McEwan seems to have grown enamored with the formal technique of embedding small facsimiles of stories within a larger narrative.
embedding with the rebels was a delicate process that took months of research and work with different fixers.
Sections of lung maybe made by embedding in gum or by freezing, and mounted in Farrant's solution.
The idea of embedding it in a ball of the wax occurred to me.
In the Roman period mosaic floors, made by embedding small smoothly cut squares of stone in the earth, were introduced.
Sections of the tongue may be made by embedding in paraffin, and mounted in Farrant's solution or glycerine.
Captain Dan then put on a double hook, embedding it so one hook stood clear of the bait.
Sections of the stomach may also be made by embedding in paraffin, but better ones can be made by freezing.
The murk above them was less solid, but again the fine grit streaked their faces, embedding itself in their hair.
It was generally accomplished by embedding railroad rails or heavy oak plank in the cradle on solid foundation.