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  • He’s tall β€” about 6 foot 3 β€” but he has an extremely small head (which he shaves) and tightly bunched features, all of which lends him a brontosaural aspect that seems like an occupational plus.

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  • The most popular spot seemed to be a huge window at the World Financial Center that gave a panoramic view of the work site: pipes and rebar, port-a-potties, stacks of concrete tubes with the proportions of rigatoni, a yellow tractor in an underground hole, buildings covered in black nets and, above it all, the slow-motion industrial drama of the cranes, dipping their brontosaural heads behind the fenceline, then raising them up swinging big hunks of metal.

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  • . . . attempting to staple a thick memo, and looking forward, as you begin to lean on the brontosaural head of the stapler arm, to the three phases of the act . . . .

    --Nicholson Baker, 1988, The Mezzanine, p. 14

    June 23, 2010