He explained his aborted visit to Lydia Larkin and watching as she embraced her boss.
I re played the recording of our aborted final session and had judged it incorrectly when I first listened.
The most obvious feature the Apteryges afford is the presence of a back toe, while the extremely aborted condition of the wings, the position of the nostrils - almost at the tip of the maxilla - and the absence of an after-shaft in the feathers, are characters nearly as manifest, and others not less determinative, though more recondite, will be found on examination.
The aborted condition of this process can hardly be regarded but in connexion with the incapacity of the bird for flight, and may very likely be the result of disuse.
At the same time every bud on a others where it is more or less aborted (series Nudiflorae).