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borings

n. (plural of boring English)

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  None of them had ever seen any land remotely like it, and they spent the mornings taking samples and borings, and hiking around in a loping martian ballet, talking a blue streak, Nadia as excited as any of them.

  They drilled borings, and came up with cores that were gritty and icy, laminated for as far down as they could drill.

  It took them all that first day to get used to it:  they stopped the rovers, pointed, chattered, got out to have a look, took surface samples and borings,  touched it, climbed up it a ways.

  In the long evenings after dinner Ann would climb the ice wall, ostensibly to take more borings, although Nadia knew she just wanted away from Phyllis and Edvard and George.

  And naturally she wanted to climb all the way to the top, to get on the polar cap and look around, and take borings of the most recent layers of ice.

  Nadia had to restrict Ann and Simon to four borings a day, to save time and keep the rovers’ trunks from being overloaded.

  Nadia had to restrict Ann and Simon to four borings a day, to save time and keep the rovers' trunks from being overloaded.

None of them had ever seen any land remotely like it, and they spent the mornings taking samples and borings, and hiking around in a loping Martian ballet, talking a blue streak, Nadia as excited as any of them.

They drilled borings, and came up with cores that were gritty and icy, laminated for as far down as they could drill.

It took them all that first day to get used to it: they stopped the rovers, pointed, chattered, got out to have a look, took surface samples and borings, touched it, climbed up it a ways.

In the long evenings after dinner Ann would climb the ice wall, ostensibly to take more borings, although Nadia knew she just wanted away from Phyllis and Edvard and George.

And naturally she wanted to climb all the way to the top, to get on the polar cap and look around, and take borings of the most recent layers of ice.

Nadia had to restrict Ann and Simon to four borings a day, to save time and keep the rover’s trunks from being overloaded.

And it wasn’t just borings: often they would pass black isolated rocks, resting on the ice like Magritte sculptures—meteorites.

None of them had ever seen any land remotely like it, and they spent the mornings taking samples and borings, and hiking around in a loping martian ballet, talking a blue streak, Nadia as excited as any of them.