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  • In SFCave, you piloted a spacecraft through a cave with many upthrusting stalagmites and downhanging stalactites.

    - Boing Boing

  • As the extensors of the foot are paralysed, the patient has to raise the knee up and swing the foot forward in order to avoid stumbling over the downhanging toes.

    Christiaan Eijkman - Nobel Lecture

  • As I lay flat on the rock to drop my nets, the rattle and roar of the sea beyond, vibrating through the solid stone, the whistle of the wind through the downhanging oarweed, sounded like an orchestra of the mad damn'd.

    A Poor Man's House

  • Sphinx itself, half hill, half couchant beast, turning its back upon us in the attitude of a gigantic dog, that thought to bay the moon; its head stood out in dark silhouette, like a screen before the light it seemed to be regarding, and the lappets of its headgear showed like downhanging ears.

    Egypt (La Mort de Philae)

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