Clench Quotes (2 quotes)
For, however much we may clench our teeth in anger, we cannot but confess, in opposition to Galens teaching but in conformity with the might of Aristotles opinion, that the size of the orifice of the hollow vein at the right chamber of the heart is greater than that of the body of the hollow vein, no matter where you measure the latter. Then the following chapter will show the falsity of Galens view that the hollow vein is largest at the point where it joins the hump of the liver.
Now, at Suiattle Pass, Brower was still talking about butterflies. He said he had raised them from time to time and had often watched them emerge from the chrysalisfirst a crack in the case, then a feeler, and in an hour a butterfly. He said he had felt that he wanted to help, to speed them through the long and awkward procedure; and he had once tried. The butterflies came out with extended abdomens, and their wings were balled together like miniature clenched fists. Nothing happened. They sat there until they died. I have never gotten over that, he said. That kind of information is all over in the country, but its not in town.