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without shelter from phrases

(back cover, unmolested)
Ernest G. Coker and S. B. Clement. An Experimental Determination of the Variation with Temperature of the Critical Velocity of Flow of Water in Pipes. Originally in Philosophical Transactions (1902), this offprint being “Issue 9 of Papers from the Department of Engineering, McGill University” (1903)
Princeton copy, digitized January 12, 2010

The earth absorbs colour like a sponge slowly drinking water. It puts on weight; rounds itself... without shelter from phrases.
My book, stuffed with phrases, has dropped to the floor.

ex Bernard’s terminal reflections in Virginia Woolf, The Waves (1931).

20 December 2014

eddy motion; stream-line flow; phrases
S. B. Clement; E. G. Coker; Virginia Woolf