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  • FADE IN: Concentric colorful circles and hurdy-gurdy music: A hustling, bustling CARTOON CITY comes alive on the screen.†   (source)
  • And a picnic area, with tables arranged in concentric circles.†   (source)
  • The concentric circles of a braided wool rug concealed most of the floorboards.†   (source)
  • Apart from the concentric ripples moving out across the pool, there was no sign of her.†   (source)
  • Through squinted eyes I look into the clouds—heavy, dark, ominous—swirling in small concentric circles and, in the center, the center I'm trying mightily to reach, a face begins to form.†   (source)
  • The EM tanks were dug into their hull-down positions, but Kassad noticed that now even their acquisition radars-visible to him as concentric purple arcs-were motionless.†   (source)
  • Despite the winter cold, the young oaks rose tall and green, growing in concentric circles around a slightly larger specimen in the center.†   (source)
  • It was a kind of Chinese toy, made up of five concentric boxes, and in the last one there was a card laboriously inscribed by someone who could barely write:We'll get together Saturday at the movies .†   (source)
  • The rambling citadel was protected by three concentric layers of walls, numerous towers, and, Eragon noted, hundreds of ballistae made for shooting down a dragon.†   (source)
  • They glided earthward in wide, concentric circles.†   (source)
  • They had been walking for hours, making widening concentric circles through the woods, trying to cover every inch of terrain.†   (source)
  • All three of them wore dance anklets, not Shiva's usual kind, but big leather thongs with four concentric rings of brass bells.†   (source)
  • And isn't there a connection between the name of the brand and the design of concentric circles on the package?†   (source)
  • Some camps were orderly, with the tents arrayed around a fire pit in concentric circles, weapons and armor stacked around the inner ring, horse lines outside.†   (source)
  • Several hundred square huts, each glowing with a different color, rested like children's playing blocks in concentric circles around a large pinnacled structure that towered above the others at the village's center.†   (source)
  • Sand choked the stainless steel gutters of concentric streets below dark skies full of stars like beds of cold jewels.†   (source)
  • Up ahead, beside the road, stood an odd-looking construction: three tiers of square pillars in concentric semicircles, holding up simple friezes.†   (source)
  • Sentries were deployed in concentric circles around Barn 43, even, reportedly, perching in trees.†   (source)
  • But when he asked it, because of his past, it spread out for him like waves in all directions simultaneously, not in a hierarchic structure, but in a concentric one.†   (source)
  • This one, splashed across the page in green ink, looked like two concentric circles, with a square in the center of them.†   (source)
  • Gullberg drew a series of concentric circles on his notepad.†   (source)
  • Allie had always loved flowers, and Noah planted a rose garden in the shape of concentric hearts that was visible from the bedroom window and surrounded a formal, three-tiered fountain.†   (source)
  • Even these days, I'm entranced by the nearsighted ones who sit in the front row and stare at me through concentric rings of sparkling crystal.†   (source)
  • He wanted to dismiss all of it as an old man's rubbish, debris that had fallen out of the years, but the boxes and trunks, the bundles and stacks were plainly part of the pattern: they followed the concentric shadows of the room.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Whitshank was laying the biscuits in the greased skillet, edge to edge in concentric circles.†   (source)
  • Surrounded by concentric rings of security men, a locked stainless steel attache case in one hand, Gabriel strode swiftly across the marble lobby, up a flight of curved stairs, and into the office of Fareed Barakat, the GID's chief.†   (source)
  • Ahistorical, pre-sexual, in suspension between the archaic and the modern, we were as susceptible and impressionable as the drinking water that stood in a bucket in our scullery: every time a passing train made the earth shake, the surface of that water used to ripple delicately, concentrically, and in utter silence.†   (source)
  • Cammed each night out of that safe furrow the bulk of this city's waking each sunrise again set virtuously to plowing, what rich soils had he turned, what concentric planets uncovered?†   (source)
  • It was the wail of a siren, rising and filling, spreading its message of danger in concentric circles out to sea.†   (source)
  • The ancient city was protected by three concentric walls.
