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Even the most impecunious phalanxes did not fail for purely economic reasons, for in virtually every case the community's spirit--its will to go on--broke before "individual members [felt] the pinch of actual starvation.
Wealthier communities stand ready to mobilize phalanxes of lawyers in opposition to any proposal.
Scaled largely in response to the great phalanxes of machinery they house, the volumes are arranged not just to maximise the efficiency of the printing and distribution processes, but also to allow views from outside to the rolling presses within (undoubtedly the most emblematic part of the complex).