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The priests inclined their heads and made low, incanting noises…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s heraldic term is armed – of a human being clothed in armour – or a beast having teeth, beak, or claws in a separate colour. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Whoa!… How’s this for a book cover! Ah, another … Continue reading

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They rolled in the soft brown earth…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: paragon purple, meaty mauve, tangerine tangerine, blood blue, ostrich ochre, and blockhead burgundy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Alert!… Alert!… (I once saw, chalked on a wall somewhere, Be Alert – Britain needs Lerts! I … Continue reading

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A welter of greyness…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s architectural term is Extrados – the outer curved face of an arch or a vault. I noticed yesterday that I had a little bit of mould growing on my extrados – I must remember to … Continue reading

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Little knots of fear…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s smell is that of boiling offal for cat feeding emanating from a nearby neighbour’s house. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Aha! Another old wrinkled 1960s British pulp science fiction novel, a Badger Book from my modest collection. This one, … Continue reading

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