  • the scratches will seem to arrange themselves in a fine series of concentric circles round that little sun.   (source)
  • Alan looked at Cayley's computer, saw the signal's concentric curves, most of them grey, not black.†   (source)
  • Arranged in a series of concentric circles, actually.†   (source)
  • Frank, Hazel ...where did we see concentric circles like that before?†   (source)
  • In front of the basilica, bordering the vast oval common, 284 columns swept outward in four concentric arcs of diminishing size ....an architectural trompe de l'oiel used to heighten the piazza's sense of grandeur.†   (source)
  • Down at floor level, three concentric circles of burnished wood desks radiated out from the massive octagonal circulation desk.†   (source)
  • Leo closed the top of the sphere and studied its concentric circles—similar to the ones on the workshop door.†   (source)
  • That the military was accountable, reasonable, and was kept in check by concentric circles of regulations, laws, common sense, common decency.†   (source)
  • The circular concourse was made entirely of white stone ....except for two decorative courses of dark stone, which formed two concentric circles around the monument.†   (source)
  • The sphere was constructed from five concentric rings, each inscribed with zodiac symbols—the bull, the scorpion, et cetera—and seemingly random numbers and letters.†   (source)
  • He could not believe he hadn't noticed it before, but the figures in The Apotheosis of Washington were clearly arranged in two concentric rings—a circle within a circle.†   (source)
  • From his tool belt, he fished out an Archimedes sphere and set the concentric circles to arm the device.†   (source)
  • All around the wall the Endarkened stood in concentric rings, a tight group in front of the gates that led inside.†   (source)
  • Third, that around the outer part of the room were two concentric rings of benchlike tiers—the back one higher than the front—upon which rested numerous dark objects.†   (source)
  • In their place they planted thick, rich grass and more than two thou-sand flowering trees, carefully positioned in concentric arcs leading to the sand.†   (source)
  • The village sat peacefully in the valley, glimmering with the brightly colored homes leading concentrically to the great Thrall.†   (source)
  • Shells had fallen directly in the center and would have killed everyone had it not been for a heavy wall of sandbags in a concentric ring between the cortile and the bunkers.†   (source)
  • The five concentric hearts—the highest bushes in the middle, the lowest on the outside—were bursting in reds, pinks, oranges, whites, and yellows.†   (source)
  • And those concentric rings.†   (source)
  • We entered the rose garden and circled the outermost concentric heart; in time, the lights from the tent behind us grew dimmer.†   (source)
  • It had grown wild in the years the house had been empty; each concentric heart was roughly the same height, and every bush seemed to grow into the last.†   (source)
  • Think of your man as a series of concentric circles, his will being the innermost, his intellect coming next, and finally his fantasy.†   (source)
  • He sat there, his moustache and his eyes focused on the map, on the map that he never truly understood, on the brown tracing of the contours that were traced fine and concentric as a spider's web.†   (source)
  • He is a reflection of the World Axis from which the concentric circles spread—the World Mountain, the World Tree—he is the perfect microcosmic mirror of the macrocosm.†   (source)
  • The mirrors lay beneath him now; what were the groins now jutted out in stairs, concentric ogives, bottomless steps.†   (source)
  • He had stepped straight from the underworld into the world of Brenda Champion who was herself the innermost of a number of concentric ivory spheres.†   (source)
  • Through Chance, we are each a ghost to all the others, and our only reality; through Chance, the huge hinge of the world, and a grain of dust; the stone that starts an avalanche, the pebble whose concentric circles widen across the seas.†   (source)
  • She had no interest in me that evening; the jinn rumbled below us uncalled; she lived apart in a little world, within a little world, the innermost of a system of concentric spheres, like the ivory balls laboriously carved in China; a little problem troubling her mind—little, as she saw it, in abstract terms and symbols.†   (source)
  • Shelves lined with red crepe paper which was now faded and torn and concentrically spotted.†   (source)
  • * A game played on a checker-board containing three concentric sets of squares, with small stones.†   (source)
  • He turned upon them his painfully circular eyes, surrounded by concentric lines like targets.†   (source)
  • Is it not the latter's mirror, reflection, echo, an abyss which is concentric with another abyss?†   (source)
  • With each passing year the mollusk's secretions added new concentric layers.†   (source)
  • Was he concentric with infraction and repression?†   (source)
  • Captain Nemo never took his eyes off the two concentric circles of the compass hanging in the cabin.†   (source)
  • As they gathered in concentric circles from all sides, it was as if they were thronging after him—hesitant, without a will of their own, and yet in dazed unanimity, like a swarm of rats behind the Pied Piper.†   (source)
  • No sooner had we arrived in my aunt's dark hall than we saw in the gloom, beneath the frills of a snowy cap as stiff and fragile as if it had been made of spun sugar, the concentric waves of a smile of anticipatory gratitude.†   (source)
  • Each looked like the other, each was filled to the center, or almost to the center, with a dense pattern of concentric circles; and yet this delicate tracery contained more sound than one could imagine, exquisite renditions of the happiest inspirations from every domain of the art of music.†   (source)
  • And there was a third—made up of several records actually, three or four that belonged together and were to be played in sequence, since the tenor aria alone took up half of one disk of concentric rings.†   (source)
