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508 · Eschaton Fallout
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a real company
brightness of color
a shield-shaped emblem
plural of "cumulus," a type of cloud
fluffy cumuli arrayed patternlessly against an overenhanced blue sky, incredibly disorienting
this pattern appears on the cover of the book
Doctor of Dental Surgery
the capital of the Australian state of Queensland
a flooring company
the female branch or side of the family, the 'family' in this case being ETA
this is in reference to coach R. Bill ('Touchy') Phiely on the previous page
having to do with memory
an angle of incidence at which light with a particular polarization is perfectly transmitted through a surface, with no reflection. Read more [here]
having a jagged edge
a fine, often starched net of silk, rayon, or nylon
blueness of the skin caused by deoxygenated blood
Juris Doctor, a law degree
Short Beach CT
a suburb of New Haven, Conn., about seven miles to the southeast
side by side with
In many subway systems (notably New York's), the third rail is the electrified rail that powers the train(s).
a pile fabric used to make bath towels and robes
a breed of dog notable for its beard-like facial hair
Interstate 93, which runs from St. Johnsbury, Vt., to the suburbs of Boston
a neighborhood of Boston
abbreviation for the Latin quo vide, meaning "which see"
The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects citizens against cruel and unusual punishment.
choice of words
French: reason for being
Organization of North American Nations Football League
This is the name of an Aztec goddess, one who gave birth to the moon and stars. The reference here is perhaps to Avril.
plural of "fulcrum"
plural of "stadium"
about 246 feet
one of the earliest-generation computer printers
a philosophy that is strongly against advances in technology, named for Ned Ludd
Dot-matrix printers are very loud.
town about 150 miles south-southwest of Chicago
the part of the large intestine that runs horizontal across the stomach, parallel to the ground
about 6.6 feet
usually refers to Batman and Robin
A "rodney" is a cigarette. 100 millimeters is a standard length of a "long" cigarette, and is roughly 4 inches long
a type of sweet, green-skinned apple
swollen in the stomach
involved in a plot or scheme
a town in Rhode Island 5 miles north-northeast of Providence
a level of minor-league baseball
Fuck the Core
i.e., fuck the (Marine) Corps
Endnote 221 tells us that this student is Latvian, but this is a Slavic name, and Letts are not Slavs.
a suburb about 10 miles west of Boston
"...best of British luck to you..."
From Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable comes this definition: 'Best of British Luck' — an ironic expression of encouragement, implying that the required luck may not materialize... an elaborated form of 'the best of luck.'
German for "Hail, Victory," this phrase was used by the Nazis, particularly with the right-handed upright salute particular to fascists.
a raised platform, like a lectern, for speaking or presentation
seaweed that grows in shallow beds
a footrest that goes with a chair
having a run (in a stocking)
a light helmet, usually with a visor
in a sorrowful manner
528 · Steeply and Marathe as Dawn Breaks
a town in Québec about 80 miles northwest of Montreal
Morts is the French masculine plural for "dead."
probably "continental idiomatic"
noisy or hard to control
contemporaneous or equally old
Page 529 (cont'd)
to confuse or disconcert
a goddess from Greek mythology
pregnancy by rain
referring to Zeus's seduction of Danae
rape by fowl
and Zeus's seduction of Leda
a large, tree-sized species of cactus native to the Sonoran Desert
refers to pain common in amputees - also can refer to sensations that the amputated limb is still existent, and painful
a harmless cyst, especially on the scalp or face, containing the fatty secretion of a sebaceous gland