flying machines that could make tight turns in small spaces would also be helpful during emergencies, such as fires, earthquakes, or volcanic eruptions, to rescue people from tight, collapsed spaces or perform other tasks.
The film's subjects are amplified both in time and scale: The lightbulb seems a planet, the moth swooping slowly across its face, a batlike
In a room of batlike
Lamborghinis, a million-dollar ride and cars that crack 60 mph in less time than it takes to read the words ``speeding ticket,'' Andrew Stuart's cheap car sells for $190,000.
LEARNING THE WORLD | KEN MACLEOD: The genetically modified crew of a starship discovers a star system inhabited by batlike
people in the midst of an industrial revolution.
Then, it happens: While you're in a salad bar line at an outdoor fiesta, a batlike
moth flutters around, then lands, in the ranch dressing.
Recurring characters are the strange and spooky Elliots, who live in a Victorian castle--the batlike
Uncle Einar, Grand Mere the mummy, and Cecy, who can journey through dreams.
In A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the bat is associated with the awakening of self-awareness: "a batlike
soul waking to the consciousness of itself in darkness and secrecy.
It takes a batlike
ear to give this kind of language life and character: in the first case, the character of a benign and skeptical 60-year-old barber, totally comfortable in his idiom; in the second, that of a half-crazed young man with culturally nostalgic outlaw fantasies.
Suddenly, the Air Force bomber best known for its batlike
profile, exorbitant price tag, and difficulty flying in the rain was gaining a reputation as the weapon of the future.