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  • Thoughts about the screw as combined rigidness and adhesiveness and about its special helical interlock might lead naturally to solutions of impaction and use of solvents.†   (source)
  • It had required a Helix helicopter from the Kiev to the Tarawa, then a U.S. Navy Sea King to Norfolk.†   (source)
  • It was for a laugh, for a laugh, all the kids had laughed and laughed, and the droll tuba player of the old Elk's band had rendered it solo on his helical horn; with comical flourishes and doleful phrasing, "Boo boo boo booooo, Poor Robin clean"-a mock funeral dirge ….†   (source)
  • From the car window, Lourdes saw the island's wounded landscapes, its helices of palms.†   (source)
  • Double helixes of DNA twisted and spiraled across my screen, then were overlaid with faded, unreadable newspaper clippings, staccato chunks of sound, colored postcards of New York.†   (source)
  • Tiny golden bubbles rose in double and triple helixes, evaporating with a hiss that sounded very nearly like a human sigh.†   (source)
  • Shimmying for the sand roads, down in a helix to a sculptured body of water named Lake Inverarity.†   (source)
  • Of land-shells I collected sixteen kinds (and two marked varieties, of which, with the exception of one Helix found at Tahiti, all are peculiar to this archipelago:)   (source)
  • a helical shell
  • a helix-shaped shell
  • Twin lines of hardening earth snaked toward me, crossing like a DNA helix.†   (source)
  • She has parked her little car in her own little numbered slot, for which the Feds require her to pay about ten percent of her salary (if she doesn't like it she can take a taxi or walk) and walked up several levels of a blindingly lit reinforced-concrete helix in which most of the spaces-the good spaces closer to the surface-are reserved for people other than her, but empty.†   (source)
  • Every creepy guy in sunglasses and slippery hair you've ever seen, they're all here, all with little fleshtone helices of wire trailing down from their ears.†   (source)
  • It is like being inside an educational toy designed to teach solid geometry to three. year. olds: cubes, spheres, tetrahedrons, polyhedrons, connected with a web of cylinders and lines and helices.†   (source)
  • A long pointer, emerging from the area of no light beside the screen, rests on the volutes and helices, indicating which is which.†   (source)
  • Doric columns are the strongest and simplest, Corinthian ones are the lightest and most ornate, adorned with rows of acanthus leaves giving rise to graceful volutes and helices.†   (source)
  • He dropped it back into the box and picked up instead the stretched helix of a small window-shade spring.†   (source)
  • They turned in on the left by the church with the Italian porch, whose helical columns were heavily draped with creepers, and pursued the lane till there arose on Jude's sight the circular theatre with that well-known lantern above it, which stood in his mind as the sad symbol of his abandoned hopes, for it was from that outlook that he had finally surveyed the City of Colleges on the afternoon of his great meditation, which convinced him at last of the futility of his attempt to be a…†   (source)
  • At the end of a minute a dull splashing reverberated from the bottom of the well; the helical twist he had imparted to the rope had reached the grapnel below.†   (source)
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