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  • A third nurse, a pneumatic black girl in pale pink, stands at the end of the table with her hands on her hips.†   (source)
  • One: They were taking enemy fire, a combination of shoulder-fired RPGs and machine-gun fire now slamming into the armor like pneumatic hammers.†   (source)
  • You will receive pneumatic injections.†   (source)
  • Not in good shape—we've got him in a pneumatic bed with a round-the-clock watch and more instruments wired into him than you would believe.†   (source)
  • It was an advanced weapon; the perforated cylinder that was the silencer was pneumatically snapped on, reducing the decibel count of a gunshot to a loud spit — but no more than a spit — the accuracy unaffected at close range.†   (source)
  • The minister, a man of iron with tool-steel eyes and a delivery like a pneumatic drill, opened up with prayer and reassured us that we were a pretty sorry lot.†   (source)
  • She embraced him with pneumatic intensity, contriving to press his hand into her cleavage.†   (source)
  • The pneumatic pads pumped to cradle her crown.†   (source)
  • Below them, the last stone ring turned and settled with a deep pneumatic hiss.†   (source)
  • Joe Magruder and Ronnie DuBay got the chainfall on the truck's pneumatic Step-Loader, and it whooshed gently down to the dirt driveway on a sigh of air.†   (source)
  • The pneumatic doors were slightly askew where the troll had barged through, but otherwise everything seemed operational.†   (source)
  • Foaly hauled the door across until the suction ring took hold, sealing the portal with a pneumatic hiss.†   (source)
  • The stories were mimeographed and stuffed into the brass and velvet cartridges which the pneumatic tubes ate.†   (source)
  • In the main hall of Beaumont House, a pneumatic model of Maria Beaumont slowly climbed to a dais with a tiny book in her hands.†   (source)
  • As the last light on the dais melted away, Maria stripped off her gown and displayed the astonishing nude body that was a miracle of pneumatic surgery.†   (source)
  • Six, sir; five, sir...Maria Beaumont clove through the crowd, arms outstretched, eyes outstretched, naked bosom outstretched...her body transformed by pneumatic surgery into an exagerated East Indian figure with puffed hips, puffed calves and puffed gilt breasts.†   (source)
  • Anyhow she was pneumatic, particularly pneumatic; I remember that.†   (source)
  • He rolled up the completed bundle of work and slid it into the pneumatic tube.†   (source)
  • Helmholtz rose from his pneumatic chair.†   (source)
  • Sunk in their pneumatic stalls, Lenina and the Savage sniffed and listened.†   (source)
  • Noiseless on his pneumatic shoes, the man came up behind him.†   (source)
  • Every one says I'm awfully pneumatic," said Lenina reflectively, patting her own legs.†   (source)
  • One of them was leaning his chest on a pneumatic drill, pressing it hard into the gravel road and it made a loud rut-ta-tutting that echoed in the stillness of the afternoon, spitting up dirt and sprays of gravel as it dug.†   (source)
  • Then he unrolled and clipped together four small cylinders of paper which had already flopped out of the pneumatic tube on the right-hand side of his desk.†   (source)
  • My knees gave slowly down, like a pneumatic jack letting down the weight of a car to the floor, and I was back in my chair.†   (source)
  • What happened in the unseen labyrinth to which the pneumatic tubes led, he did not know in detail, but he did know in general terms.†   (source)
  • Three messages had slid out of the pneumatic tube while Winston was working, but they were simple matters, and he had disposed of them before the Two Minutes Hate interrupted him.†   (source)
  • As soon as Winston had dealt with each of the messages, he clipped his speakwritten corrections to the appropriate copy of The Times and pushed them into the pneumatic tube.†   (source)
  • Winston dialled 'back numbers' on the telescreen and called for the appropriate issues of The Times, which slid out of the pneumatic tube after only a few minutes' delay.†   (source)
  • It's more like a caffeine-solution party than a trial," he said, and let himself fall into the most luxurious of the pneumatic arm-chairs.†   (source)
  • About five years after this, in 1973, Winston was unrolling a wad of documents which had just flopped out of the pneumatic tube on to his desk when he came on a fragment of paper which had evidently been slipped in among the others and then forgotten.†   (source)
  • Are you quite sure that the Edmund in that pneumatic chair hasn't been just as heavily punished as the Edmund who's wounded and bleeding to death?†   (source)
