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  • It was a day when nothing moved without necessity, save swarms of mosquitoes and, far below the cliffs, the sea, lapping at the rock-face.

    One Year’s Worth of Woe « A Fly in Amber

  • It appears as if every detail of every landscape, rock-face, reflection, leaf, sand dune, animal and bug has been perfectly captured and painted across your television screen.

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  • He nodded, eyes intent on the narrow path up the rock-face.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • Although there were several doors, if one opened them one only found oneself standing in front of a dark, smooth rock-face, scarcely a handbreadth beyond the threshold and extending vertically upwards and horizontally on both sides, seemingly without any end.

    Kafka and the Coincidence of Opposites

  • The Cirque de Gavarnie is a glacial amphitheatre with a rock-face popular with climbers, and with one of the highest waterfalls (423 m) in the Pyrénées.

    Pyrenees-Mont Perdu, France and Spain

  • He wished he was a fossil responding to geological time, creaking, calcifying, hardening, going deeper and deeper into a rock-face or river-bed, metamorphosing over thousands of years from flesh and blood and marrow into stone; better to be a fossil than human, on the cusp of some painful new development almost every day.

    An Atlas of Impossible Longing

  • At the end of the bridge, a solid rock-face would have greeted the two Misfits, but a big hole appeared to have been punched out from the other side.

    GUARDIAN OF THE VEIL

  • I reached round with my free claw and tightly gripped Anders's belt, swung my foot claws in, and gripped the rock-face with them.

    The Year's Best Science Fiction 23rd Annual Collection

  • Each finger is a piton, and programmed to seek out crevices on the rock-face you are climbing.

    The Year's Best Science Fiction 23rd Annual Collection

  • The other sheq dived for safer holds and pulled close to the rock-face.

    The Year's Best Science Fiction 23rd Annual Collection

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