“You'll need a black belt in jargon to describe some of these features – is that a mix of banded and vermiculated rustication on those corbelled columnar shafts?”
“All birds, in this way, are vermiculated; and we are not and can never be.”
“Presumably, the specific name refers to the vermiculated shell.”
“Numberless irregular holes, capriciously bored or eaten out by the inclemency of the weather, gave an appearance of the vermiculated stonework of French architecture to the arch and the side walls of this entrance, which bore some resemblance to the gateway of a jail.”
“Elsewhere it looked flexuous, here it looked vermiculated and lumpy, and her marine experiences suggested to her in a moment that two currents met and caused a turmoil at this place.”
“A similarly peculiar silvery char without vermiculated markings was discovered in White Pine Lake and Whirligig Lake in northeastern Ontario, Canada.”
“The one on the right, with almost a grey color and finely vermiculated colors, is male.”
“It is here, literally to every dimple in the back of the falling hand, and every crinkle of the vermiculated stone-work.”
“Its roof was of black slate, with bright unweathered ridge-tiling; its walls were of blood-coloured brick, cornered and banded with vermiculated stucco work, and there was cobalt, magenta, and purest apple-green window-glass on either side of the front door.”
“This bird was killed July 30, 1908, when the bird was in eclipse, but not perfectly so, as there were vermiculated feathers mixed with eclipse feathers on the breast, abdomen, and flanks.”
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