Crystalline ocean, and the loud misrule
    Of Chaos far removed; lest fierce extremes
    Contiguous might distemper the whole frame:
    And Heaven he named the Firmament: So even
    And morning chorus sung the second day.†   (source)
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