In geology the most distant period in the Paleozoic Era. Marked by the appearance of the first simple marine animal and plant life.
A more recent period in the Paleozoic Era. Marked by the dominance of the fish and the appearance of the first amphibians.
This hour I tell things in confidence;
I might not tell everybody, but I will tell you.
If you would understand me, go to the heights or water shore;
The nearest gnat is an explanation, and a drop or motion of waves a key.
I will go to the bank by the wood, and become undisguised
I am mad for it to be in contact with me.
Do you guess I have some intricate purpose?
Well, I have – for the Fourth-month showers have, and the mica on the side of a rock has.
These are the thoughts of all [people] in all ages and lands--they are not original with me;
If they are not yours as much as mine, they are nothing, or next to nothing;
If they are not the riddle, and the untying of the riddle, they are nothing;
If they are not just as close as they are distant, they