He leaned his head back and closed his eyes; and like a child, crying, that forgets its grief in watching the sunlight percolate through
the tear-dimmed films over the pupils, so Martin forgot his sickness, the presence of Ruth, everything, in watching the masses of vegetation, shot through hotly with sunshine that took form and blazed against this background of his eyelids.
If ice is regarded as a random mix of brine pockets and ice particles of equal size, the simple percolation model says sea ice should be at least 25 percent brine before salty water can percolate through
Then, she waits as the wastes percolate through
the ground and into the sea.
If Hale-Bopp is indeed large, it may take a little time for jets of water vapor and the dust they carry to percolate through
the comet's outer layers, Marsden speculates.
A process used to avoid moving so much earth "seriously jeopardizes groundwater quality." USBM's technique for recovering gold from low-grade ore by allowing cyanide to percolate through
rock, Lyon says, "causes environmental problems every year." Acknowledging such problems, a recent USBM pamphlet describes how new research on a leaching agent that substitutes for cyanide "may give gold-mining companies some new options."
But salt deposits require water to percolate through
rocks for millions of years, Christensen says.
When the eyelid is closed, scintillating pin-pricks of light percolate through
the lenses, creating magical luminous patterns and effects.
Clearly inspired by events in the Middle East, the works by Dominic McGill and Siemon Allen that make up the recent show "Pop Agenda" use a pop-cultural idiom to offer a glimpse of how political, economic, and social issues get transformed as they percolate through
mass media and culture.
Asked about the economy and its impact on the 2002 congressional elections, Flannery said that "it must be strong by next spring for it to percolate through
public discussion before election time."