He had no nose, properly speaking, but a large beak of preposterous
widthlessness, which gave his whole face the expression of
falling gravely downstairs, and quite obliterated the
unimportant chin. e e pen name of Edward Estlin Cummings cummings The Enormous Room, ch.3.
'Takethy beak fromout my heart, and takethy formfrom off my door!' Quoth the
raven,'Nevermore.' EdgarAllan Poe 'The Raven', stanza17. In American Review, Feb1845.