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  • "That's Venus," he said.†   (source)
  • Cello music swelled out from the house, rising higher and higher until it lifted off the earth, sailing toward Venus.†   (source)
  • Overhead, a vault of watery blue, Venus and the north star captured within.†   (source)
  • Dressed for a jaunt on Venus, he strolled to the supermarket, the hardware store, and everywhere else he needed to go.†   (source)
  • So, as he tiptoed into the Finns' bedroom, he called upon Venus to veil him in a mist— just as she had for her son, Aeneas, when he wandered the streets of Carthage—so that his footfalls would be silent, his heartbeat still, and his presence in the room no more notable than a breath of air.†   (source)
  • Said the fly just before landing in the Venus flytrap.†   (source)
  • Venus, Earth.†   (source)
  • It was Venus.†   (source)
  • "Yeah…. cool…." said Harry, scribbling it down, "because… Venus is in the twelfth house."†   (source)
  • Oh, different names, perhaps-Jupiter for Zeus, Venus for Aphrodite, and so on-but the same forces, the same gods.†   (source)
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  • Venus is also the name of a planet.†   (source)
  • A planet like Venus has less than one percent oxygen.†   (source)
  • They're made out of some kind of astronaut plastic that could crash-land on Venus and not break.†   (source)
  • Or Venus.†   (source)
  • Auntie Venus's room.†   (source)
  • After that, it would travel to a solar orbit between Mercury and Venus.†   (source)
  • "There," he says, pointing, and in the margin I see it, written in the same ink as the hair on the Venus.†   (source)
  • Because I did not want to be anywhere near the bodies on the floor I drifted over to inspect a group of artists' casts on a beat-up table: a male torso; a draped Venus leaning against a rock; a sandaled foot.†   (source)
  • You probably know of a plant called the Venus flytrap, which grows in the tropics.†   (source)
  • Above me, I could see Orion's belt; just over the horizon on the water, Venus had appeared and glowed a heavy white.†   (source)
  • Venus.†   (source)
  • "Duh," he said, smoothing my hair back, "Venus and Earth."†   (source)
  • There would be miracles at the fair—the chocolate Venus de Milo would not melt, the 22,000-pound cheese in the Wisconsin Pavilion would not mold—but the greatest miracle was the transformation of the grounds during the long soggy night that had preceded Cleveland's arrival.†   (source)
  • There's a scene in Our Mutual Friend (1865) in which the two villains, Mr. Venus and Silas Wegg, are plotting evil.†   (source)
  • These gods were referred to by a special collective name, vaner, a word that is related to the Latin name for the goddess of fertility, Venus.†   (source)
  • The year of the cow; fifteen years old; the planet Venus; six, white.†   (source)
  • I'm not Venus or Harlow.†   (source)
  • Overhead, Venus now peeked out of the darkening blue.†   (source)
  • I, on the other hand, felt like I was starring in my own chapter of Babies Are from Mars, Gaby Is from Venus.†   (source)
  • Her name was Venus Davis.†   (source)
  • "It's in Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus."†   (source)
  • Taking my hand, she said, 'I was so afraid it was to be born like Venus out of the foam, as we were!†   (source)
  • This man, a friend of Jean de Satigny, had transformed his humble raw materials—flour, eggs, and sugar—into a replica of the Acropolis crowned with a cloud of meringue on which rested two mythological lovers, Venus and Adonis, fashioned out of almond paste colored to imitate the rosy tones of their flesh, their blond hair, and the cobalt blue of their eyes; with them was a pudgy Cupid, also edible, which was sliced in half with a silver knife by the proud groom and the dejected bridle.†   (source)
  • Surely not the collar of Venus?†   (source)
  • It held even though the piano players went to music school and actually learned to read notes, even though new churches became glass and steel monstrosities that looked like they had just touched down from Venus.†   (source)
  • It was the Dionaea muscipula, the Venus flytrap.†   (source)
  • Adams found the total effect greatly to his liking, but thought temples to Venus and Bacchus unnecessary, as mankind had "no need of artificial incitements to such amusements."†   (source)
  • So did ya eat flies, like a Venus flytrap?†   (source)
  • She looks like she was the mold for Venus, Goddess of Love.†   (source)
  • They would not know the nature of what they felt, but the painting would show them everything-even that you're not some classical Venus, but the Vice-President of a railroad, because that's part of it-even what I am, because that's part of it, too.†   (source)
  • "Next year," I said, "there ain't gonna be enough of you left next year to feed a Venus fly trap."†   (source)
  • The famous impressario, C. B. Cochran, claimed "the ideal modern girl—the Venus of today—should be neither thin nor plump, but should have the lines of a greyhound."†   (source)
  • She was given to anything vampric, went wild for Blacula, Christopher Lee, Lugosi, bats, Venus'sflytraps, and she said it was the best way, to use your mouth, that this was it, this was the thing that made us human.†   (source)
  • So astonishing was his physique that another man unabashedly described young Abraham Lincoln as "a cross between Venus and Hercules."†   (source)
  • I couldn't fit the Venus.†   (source)
  • She was slight—Mark sometimes referred to her as "my pocket Venus—" vet Randy was never aware of that except when he saw her completely relaxed.†   (source)
  • If they had never intervened, we might have reached Mars and Venus by now.†   (source)
  • In the 3¢ Mothers of America Issue, put out on Mother's Day, 1934, the flowers to the lower left of Whistler's Mother had been replaced by Venus flytrap, belladonna, poison sumac and a few others Oedipa had never seen.†   (source)
  • I mused, chewing on a Venus Velvet.†   (source)
  • Because there weren't any dragons on Venus.†   (source)
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