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An Index to Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day

Two. Iceland Spar

Chapter 21

Section 6 (255-259)

Paul Nightingale reading Section 21.6

Pedestrians below were moving at their accustomed gaits, sitting at the tables in front of Florian and Quadri, if Francophile raising toasts to Bastille Day, feeding, photographing, or cursing the pigeons, who, aware of some baleful anomaly in their sky, stuttered wildly into the air, then, reconsidering, settled, only to sweep a moment later heavenward again, as if on the strength of a rumor.

Against the Day, p. 255

1860
21.6: 258 (since -) Span | Year
Adriatic
21.6: 257 (- beach) Water/Around the World | Italy
aerial torpedo
21.6: 256 Objects | The Chums of Chance
all-but-deserted
21.6: 257 (- stretch of Adriatic beach) Orthography All-series/Dictionary | Word Clusters
balloon-boy
21.6: 258 Orthography Description | The Chums of Chance
Basilica San Marco
21.6: 256 Church (Building)/Religion | Venice
Bastille Day
21.6: 255 Span | Day
Black Dragon Society
21.6: 258, 258 (as Black Dragon) Japan
Bol'shaia Igra
21.6: 256, 257 Ship | Tovarischi Slutchainyi
but what would only be
21.6: 256 Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Campanile
21.6: 255, 256, 257, 258, 259 Constructions | Architecture
Captain
21.6: 257 (- Padzhitnoff), 258) Rank | Armies
Chick Counterfly
21.6: 256 (Dr. -), 257, 259 Characters | The Chums of Chance
Chick
21.6: 257, 258 Characters | The Chums of Chance
China
21.6: 258, 259 (- and Great Britain) Countries/Around the World | China
Chinese
21.6: 258 (- borders) Ethnicity/Around the World | China
Chinese Eastern Railway
21.6: 258 Company | China
Chums
21.6: 256 (- and Tovarishchi), 256 The Chums of Chance
Contrabuoyancy Devices
21.6: 257 Objects | The Chums of Chance
"course and speed"
21.6: 256 Expression/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Darby
21.6: 257 Characters | The Chums of Chance
'death'
21.6: 258 Events | Life
deciduous
21.6: 257 (- masonry) Rare Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
diaspora
21.6: 256 (silent autumnal -) Process | Politics
divergent oscillation
21.6: 258 Concepts | Physics
dov'era, com'era
21.6: 259 Expression/Dictionary | Italian
dust-cloud
21.6: 256 Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
enigma
21.6: 256 (-ta of the simultaneous) Language/Dictionary |
European
21.6: 259 (- access to Shambhala) Geography/Around the World | Europe
European Powers
21.6: 258 Political Force | Europe
exact sympathetic frequency
21.6: 258 Concepts | Physics
Florian
21.6: 255 (- and Quadri) Restaurant | Venice
'four'
21.6: 258 Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
four-brick
21.6: 256 (- groupings) Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Francophile
21.6: 255 (if - raising toasts to Bastille Day) Description | France
Gerasimoff
21.6: 258 (Chick's opposite number, Dr. -) Characters | Tovarischi Slutchainyi
"gold standard"
21.6: 259 Theorem | Economics
Great Britain
21.6: 259 (China and -) Countries/Around the World | United Kingdom
ground-level
21.6: 259 (- emotions) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
group-theoretical
21.6: 256 (some demented - analysis) Orthography Science/Science | Mathematics
history
21.6: 257 (a great wrong against -) Capitalised Concepts | Time
Inner Asia
21.6: 259 Geography/Around the World | Asia
Japan
21.6: 258 Countries/Around the World | Asia
Japanese
21.6: 258 (a detail acquired from -), 258 (- character), 258 Nationality | Japan
La Marangona
21.6: 259 Objects | Venice
lasagnoni
21.6: 255, 256 Italy
Lido
21.6: 257 (on the -, toward Malamocco) Location/Around the World | Venice
Lindsay
