... equal. The size of the sides would of course depend upon the age of the individual. A Female at birth would be about an inch long, while a tall adult Woman might extend to a foot. As to the Males of every class, it may be roughly said that the length... Flatland a romance of many dimensions - Page 48by A Square - 1899Full view
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Jonathan Smith - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 277 pages
...A Square, "the whole of the social life in Flatland"— indeed, of civilization itself— "rests on the fundamental fact that Nature wills all Figures to have their sides equal" (30). Thus it is "an axiom of policy" that "Irregularity is incompatible with the safety of the State"...