Advantage of proximity is taken to send a message

According to Phil. Trans., 50-500, after an earthquake in Cornwall on July 15, 1757, marks “like hoof prints, except they were not crescentic” were found on the sands of Penzance over an area of more than 100 square yards.

–Charles Fort, The Book of the Damned, p. 246 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974)