I've been exploring the dark backwards and abysm of the Bronx—afoot.
Cf. “Tempest,” i, 2, 50: “In the dark backward and abysm of time.”
His voice dropped, and he seemed to drop too, into some abysm of thought.
"Four years," said Andrew looking into the dark backward and abysm of time.
It is easy to see how such conditions profoundly limit the development of organic being ...