What a beautifully fresh alliteration for the usual ‘wax and wane’ of the moon.

‘He saw the moon sickle and then circular.’


Source: Virginia Woolf, Orlando: A Biography, ed. with an introduction by Rachel Bowlby (Oxford: World’s Classics, 1992), p. 94

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