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  • "And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod
    The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
    Put out my hand, and touched the face of God."
    High Flight by John Gillespie Magee, Jr

    July 4, 2008

  • "I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
    Where never lark nor even eagle flew—"
    High Flight by John Gillespie Magee, Jr

    July 4, 2008

  • "Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds"
    High Flight by John Gillespie Magee, Jr

    July 4, 2008

  • "Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds"
    High Flight by John Gillespie Magee, Jr

    July 4, 2008

  • "I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
    My eager craft through footless halls of air..."
    Highflight by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

    July 4, 2008

  • "And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings"
    - High Flight by John Gillespie Magee, Jr

    July 4, 2008

  • I just listed 'phildickian' for Phil K. Dick, if you want to add it. Great list, by the way. I started one of my own before I found yours. I'm going to delete mine.

    December 5, 2007

  • the act or art of using a sword; fencing.

    December 4, 2007

  • One of two offspring born at the same birth.
    One of two identical or similar people, animals, or things; a counterpart.

    December 4, 2007

  • also french for an unmarried female

    December 4, 2007

  • "She walks in beauty, like the night
    Of cloudless climes and starry skies"
    She Walks In Beauty by Lord Byron

    December 4, 2007

  • Full fathom five thy father lies;
    Of his bones are coral made;
    Those are pearls that were his eyes;
    Nothing of him that does fade,
    But doth suffer a sea-change
    Into something rich and strange.
    from The Tempest by William Shakespeare

    December 4, 2007

  • "Faith hurled the top book in her stack. Wump! It was the first time she had ever appreciated Stephen King's wordiness; The Tommyknockers bounced off the passenger door, denting it nicely."
    Faith from Think Like a Dinosaur by James Patrick Kelly

    December 3, 2007

  • "It was the end of March, an unusually warm and beautiful day in early spring; though all the days now seemed lovely and warm, bathed as they were in the vernal glow of a dying century."
    The Glimmering by Elizabeth Hand

    December 3, 2007

  • "Kipple is useless objects, like junk mail or match folders after you use the last match or gum wrappers or yesterday's homeopape. When no one's around, kipple reproduces itself."
    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick

    December 3, 2007

  • "Mulder, not everything is a labyrinth of dark conspiracy and not everybody is plotting to deceive, inveigle and obfuscate."
    X-files episode "Teliko"

    December 3, 2007

  • "Mulder, not everything is a labyrinth of dark conspiracy and not everybody is plotting to deceive, inveigle and obfuscate."
    X-files episode "Teliko"

    December 3, 2007

  • a heavy rain; downpour; deluge.

    December 3, 2007

  • 1. a young man kept as a sexual companion.
    2. a hoodlum armed with a handgun

    "Another thing," Spade repeated, glaring ar the boy. "Keep that gunsel away from me while you're making up your mind. I'll kill him."
    The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

    December 3, 2007

  • "But you never know what the weather will do in Yorkshire, particularly in the springtime. She was awakened in the night by the sound of rain beating with heavy drops against her window. It was pouring down in torrents and the wind was 'wuthering' round the corners and in the chimneys of the huge old house."
    The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett

    December 3, 2007

  • "It seemed to me that he expressed his regret for having passed ten years in vendetta with his good neighbor Orlandi, and he offered him the white hen which he carried as reparation."
    The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas

    December 3, 2007

  • an event that turned out badly; misfortune; mishap

    December 2, 2007

  • "Wuthering Heights is the name of Mr. Heathcliff's dwelling. 'Wuthering' being a significant provincial adjective, descriptive of the atmospheric tumult to which its station is exposed in stormy weather."
    Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte


    December 2, 2007

  • A metallic substance, resembling brass or gold in color

    December 2, 2007

  • green as emeralds

    December 2, 2007

  • The Rock of Gibraltar marked the limit to the known world and to pass beyond it was to sail to certain destruction over the bottomless waterfall at the edge of the world.

    December 1, 2007

  • black (French)

    December 1, 2007

  • the color of blood.

    December 1, 2007

  • green with vegetation; covered with growing plants or grass

    December 1, 2007

  • Jupiter's largest moon

    December 1, 2007

  • describes a hand gun with a barrel less than three inches long.

    December 1, 2007

  • pattern of diamonds in a diagonal checkerboard arrangement.

    December 1, 2007

  • part of the Dies Irae sequence in the Requiem mass

    December 1, 2007

  • fear of clowns

    December 1, 2007

  • in the style or manner of Philip K. Dick

    December 1, 2007

  • coined by Lewis Carroll in his poem Jabberwocky: "the vorpal blade went snicker-snack."

    December 1, 2007

  • from a line in Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky "And, as in uffish thought he stood"

    December 1, 2007

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