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English citations of efflorescent

  • 1964 — Then, as it came into focus, it assumed an unexpected form: a white skull—the universal symbol for poison ... white, powder-covered tablets at the bottom of his insect bottle ... an amazing resemblance between the texture of the moon’s surface and that of the efflorescent tablets of potassium cyanide. — Kobo Abé, The Woman in the Dunes, Chapter 30, 1962. Translated from Japanese by E. Dale Saunders.