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F451 vocab 1 test
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or was the atmosphere compressed _____ by someone standing very quietly there, waiting?
He knew that when he returned to the firehouse, he might wink at himself, a ________ man, burnt-corked, in the mirror.
he walked out of the fire station and along the midnight street toward the subway where the silent aire-propelled train slid soundlessly down its lubricated _____ in the earth.
with his _____ helmet numbered 451 on his stolid head, and his eyes all orange flame with the thought of what came next, he flicked the igniter.
with the brass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its _____ kerosene upon the world, the blood pounded in his head.
her face was slender and milk-white, and in it was a kind of gentle hunger that touched over everything with ____ curiosity.
but the strangely comfortable and rare and gently _____ light of the candle.
one time, as a child, in a power failure, his mother had found and lit a last candle and there had been a brief hour of rediscovery, of such _____ that space lost its vast dimensions.
but he knew his mouth had only moved to say hello, and then when she seemed hypnotized by the salamander on his arm and the _____ disc on his chest.
her face, turned to him now, was _____ milk crystal with a soft and constant light in it.
"what?" asked montag of that other self, the _____ idiot that ran babbling at times, quite independent of will, habit, and conscience.
he suddenly couldn't remember if e had known this or not, and it made him quite _____
"have you ever watched the jet cars racing on the _____ down that way?"
they walked the rest of the way in silence, hers thoughtful, his a kind of clenching and uncomfortable silence in which he shot her _____ glances.
she had a very thin face like the dial of a small clock... telling you the hour and the minute and the second, with a white silence and a glowing, all _____ and knowing what it had to tell of the night
Complete darkness, not a hint of the silver world outside, the windows tightly shut, the chamber of the tomb world where no sound from the great city could _____.
he felt his smile slide away, fold over and down on itself like a _____ skin, like the stuff of fantastic candle burning too long and now collapsing and now blown out.
and in her ears the little seashells, the _____ radios tamped tight, and an electronic ocean of sound, of music and talk and music and talk coming in, coming in on the shore of her unsleeping mind.
she was like the eager watcher of a _____ show, anticipating each flicker of an eyelid, each gesture of his hand, each flick of a finger, the moment before it began.
there was only the singing of the thimble wasps in her _____ - shut ears, and her eye all glass, and breath going in and out, softly, faintly, in and out her nostrils
he got up and put back the _____ and opened the windows wide to let the night air in.
he felt that the stars had been ____ by the sound of the black jets and that in the morning the earth would be covered with their dust like a strange snow
did it drink of the darkness? did it suck out all the poisons _____ with the years?
the other machine was operated by an equally _____ fellow in nonstainable reddish-brown coveralls.
call if you need us again. keep her quiet. we gor a _____ in her. she'll wake up hungry. so long.
they mailed me my part this morning. i sent in some boxtops. they write the script with one part missing. it's a new idea. the _____, that's me, is the missing part
"I don't know anything any more," he said, and let a sleep _____ dissolve on his tongue.
montag heard the voices talking, talking, talking, talking, giving, talking, weaving, reweaving their _____ web
montag lay down with the moonlight on his cheekbones and on the owing ridges in his borw, with the moonlight distilled in each eye to form a silver _____ there.
she was an expert at lip reading from ten years of ____ at seashell ear thimbles. she nodded again. she set the toaster clicking away at another piece of bread.
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