He pulled out a fingernail clipper and began clipping his nails, sending little white crescents flying about the room.
Some are graceful crescents of powdery white sand framing turquoise water, while others are rockier locations with dramatic landscapes, cliffs, and other features.
The two crescents represent the two hemispheres of the brain with the line or cord (linking the two) representing the "third eye".
Within the city are four similar canals (grachten) with their ends resting on the Y, extending in the form of polygonal crescents nearly parallel to each other and to the outer canal.
From the summit occupied by the castle of St Elmo a transverse ridge runs south to form the promontory of Pizzofalcone, and divides the city into two natural crescents.