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  • I had to wait for his calls in the police station to tell the cops when a load was setting out from the yard, my first lawful sitting in such a place, moving from dark to lighter inside the great social protoplasm.†   (source)
  • But the upshot of this was, that as he investigated the irritability of protoplasm he discovered some of the secrets of life.†   (source)
  • It turned out that they had mistaken a precipitate of gypsum for protoplasm.†   (source)
  • Without their spirit life might never have moved out of protoplasm.†   (source)
  • It felt to her as if she were fingering the very quivering tissue, the very protoplasm of life, as she heard him.†   (source)
  • The answer people gave was: Life, a special immunity of living protoplasm—and acted as if they did not notice what a mystical explanation that was.†   (source)
  • It's because—it's because there is scarcely any shadow in it; it's more shimmery, as if I'd painted the shimmering protoplasm in the leaves and everywhere, and not the stiffness of the shape.†   (source)
  • Anything like a mechanical explanation for these achievements of protoplasm was completely out of the question.†   (source)
  • And yet, for all that, the accomplishments of protoplasm remained quite inexplicable—it seemed that life was prohibited from understanding itself.†   (source)
  • This riotous living, however, soon led to ruin, because the nuclei of these monster cells began to shrink and break down, their protoplasm began to congeal and decompose; other tissues in the vicinity were affected by the same foreign stimuli.†   (source)
  • The cells of the mucuslike tissue between which or in which the bacilli resided formed millet-seed-size nodules, some of which were very large indeed and extraordinarily rich in protoplasm containing numerous nuclei.†   (source)
  • With a volume on embryology propped at the bottom of his sternum, our young adventurer followed the development of the organism from the moment when the sperm, out in front of many just like itself and driven onward by the whipping motion of its taii, crashed headfirst into the gelatin coating of the egg and bored its way through to what is called the mount of conception, a conical protrusion in the outer rim of the egg's protoplasm formed in reaction to the approach of the sperm.†   (source)
  • While the moon followed its prescribed path across the high mountain valley glistening like crystal below, he would read, pursue his study of organized matter, of the characteristics of protoplasm, that self-sustaining, delicate substance that hovers intriguingly between synthesis and dissolution and whose basic forms have remained the same as when it first assumed rudimentary shape.†   (source)
  • It was not made up of tiny grains of rock, but, as everyone knew, consisted of myriads of water droplets, violently gathered up and frozen into manifold, symmetrical crystals— little pieces of an inorganic substance, the wellspring of protoplasm, of plants and human beings; and among all those myriads of magical stars in their secret, minuscule splendor never intended for the human eye, no two were alike.†   (source)
  • Of course, we could not count the dead, because they did not exist as individuals, but merely as homogeneous protoplasm, with alloys of iron and buttons.†   (source)
  • There were atoms in the ancient world even, but since we've learned that you've discovered the chemical molecule and protoplasm and the devil knows what, we had to lower our crest.†   (source)
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