We are talking about the enemy of everything that lives, who has inserted its lethal tentacles into every country on Earth, and is strangling the life out of each and every one.
In addition, Nadsat's English slang is constructed with common language-formation techniques. Some words are blended, others clipped or compounded.  In Nadsat-language a "fit of laughter" becomes a guff (shortened version of guffawing ); a " skeleton key " becomes a polyclef ("many keys"); and the "state jail" is blended to the staja . Many common English slang terms are simply shortened. A cancer stick which is (or was) a common English-slang expression for a "cigarette" is shortened to a cancer . 
“The Clockwork Condition” explains everything from how he settled on the book’s title and subject to why he chose the name “Alex,” and, most fascinatingly, illuminates the intentions behind A Clockwork Orange . “What I was trying to say was that it is better to be bad of one’s own free will than to be good through scientific brainwashing,” Burgess writes. “When Alex has the power of choice, he chooses only violence. But, as his love of music shows, there are other areas of choice.” If you’re a New Yorker subscriber, you can read the entire piece here ; if you’re not, the sci-fi issue promises to be worth dropping a few dollars at the newsstand, with fiction by Junot Díaz, Jonathan Lethem, and Sam Lipsyte in addition to Egan, as well as essays by Colson Whitehead and Laura Miller and TV critic Emily Nussbam taking on Doctor Who and Community . [via Boing Boing ]
Under the sunlight, the view has the brightness and perfection of an illustrated manuscript: greens soaked in blue-light, silver shining armour, red and golden standards, all the colours new washed and gorgeous. The party rides, keeping the sea on their left hand. Light leaps as a gorgeous ribbon of prisming colour from cloud to horizon.
See: Westmacott, C. M. (Charles Molloy), 1788?-1868
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