21.6: 257, 258 Characters | The Chums of Chance
little-understood
21.6: 256 (- enigmata) Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Malamocco
21.6: 257 Location/Around the World | Venice
Manchuria
21.6: 258, 258 (- has been Russian since 1860), 259 (criminal classes in -) Location/Around the World | China
Manchurian
21.6: 259 (- question) Ethnicity/Around the World | China
Miles
21.6: 259 Characters | The Chums of Chance
Mr. Ryohei Ushida
21.6: 258 Historical Persons | Background
Napoleon Bonaparte
21.6: 257 (the catastrophic -) Politician | France
Noseworth
21.6: 257 Last Name Characters | The Chums of Chance
Notre Dame
21.6: 257 Church (Building)/Religion | Paris
"now"
21.6: 256 Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
"Opium Wars"
21.6: 259 Conflicts | China
Padzhitnoff
2*, first 21.6: 256, 258 Last Name Characters | Tovarischi Slutchainyi
Piazza
21.6: 255, 258 Square | Venice
pigeon-stained
21.6: 256 Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
polny pizdets
21.6: 258 (-! such luck, that man! Exclamation/Dictionary | Russia
post-engagement
21.6: 257 (- critique) Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Procuratie
21.6: 256 Building - Space | Venice
prostration
21.6: 257 (neuræsthenic -) Rare Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Pyramids
21.6: 257 Building - Space | Egypt
Quadri
21.6: 255 (Florian and -) Building - Space | Venice
quadruple brickbats
21.6: 258 Device | Weapon
Randolph
21.6: 257, 258, 259 Characters | The Chums of Chance
Randolph St. Cosmo
21.6: 257, 258, 259 Last Name Characters | The Chums of Chance
raw-umber
21.6: 256 (great - smudge of uncertainty) Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
"reminding it of its innate susceptibility of gravitation"
21.6: 256 Expression/Dictionary | Vocabulary
right-angled
21.6: 258 (- fragment) Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Russian
21.6: 257 (- aeronaut), 258, 258 (- presence in Manchuria), 258 (- since 1860), 259 Nationality | Russia
scientific observation
21.6: 257 Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Sfinciuno Itinerary
21.6: 259 Document/Texts | Venice
sfumato
21.6: 256 Description | Italy
Shambhala
21.6: 259 (-, wherever that may prove to lie) Fictional Location/Around the World | Shambhala
"sky-fish"
21.6: 256 Objects | The Chums of Chance
smirno
21.6: 258 (-, balloon-boy!) Exclamation/Dictionary | Russia
so ugly
21.6: 257 Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
South Africa
21.6: 259 Countries/Around the World | Africa
standing inside angle
21.6: 258 Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
Suckling
21.6: 257 Last Name Characters | The Chums of Chance
tetraliths
21.6: 258 (- are only deployed in anger) Objects | Weapon
time
21.6: 256 (abolishing -) Capitalised Concepts | Physics
tourist-photographers
21.6: 255
Tovarishchi
21.6: 256 (Chums and -) Description | Tovarischi Slutchainyi
Trans-Siberian Railroad
21.6: 259 Transport | Russia
transform them
21.6: 257 Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
United States
21.6: 259 Countries/Around the World | United States
Venice
21.6: 256 (humid light of -) City/Around the World | Italy
vibrational rays
21.6: 258 Concepts | Physics
weapons-sighting
21.6: 256 (- situation) Orthography Description |
weather-gauge
21.6: 257 Orthography Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary
well-known
21.6: 257 (- propensity) Orthography Well-series/Dictionary | Word Clusters
well-spoken
21.6: 258 (a - gentleman) Orthography Well-series/Dictionary | Word Clusters
Yokohama
21.6: 258 City/Around the World | Japan
your
21.6: 257 (- mother) Pronouns/Dictionary | Word Clusters
your maternal relation
21.6: 257 Language/Dictionary | Vocabulary