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Solids can be divided into two classes: crystalline and amorphous. The first and most common type, known as crystalline or morphous, has regular crystal lattices, or long-range order. These solids are stabilized by the regular pattern of their atoms. Their characteristic properties include distinct melting and boiling points, regular geometric shapes, and flat faces when cleaved or sheared. Some examples include sodium chloride, ice, metals, and diamonds. Amorphous solids, on the other hand, are rigid, but they lack repeated periodicity or long-range order in their structure.
Not in tax dollars, not in national resources, not even in the amorphous concept of a body count. But the amorphous blend of character and character motivation somehow morphs into plot. How and what makes this amorphous movement step in this direction or that? Yes, mold—that slimy, amorphous crud that shows up when things get damp.