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A 3-dimensional solid which is shaped in such a way that its projections along three mutually perpendicular axes are three different letters of the alphabet. Hofstadter (1989) has constructed such a solid for the letters G, E, and B.

See also Cork Plug


Hofstadter, D. R. Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid. New York: Vintage Books, cover and pp. xiv, 1, and 273, 1989.

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