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  • v  catch sight of

  • His old eyes could not descry, far out at sea, a passing vessel flying the red, white and blue stripes of the Pacific Maila great ensign, great when he was unknown, the .
  • Now, in an episodic novel (really three linked short stories) Van der Post tries to descry signs of an ancient cosmic harmony at work in the lives of three modern men in wartime.
  • Their center seemed to be the seventh floor of the Britannia Beach Hotel on Paradise Island, but what wheels and deals that might bode for the Bahamas was impossible to descry.

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