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  • We are left by and large with randomness, the "pied beauty" that Gerard Manley Hopkins refers to in his poem of that name, which praises "dappledness": "swift, slow; adazzle, dim."

    The Marvel of Marfa

  • The area was adazzle with all of the floodlights working and the generator throbbed away out of sight somewhere.

    Hard Frost

  • Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;

    Pied Beauty

  • Such eyes adazzle dancing with mine, such nimble and discreet ankles, such gimp English middles, and such a gay delight in the mere grace of the lilting and tripping beneath rafters ringing loud with thunder, that Pan himself might skip across a hundred furrows for sheer envy to witness.

    Henry Brocken His Travels and Adventures in the Rich, Strange, Scarce-Imaginable Regions of Romance


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