unearths some literary gems.
From "The Episode of the Codex' Curse," by C. Daly King:
[Palpable Silences dept.]
The silence, which to begin with had been complete, seemed somehow to have gotten steadily more and more profound. Imperceptibly but steadily. Oppressive was the word probably, for by two a.m. I had the distinct feeling that it would have been possible to cut off a chunk of it and weigh it on a scale.