"took off each of his two boots for the second time detached the partially moistened right sock through the fore part of which the nail of his great toe had again effracted," (U17.1484 )
"raised his right foot and, having unhooked a purple elastic sock suspender, took off his right sock, placed his unclothed right foot on the margin of the seat of his chair, picked at and gently lacerated the protruding part of the great toenail, raised the part lacerated to his nostrils and inhaled the odour of the quick, then, with satisfaction, threw away the lacerated ungual fragment." (U17.1486)
"Why with satisfaction?

Because the odour inhaled corresponded to other odours inhaled of other ungual fragments, picked and lacerated by Master Bloom, pupil of Mrs Ellis's juvenile school, patiently each night in the act of brief genuflection and nocturnal prayer and ambitious meditation." (U17.1492)
"In what ultimate ambition had all concurrent and consecutive ambitions now coalesced?
Not to inherit by right of primogeniture, gavelkind or borough English, or possess in perpetuity an extensive demesne of a sufficient number of acres, roods and perches, statute land measure (valuation £42), of grazing turbary surrounding a baronial hall with gatelodge and carriage drive nor, on the other hand, a terracehouse or semidetached villa, described as Rus in Urbe or Qui si sana," (U17.1497)
"but to purchase by private treaty in fee simple a thatched bungalowshaped 2 storey dwellinghouse of southerly aspect," (U17.1504)
"surmounted by vane and lightning conductor, connected with the earth," (U17.1505)
"with porch covered by parasitic plants (ivy or Virginia creeper), halldoor, olive green, with smart carriage finish and neat doorbrasses, stucco front with gilt tracery at eaves and gable, rising, if possible, upon a gentle eminence with agreeable prospect from balcony with stone pillar parapet over unoccupied and unoccupyable interjacent pastures and standing in 5 or 6 acres of its own ground," (U17.1506)
"at such a distance from the nearest public thoroughfare as to render its houselights visible at night above and through a quickset hornbeam hedge of topiary cutting," (U17.1512)
"situate at a given point not less than 1 statute mile from the periphery of the metropolis, within a time limit of not more than 15 minutes from tram or train line (e.g., Dundrum, south, or Sutton, north, both localities equally reported by trial to resemble the terrestrial poles in being favourable climates for phthisical subjects), the premises to be held under feefarm grant, lease 999 years," (U17.1514)
"the messuage to consist of 1 drawingroom with baywindow (2 lancets), thermometer affixed, 1 sittingroom, 4 bedrooms, 2 servants' rooms, tiled kitchen with close range and scullery, lounge hall fitted with linen wallpresses," (U17.1519)
"fumed oak sectional bookcase containing the Encyclopaedia Britannica and New Century Dictionary," (U17.1522)
"transverse obsolete medieval and oriental weapons dinner gong, alabaster lamp, bowl pendant," (U17.1524)
"vulcanite automatic telephone receiver with adjacent directory," (U17.1525)
"handtufted Axminster carpet" (U15.1526)

Axminster Carpets ia a Devon based English manufacturer of carpets, founded in 1755 by weaver Thomas Whitty.
"with cream ground and trellis border, loo table with pillar and claw legs, hearth with massive firebrasses and ormolu mantel chronometer clock, guaranteed timekeeper with cathedral chime," (U17.1526)

Axminster carpets became the benchmark for wealthy aristocrats to have in their country homes and town houses, between 1755 and 1835. In 1800, the company wove a large carpet for the Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II, that was displayed in the Topkapi. In 1828, fire destroyed the weaving looms. In 1835 Samuel Whitty (the founder's grandson) declared bankruptcy. Blackmores of Wilton, Wiltshire, near Salisbury, bought the remaining stock and looms and extended their business to include hand-knotted carpets, which were still called Axminsters.
"barometer with hygrographic chart," (U17.1529)
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