  • Towards the stern of the boat it is spirally coiled away in the tub, not like the worm-pipe of a still though, but so as to form one round, cheese-shaped mass of densely bedded "sheaves," or layers of concentric spiralizations, without any hollow but the "heart," or minute vertical tube formed at the axis of the cheese.†   (source)
  • The building, when entire, had never been above sixteen feet long by twelve feet in breadth, and the roof, low in proportion, rested upon four concentric arches which sprung from the four corners of the building, each supported upon a short and heavy pillar.†   (source)
  • Who knows what beautiful and winged life, whose egg has been buried for ages under many concentric layers of woodenness in the dead dry life of society, deposited at first in the alburnum of the green and living tree, which has been gradually converted into the semblance of its well-seasoned tomb—heard perchance gnawing out now for years by the astonished family of man, as they sat round the festive board—may unexpectedly come forth from amidst society's most trivial and handselled furniture, to enjoy its perfect summer life at last!†   (source)
  • He stood before the tumbling main
    With joy too tense for sober brain;
    He shared the life of the element,
    The tie of blood and home was rent:
    As if in him the welkin walked,
    The winds took flesh, the mountains talked,
    And he the bard, a crystal soul,
    Sphered and concentric with the whole.†   (source)
  • the ice opens suddenly to the right, and to the left, and we are whirling dizzily, in immense concentric circles, round and round the borders of a gigantic amphitheatre, the summit of whose walls is lost in the darkness and the distance.†   (source)
  • The natural world may be conceived of as a system of concentric circles, and we now and then detect in nature slight dislocations which apprize us that this surface on which we now stand is not fixed, but sliding.†   (source)
  • It is demonstrable that the scratches are going everywhere impartially and it is only your candle which produces the flattering illusion of a concentric arrangement, its light falling with an exclusive optical selection.†   (source)
  • And now, concentric circles seized the lone boat itself, and all its crew, and each floating oar, and every lance-pole, and spinning, animate and inanimate, all round and round in one vortex, carried the smallest chip of the Pequod out of sight.†   (source)
  • Thus, beginning with the fifteenth century, where our story finds us, Paris had already outgrown the three concentric circles of walls which, from the time of Julian the Apostate, existed, so to speak, in germ in the Grand-Châtelet and the Petit-Châtelet.†   (source)
  • the scratches will seem to arrange themselves in a fine series of concentric circles round that little sun.†   (source)
  • And still in the distracted distance we beheld the tumults of the outer concentric circles, and saw successive pods of whales, eight or ten in each, swiftly going round and round, like multiplied spans of horses in a ring; and so closely shoulder to shoulder, that a Titanic circus-rider might easily have over-arched the middle ones, and so have gone round on their backs.†   (source)
  • On the surface there was not visible so much as that quiver, that trembling, those obscure concentric circles which announce that something has fallen in, and that the plummet may be dropped.†   (source)
  • On each one of its concentric walls, the priests could read the word translated and manifested to the eye, and thus they followed its transformations from sanctuary to sanctuary, until they seized it in its last tabernacle, under its most concrete form, which still belonged to architecture: the arch.†   (source)
  • But its nucleus is always some small, hard object, say a sterile egg or a grain of sand, around which the mother-of-pearl is deposited in thin, concentric layers over several years in succession.†   (source)
  • The swans, perceiving the enemy, made haste, and in so doing, they produced an effect of their breasts which was of service to the little fisher; the water flowed back before the swans, and one of these gentle concentric undulations softly floated the brioche towards the child's wand.†   (source)
  • Two things only seemed alive in that cavern; the wick of the lantern, which sputtered on account of the dampness of the atmosphere, and the drop of water from the roof, which cut this irregular sputtering with its monotonous splash, and made the light of the lantern quiver in concentric waves on the oily water of the pool.†   (source)
  • We kept our hands over our eyes, which were utterly saturated with those concentric gleams that swirl before the retina when sunlight strikes it too intensely.†   (source)
  • It filled me with real chagrin to crush underfoot the gleaming mollusk samples that littered the seafloor by the thousands: concentric comb shells, hammer shells, coquina (seashells that actually hop around), top-shell snails, red helmet shells, angel-wing conchs, sea hares, and so many other exhibits from this inexhaustible ocean.†   (source)
  • Enraged at Asios' fall, Deiphobos went for Idomeneus with a hard spear-cast, but he foresaw the blow and dodged the point by disappearing under his round shield of bull's hide, fitted on two struts or bars, and plated with concentric rings of bronze.†   (source)
  • The upcast reflection of a lamp and shade, an inconstant series of concentric circles of varying gradations of light and shadow.†   (source)
  • Moreover, on the free surface of the lake in Stephen's green amid inverted reflections of trees her uncommented spit, describing concentric circles of waterrings, indicated by the constancy of its permanence the locus of a somnolent prostrate fish (cf mousewatching cat).†   (source)
  • These nine concentric Heavens revolved continually around the Earth, and in proportion to their distance from it was time greater swiftness of each.†   (source)
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