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palimpsest

(păl`ĭmpsĕst'): see manuscriptmanuscript,
a handwritten work as distinguished from printing. The oldest manuscripts, those found in Egyptian tombs, were written on papyrus; the earliest dates from c.3500 B.C.
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palimpsest

[pə′lim·səst]
(geology)
Referring to a kind of drainage in which a modern, anomalous drainage pattern is superimposed upon an older one, clearly indicating different topographic and possibly structural conditions at the time of development.
In sedimentology, autochthonous sediment deposits which exhibit some of the attributes of the source sediment.
(petrology)
Of a metamorphic rock, having remnants of the original structure or texture preserved.
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140, 142, 145, 146, and 147); (2) their exceptional size in comparison to more than 160 other manuscript drawings (the woman and the boot in particular); (3) that two sketches actually connect with other manuscript pages; and (4) the fact that all are in palimpsest.
The palimpsest draws De Quincey further and further backwards into the vortex of his brain, beyond the limits of his life, and into a primordial memory, where he confronts not simply his negation, but the pre-emptive abnegation of his birth.
The texts on the beams, as well as the palimpsests, were set there prior to the first edition of the Essais.
The manner of Paratexts will surprise readers who are not acquainted (yet) with Palimpsests, Mimologics, or The Work of Art.
Palimpsest no longer is a fashionable word, but the abandoned house sites that Deal studied are classic palimpsests of sherds from various vessels discarded at various times for various reasons.
Land presented the first examples of fragments that were written in the early period,(10) Land, as well as all subsequent editors of early manuscripts, struggled to decipher palimpsests that were damaged by a millennium of unprotected storage.
Indeed, by comparison with Chambers's work, previous studies in the series-such as those dealing with mimologics, palimpsests, and certainly minimalism-will appear quite traditional, regardless of how they may seem to most conventional literary scholars.
Realism disintegrates as cars and pedestrians suddenly emerge and disappear, images crack into sparkling pixels, and overlapping shots create inexplicable palimpsests of electronic data; it becomes clear the extrawide projection is an assemblage of synchronized video fragments.
Along the way he analyzes the problem of metalepsis that results in cannibalizing history, global palimpsests and productive affiliations, and the immanent critique of the British eighteenth century as resource.
A key debate in interpreting palimpsests is how much landscape, at any one moment, is a reponse to the inertia of prior investment, how much a consequence of intentionality and how much a process of re-interpretation and reworking of a dynamic landscape.
The use of the word palimpsests in the title of this work has double meaning in regards to its study of recent Cuban history and its interpretation.
Another page shows a similar social type in a royal Ascot morning suit caught in more vigorous midstride, but jarringly juxtaposed with a proto-Pop catalogue of mythic Americana: Superman in midflight, the singing cowboy Gene Autry, and a stuttering overlay of actor Glenn Ford in gunfighter pose, inevitably calling to mind Warhol's palimpsests of the action-Elvis series (Smith refers in his text to the advertisements for Presley's first film vehicle, Love Me Tender, bannering its star as "fightin' man, singin' man, lovin' man").