The cost of a new Reel was determined at auction. Bidders stood behind partitions showing only their teeth.
Day Of The Triffids (1956)
In the Second Era, citizens were required to wear the feathers of penitents until they passed the examinations of the True Doctrine.
From under the stomach came a flood of beetles, each a different, unimaginable color. Trumpets heralded the eviction.
Roland Topor, Target: histoire de la flechette , 1975
Froth on the Daydream (French: L'Écume des jours; literally: “The Foam of Days”) is a 1947 novel by French author Boris Vian. Though told as a linear narrative, the novel employs surrealism and contains multiple plot lines, including the love stories of two couples, talking mice, and a man who ages years in a week. One of the main plot lines concerns a newlywed man whose wife develops a rare and bizarre illness that can only be treated by surrounding her with flowers.
Several packages were delivered to HQ, each a fragrant act of protest.
Moth found trapped between points at Relay # 70, Panel F, of the Mark II Aiken Relay Calculator while it was being tested at Harvard University, 9 September 1947