Demarcations: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Nov 26, 2008 - 35 pages
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Use in Literature DeltasThe lake at this point was between fifteen and twenty miles across, and the appearance of the country to the north was that of a delta.ndash;Samuel White Baker in The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile.Gaubertin had built himself a house on the level of the delta, intending to make a place which should improve the locality and render the lower town as desirable as the upper.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Sons of the Soil (tr Katharine Prescott Wormeley).This name indicates that a forest once covered the delta formed by the Avonne before it joins its confluent the Yonne.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Sons of the Soil (tr Katharine Prescott Wormeley).When he was in a rage his brow was knit and the muscles of the middle of his forehead set in a delta, or, to be more explicit, in Redgauntlet's horseshoe.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Another Study of Woman.On one side lay the fertile Delta, with its groves of waving palm, orange, and olive trees, growing in rich profusion on the banks of the Nile, a broad band of gleaming silver.ndash;Florence L. Barclay in The Rosary.You remember, Dorsenne, those two canvases by Pier delta Francesca, which are at Florence, Duc Federigo d'Urbino and his wife Battista Sforza.ndash;Paul Bourget in Cosmopolis, vol 2.After the burial of Osiris, Isis retreated to the marshes in the Delta, and there she brought forth Horus.ndash;E.A. Wallis Budge in The Book of the Dead.But Thoth helped her in all her difficulties and provided her with the words of power which restored Horus to life, and enabled her to pass unharmed among the crocodiles and other evil beasts that infested the waters of the Delta at that time.ndash;E.A. Wallis Budge in The Book of the Dead.He was a god of the Eastern Delta, and was associated with the cities where Temu was worshipped.ndash;E.A. Wallis Budge in Legends of the Gods (The Egyptian Texts, edited with translations).In order to avoid the persecution of Set, who on one occasion succeeded in killing Horus by the sting of a scorpion, she fled from place to place in the Delta, and lived a very unhappy life for some years.ndash;E.A. Wallis Budge in The Book of the Dead.

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