- A happening seen by four men at once, but by no one man in particular--hence, a collective, but otherwise untrue, fact.
- The minutiæ of cosmologies.
- A physical event described by those to whom it was related by men who did not see it.
- A portent that precedes the coming of a Liar with letters patent from Nowhere, or a series of extraordinary occurrences that attend his comings and goings and mouthings that in no way equal in majesty, beauty or mystery the simplest commonplace of his life. (No god, demigod, or other parasite of human ignorance is complete without miracles, for it is only the natural and commonplace that are unbelievable.)