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These are bugh (11721) and slught 'slough' (745; with excrescent <t>) in the Cursor Mundi, and enough in the Avowing of Arthur, again, curiously, non-Yorkshire texts.
Yet in fact that Latin phrase, its own reflexivity foiled by an excrescent "n," manifests in Horse Latitudes a problem with language that is also a problem in war and in love: embeddedness.
Even more than Wells, Disch stresses the total indifference of the aliens to the monuments of human civilization, excrescent 'artifacts' they are capable of wiping away as casually as a farmer uproots weeds; as one character bitterly muses:
There's an additional gripe, that the very details that make a building come alive for the casual visitor - the historical connections, the people who lived there, its use and contents - are matters of excrescent irrelevance to Pevsner.