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fracture
used in Oryx and Crake

3 uses
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Definition
a crack (or break) of a hard object — such as bone or rock; or the act of cracking or breaking
  • These women would begin to see how fractured he was, they'd want to help him gain perspective on life and access the positive aspects of his own spirituality.
    p. 190.1
  • Once he'd discovered that the cat family purred at the same frequency as the ultrasound used on bone fractures and skin lesions and were thus equipped with their own self-healing mechanism, he'd turned himself inside out in the attempt to install that feature.
    p. 156.6
  • A skinny girl wearing nothing but high-heeled sandals and standing on her head; a blonde dangling from a hook in the ceiling in some kind of black-leather multiple-fracture truss, blindfolded but with her mouth sagging open in a hit-me-again drool; a big woman with huge breast implants and wet red lipstick, bending over and sticking out her pierced tongue.
    p. 271.2

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