ABYSS


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ABYSSAssembly by Short Sequences (parallelized sequence assembler)
ABYSSA Basic Yorktown Security System (software protection)
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On the other hand, the great helpless mass of the population, the people of the abyss, was sinking into a brutish apathy of content with misery.
The condition of the people of the abyss was pitiable.
Now one perceived with affright at the very top of one of the towers, a fantastic dwarf climbing, writhing, crawling on all fours, descending outside above the abyss, leaping from projection to projection, and going to ransack the belly of some sculptured gorgon; it was Quasimodo dislodging the crows.
Then of thir Session ended they bid cry With Trumpets regal sound the great result: Toward the four winds four speedy Cherubim Put to thir mouths the sounding Alchymie By Haralds voice explain'd: the hollow Abyss Heard farr and wide, and all the host of Hell With deafning shout, return'd them loud acclaim.
Into this wilde Abyss, The Womb of nature and perhaps her Grave, Of neither Sea, nor Shore, nor Air, nor Fire, But all these in thir pregnant causes mixt Confus'dly, and which thus must ever fight, Unless th' Almighty Maker them ordain His dark materials to create more Worlds, Into this wilde Abyss the warie fiend Stood on the brink of Hell and look'd a while, Pondering his Voyage; for no narrow frith He had to cross.
Sin and Death amain Following his track, such was the will of Heav'n, Pav'd after him a broad and beat'n way Over the dark Abyss, whose boiling Gulf Tamely endur'd a Bridge of wondrous length From Hell continu'd reaching th' utmost Orbe Of this frail World; by which the Spirits perverse With easie intercourse pass to and fro To tempt or punish mortals, except whom God and good Angels guard by special grace.
Toby's animating 'come on' again sounded in my ears, and dreading to lose all confidence in myself if I remained meditating upon the step, I once more gazed down to assure myself of the relative bearing of the tree and my own position, and then closing my eyes and uttering one comprehensive ejaculation of prayer, I inclined myself over towards the abyss, and after one breathless instant fell with a crash into the tree, the branches snapping and cracking with my weight, as I sunk lower and lower among them, until I was stopped by coming in contact with a sturdy limb.
This enormous hole was beyond all measurement, and formed a gloomy abyss, the bottom of which the sun's rays could never reach.
An outstretched arm caught my own as I fell, fainting, into the abyss.
The abyss is the largest and deepest habitat on the planet, covering half the worlds oceans and one third of Australias territory, but it remains the most unexplored environment on Earth, Mr Graham said.
We are willing to roll out the mobile game in overseas markets as soon as possible," said Ham Young-chul, planning director at Pearl Abyss, during a press conference in Seoul, Thursday.
Critique: A work of solid scholarship that is exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "The Abyss of Time: A Study in Geological Time and Earth History" will prove to be an extraordinary and enduringly popular addition to both community and academic library science collections.