If I've learned one thing from reading stories, it's this: people lie. (Objects lay.) This is a tumblr concerning that which I imbibe as I lie reading.
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Buck Mulligan peeped an instant under the mirror and then covered the bowl smartly.
— Back to barracks, he said sternly.
He added in a preacher’s tone:
— For this, O dearly beloved, is the genuine Christine: body and soul and blood and ouns. Slow music, please. Shut your eyes, gents. One moment. A little trouble about those white corpuscles. Silence, all.
He peered sideways up and gave a low whistle of call, then paused awhile in rapt attention, his even white teeth glistening here and there with gold points. Chrysostomos. Two strong shrill whistles answered through the calm.
James Joyce (Ulysses)
tonsure (verb) late 14c., “shaving of the head or part of it as a religious rite,” from Anglo-Fr. tonsure (mid-14c.), from O.Fr. tonsure (14c.), from L. tonsura “a shearing, clipping,” from tonsus, pp. of tondere “to shear, shave,” from PIE *tend-, from base *tem- “to cut”
(noun) wale at the top of the side of boat; topmost planking of a wooden vessel.
wale (noun) thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship.