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Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness star atlases and star catalogues in English Mechanic.
17) The extreme loD of this shot, Dane's position on the platea, and his minuteness within the composition of the shot, all coalesce to create an almost palpable impression that he is much smaller than he is.
The minuteness of Ames's vision enables him to see and point out, often in blown-up reproduction, design details that would otherwise escape the less percipient eye; and some of his speculations ring true, such as that which relates the boat-motif found on a few shawls to the funeral of Ranjit Singh, "whose body was placed on a decorated bier in a shape like a ship".
The extreme minuteness of detail captured by the huge photograph means that its beholders can read the news of fifty-six years ago just as clearly as the man in the image, and it's easy to get just as caught up in the words, just as abstracted from reality.
Victor chooses to make the Creature monstrous and huge, because it would be faster and easier from a procedural perspective: "As the minuteness of the parts formed a great hindrance to my speed, I resolved, contrary to my first intention, to make the being of a gigantic stature; that is to say, about seven or eight feet in height, and proportionably large" (Robinson, Frankenstein 77).
Thorpe ever had much in the way of "past adventures" or ever dealt with worthless lords), but the minuteness of Mrs.
I suspect that this flower-and-butterfly minuteness was also a product of "rationalisation," which transformed the glamour of Elfland into mere finesse [.
The electrochemical reaction should take place preferentially at any exposed film-free steel surface, but the minuteness of the liquid-filled discontinuities in the magnetite film and their electrical resistance limits the initial passage of current to the steel, forcing the reaction either to the steel ring or to the surface of the magnetite film itself.
a mixture of psychologist and inquisitor, studying with extraordinary minuteness the meaning of facial expressions, gestures, and tones of voice, and testing the truth-producing effects of drugs, shock therapy, hypnosis, and physical torture .
An awareness of the immensity of the universe and the extreme minuteness of one's own existence washes over one, leaving a sense of both awe and humility.
Young readers and listeners become travellers roaming from the vastness of the universe to the minuteness of organisms too tiny to see.
It is the minuteness of detail with which historical events are presented that lends the sense of genuine historicity to these fictions, regardless of how fantastical the rest of the story might be.