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  • v. Present participle of occlude.


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  • To the right stood a huge iron gate, padlocked shut, occluding but not cutting off sight of the deteriorating graves of Red Army soldiers from the Second World War.

    Sullen Months, Möbius Strips

  • The financial instrument industry is in the business of assessing risk, and developing new means of occluding that risk from others and bypassing regulations.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Bitter Fruits of a Finance-Oriented Economy

  • Probably given we got there so fast, plus swallowing an aspirin during home as good as nipping multiform in a Emergency Room, no clot had shaped around a obstruction, which assumingly was caused by a plaque of cholesterol with a separate in it occluding a wall of a red blood vessel by prominent in to a lumen.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • Unbeknown to Eastlake (and only revealed by the 1958 restoration), the picture had long since been supplied with a veil occluding Venus's sex, and a myrtle branch covering Cupid's bottom.

    Bronzino's Medici portraits – review

  • Perhaps because of the occluding mist smudging the twilight hour between day and night, the evening seemed to have lasted for ever.

    She Closed Her Eyes

  • He surged off his left foot, hit the board, occluding the dirty footprints, then rose up spinning like a flipped coin.

    The Hole Between Them

  • Provided the signal beamed out above occluding furniture or objects, it was powerful enough to work in situations where a garage control would not have.


  • A teenaged boy, long hair occluding his face, skateboard in one hand, proffered an inhaler with the other.

    Her Fearful Symmetry

  • For Dick the Black Iron Prison was our material reality as illusion, the occluding creation of a demiurge, like the nightmarish trap of Palmer Eldritch, but surely it's the material that is real, the spiritual that is illusion?


  • The circular self-doubting logic continues to tighten around itself like a slowly contracting spiral occluding the oxygen flow to my brain and I understand just a little bit better what separates me from the men who have no trouble approaching women in clubs.

    One For The Table: First Date Material


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