penetralia


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penetralia

1. The interior part of a building, as a sanctuary.
2. An inner apartment.
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but also "to edify readers by drawing them into the penetralia of a human spirit on its journey to infinite Spirit" (67).
I have dwelt in the penetralia of Appalachia with seekers and hard-boiled mountainmen.
34) Il che e ribadito in seguito (I, 219, 19-21): dedit uiro prudentiam et in aduersis aptissimam consilii definitionem, quoniam hostes obtinuerant patriam, possederant domum, penetralia quoque diripiebant.
in penetralia auloe regis amici auxilio admissi sumus.
and certain words, if you know how to pronounce them in a special way, not from the outside but as though you were calling their names, right away they turn to you, they show you their pink penetralia, they purr to you and they're yours, they'll do anything you want; take "bell," for instance, he rolls it over his tongue as though tasting it for the first time ever, "bellll," or "honeysuckle," or "lion" or "legend" or "coal" or "melody" or "gleam" or "velvet," melting on his tongue, sloughing off their earthly disguises, till suddenly there is red heat, a cinder of memory spreading its glow as it slowly disappears into his mouth, for Lo, this hath touched thy lips, and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin is expiated.