  • To the right of the speakwrite, a small pneumatic tube for written messages, to the left, a larger one for newspapers; and in the side wall, within easy reach of Winston's arm, a large oblong slit protected by a wire grating.†   (source)
  • Sitting in a pneumatic chair, with his arm round a girl's waist, sucking away at his sex-hormone chewing-gum and looking at the feelies.†   (source)
  • But she was really too pneumatic.†   (source)
  • Not nearly so pneumatic as Lenina.†   (source)
  • Now-such is progress-the old men work, the old men copulate, the old men have no time, no leisure from pleasure, not a moment to sit down and think-or if ever by some unlucky chance such a crevice of time should yawn in the solid substance of their distractions, there is always soma, delicious soma, half a gramme for a half-holiday, a gramme for a week-end, two grammes for a trip to the gorgeous East, three for a dark eternity on the moon; returning whence they find themselves on the other side of the crevice, safe on the solid ground of daily labour and distraction, scampering from feely to feely, from girl to pneumatic girl, from Electromagnetic Golf course to ...†   (source)
  • Pneumatic too.†   (source)
  • Wonderfully pneumatic.†   (source)
  • Now set aside the modern system of pneumatic house-cleaning, and the economies of co-operative cooking; and consider one single item, the washing of dishes.†   (source)
  • But in the address on the pneumatic message—which, only yesterday, was nothing, was merely a 'little blue' that I had written, and, after a messenger had delivered it to Gilberte's porter and a servant had taken it to her in her room, had become a thing without value or distinction, one of the 'little blues' that she had received in the course of the day—I had difficulty i†   (source)
  • He stopped at the garage for a pneumatic mattress that had amused his guests during the summer, and the chauffeur helped him pump it up.†   (source)
  • The children had oiled its works till it glided noiseless as a pneumatic bicycle, and answered to the helm as it had probably done long ago in its best days.†   (source)
  • Rosemary examined their appurtenances—four large parasols that made a canopy of shade, a portable bath house for dressing, a pneumatic rubber horse, new things that Rosemary had never seen, from the first burst of luxury manufacturing after the War, and probably in the hands of the first of purchasers.†   (source)
  • His car was banked with four others in a line of steel restless as cavalry, while the cross town traffic, limousines and enormous moving-vans and insistent motor-cycles, poured by; on the farther corner, pneumatic riveters rang on the sun-plated skeleton of a new building; and out of this tornado flashed the inspiration of a familiar face, and a fellow Booster shouted, "H' are you, George!"†   (source)
  • You'll have to forgive me, really, for talking like this, but they were in a merry mood themselves, your pneumatic friends.†   (source)
  • shares that she wished him to buy (for it was all very well to shew her that he could live without seeing her, but if, after that, the carriage had to be painted over again, if the shares produced no dividend, a fine lot of good he would have done),—and suddenly, like a stretched piece of elastic which is let go, or the air in a pneumatic machine which is ripped open, the idea of seeing her again, from the remote point in time to which it had been attached, sprang back into the field of the present and of immediate possibilities.†   (source)
  • We stared at them through our thick glass windows: they swam backward with tremendous speed, moving by means of their locomotive tubes, chasing fish and mollusks, eating the little ones, eaten by the big ones, and tossing in indescribable confusion the ten feet that nature has rooted in their heads like a hairpiece of pneumatic snakes.†   (source)
  • He had sometimes propelled her on warm summer evenings, an infirm widow of independent, if limited, means, in her convalescent bathchair with slow revolutions of its wheels as far as the corner of the North Circular road opposite Mr Gavin Low's place of business where she had remained for a certain time scanning through his onelensed binocular fieldglasses unrecognisable citizens on tramcars, roadster bicycles equipped with inflated pneumatic tyres, hackney carriages, tandems, private and hired landaus, dogcarts, ponytraps and brakes passing from the city to the Phoenix Park and vice versa.†   (source)
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