At length the sun's rays have attained the right angle, and warm winds blow up mist and rain and melt the snowbanks, and the sun, dispersing the mist, smiles on a checkered landscape of russet and white smoking with incense, through which the traveller picks his way from islet to islet, cheered by the music of a thousand tinkling rills and rivulets whose veins are filled with the blood of winter which they are bearing off.
All her plans were about to blow up – all this because she had allowed herself to be drawn into a relationship.
"That woman could blow this entire enterprise higher than a kite in a wind storm," Quinn said.
There was a big blow up last evening... something about Annie, the daughter that died.
"Blow it up?" she shouted above the storm, careening into him as he maneuvered around a fallen table.
He saw the frightened and then infuriated face of the dragoon who dealt the blow, the look of silent, timid reproach that boy in the fur-lined coat had turned upon him.
Pierre's mind was in such a confused state that the word "stroke" suggested to him a blow from something.
In his fancy he did not clearly picture to himself either the striking of the blow or the death of Napoleon, but with extraordinary vividness and melancholy enjoyment imagined his own destruction and heroic endurance.
Whether her being in the picture will blow everything we're doing; I just don't know.
We're gonna blow the place, Darian!
Jule was knocked off his feet by a hard blow but got back up, beckoning to the other creature with a look of confidence out of place for his bloodied face.
But before the words were well out of his mouth, his cap flew off and a fierce blow jerked his head to one side.
I tagged both with GPS and a speck of C4, so if you lose either, we can blow it up.
I thought it was strange, since Jimmy's the last person who would veer off course from your orders because you let him blow up whatever he wants and he doesn't wanna lose that.
Jule launched himself out the window as the creature made the second blow against the door.
But why did they not blow up the bridge, if it was mined?
Yes, it was like a dream in which a man fancies that a ruffian is coming to attack him, and raises his arm to strike that ruffian a terrible blow which he knows should annihilate him, but then feels that his arm drops powerless and limp like a rag, and the horror of unavoidable destruction seizes him in his helplessness.
The lad with the turned-up sleeve gave the smith a blow in the face and cried wildly: "They're fighting us, lads!"
"There are gentry here; the general himself is in that hut, and you foul-mouthed devils, you brutes, I'll give it to you!" shouted he, hitting the first man who came in his way a swinging blow on the back.
The events of the previous year: the burning of Moscow and the flight from it, the death of Prince Andrew, Natasha's despair, Petya's death, and the old countess' grief fell blow after blow on the old count's head.
I don't know how the others kept a straight face but I pulled out a handkerchief, pretending to blow my nose.
Shouldn't you be saving those people so I don't blow them up?
"Dusty, we can just blow everything up," Darian said, a note of panic in his voice.
Whatever was in the hallway distracted Dusty again, and red splashed across his forearm as Talon's blow grazed him.
I leave for a few days and you blow up Florida.
The door cracked in the middle beneath the second blow, and she went sailing once again.
A few minutes later, Rhyn went down under Gabriel.s blow, rolled, then bounded up, but not before Darkyn slashed his side.
He.d landed one blow on Darkyn and none on Gabriel.
Rhyn blocked a second blow that might.ve taken the assassin.s head off and shoved Darkyn before whirling to meet Gabriel.s blow.
Long ago, his ancestors had rigged the planet to blow the mines and turn the atmosphere into a toxic mix no one would survive.
"Did you really blow up Anshan?" she asked.
But though I do not know what causes the cold winds to blow when the oak buds unfold, I cannot agree with the peasants that the unfolding of the oak buds is the cause of the cold wind, for the force of the wind is beyond the influence of the buds.
The burning of towns and villages, the retreats after battles, the blow dealt at Borodino and the renewed retreat, the burning of Moscow, the capture of marauders, the seizure of transports, and the guerrilla war were all departures from the rules.
But the same blow that almost killed the countess, this second blow, restored Natasha to life.
In lathing I was pleased to be able to send home each nail with a single blow of the hammer, and it was my ambition to transfer the plaster from the board to the wall neatly and rapidly.
But what is best of all," he went on, his excitement subsiding under the delightful interest of his own story, "is that the sergeant in charge of the cannon which was to give the signal to fire the mines and blow up the bridge, this sergeant, seeing that the French troops were running onto the bridge, was about to fire, but Lannes stayed his hand.
But still tell him to come to the club--it will all blow over.
Something vague and confused, which he could not at all account for, had come over him with the capture of that officer and the blow he had dealt him.