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A Lemon

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alcove
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Cutting the lemon the knife leaves a little cathedral: alcoves unguessed by the eye that open acidulous glass to the light; topazes riding the droplets, altars, aromatic facades.†
alcoves = a recessed or secluded space — such as in a room or garden
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arcane
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We open the halves of a miracle, and a clotting of acids brims into the starry divisions: creation's original juices, irreducible, changeless, alive: so the freshness lives on in a lemon, in the sweet-smelling house of the rind, the proportions, arcane and acerb.†
arcane = understood by few
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
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emerge
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A Lemon Out of lemon flowers loosed on the moonlight, love's lashed and insatiable essences, sodden with fragrance, the lemon tree's yellow emerges, the lemons move down from the tree's planetarium Delicate merchandise!†
emerges = comes out of, or appears
DefinitionGenerally emerge means:
to come out, or to appear
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Library58 uses in 10 avg bks
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facade
1 use
Cutting the lemon the knife leaves a little cathedral: alcoves unguessed by the eye that open acidulous glass to the light; topazes riding the droplets, altars, aromatic facades.†
facades = faces
DefinitionGenerally facade means:
face or visible appearance
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Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
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insatiable
1 use
A Lemon Out of lemon flowers loosed on the moonlight, love's lashed and insatiable essences, sodden with fragrance, the lemon tree's yellow emerges, the lemons move down from the tree's planetarium Delicate merchandise!†
insatiable = impossible to satisfy
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
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irreducible
1 use
We open the halves of a miracle, and a clotting of acids brims into the starry divisions: creation's original juices, irreducible, changeless, alive: so the freshness lives on in a lemon, in the sweet-smelling house of the rind, the proportions, arcane and acerb.†
irreducible = not reducible; i.e., incapable of being made smaller or simpler
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