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In the middle of the breast and stomach circles, obviously meant to represent navel and nipples, were bright red garnets, and a line of colored stones -- green and pink tourmalines, red garnets, aquamarines -- had been fastened along the flat top of the head.
He also bought cheap cotton calico which would make everyday dresses for dealing with pigs and poultry, sewing thread, needles, scissors, some yard rules and trowels for himself, and an iron stove with a fire grate and ashpan in its base surmounted by an oven with a flat top and a hole for a chimney.
On its flat top stood a glass case containing a present from President Nixon to one of the Popes, a horrible ornithological Thing of white birds and ghastly synthetic grass.
In that orange glow Arsenios looked like some cadaverous bat, his voluminous black robes fluttering, and his prophetic beard, wildly glittering eyes, and tall and tattered hat with its flat top merely served to increase the impression of a madness percolated from another world.
Someone — Campion suspected Clarrie — had fixed an old brass four-pronged candlestick on the flat top of the newelpost.