The torches around the circle were lit.
Deidre continued through the halls lined with torches bearing black flames.
A sprawling castle with thick walls, an old portcullis, and torches glowing along the walls rose up before them.
The force of the strike knocked everyone off their feet and deadened the firelight, except for the torches in the corners.
She darted and danced away, focused on nothing but the two torches marking her chance at freedom.
The chief exports consist of rice, rattans, torches, dried fish, areca-nuts, sesamum seeds, molasses, sea-slugs, edible birds' nests and tin.
Torches blazed, and rich food began to appear on long tables.
A long robe, holding burning torches; later she becomes triformis, " triple-formed," with three bodies standing back to back - corresponding, according to those who regard her as a moongoddess, to the new, the full and the waning moon.
She continued to laugh, "Don't you worry that news will spread, and the townspeople will come after you with torches and stakes?"
Torches lit the area, but it was impossible to tell her men from Memon's horde.
In the course of this ceremony, after the sacrifice, men rush in all directions carrying torches; the women also carry fire-brands, or knock on the houses with rice-crushers and other heavy implements, and thus the evil spirits are considered to be driven away.
At that moment Napoleon was in the midst of his troops, thousands of whom had made their bivouac-straw into torches in his honour.
Capture begins among the lower tribes with the hand, without devices, developing knack and skill in seizing, pursuing, climbing, swimming, and maiming without weapons; and proceeds to gathering with devices that take the place of the hand in dipping, digging, hooking and grasping; weapons for striking, whether clubs, missiles or projectiles; edged weapons of capture, which were rare in America; piercing devices for capture, in lances, barbed spears, harpoons and arrows; traps for enclosing, arresting and killing, such as pens, cages, pits, pen-falls, nets, hooks, nooses, clutches, adhesives, deadfalls, impalers, knife traps and poisons; animals consciously and unconsciously aiding in capture; fire in the form of torches, beacons, burning out and smoking out; poisons and asphyxiators; the accessories to hunting, including such changes in food, dress, shelter, travelling, packing, mechanical tools and intellectual apparatus as demanded by these arts.
When the decision was known the populace, who had been eagerly waiting from early morning till night to hear the result, accompanied the members with torches and censers to their lodgings, and there was a general illumination of the city.
Some authorities, however, hold that it commemorates the red flare of the torches by whose light the work of construction was carried on nightly for many years; others associate it with the name of the founder, Mahomet Ibn Al Ahmar; and others derive it from the Arabic Dar al Amra, " House of the Master."
Later, they are winged maidens of serious aspect, in the garb of huntresses, with snakes or torches in their hair, carrying scourges, torches or sickles.
Torches and lamps were also carried in, religious processions.
" Twelve priests should stand about the bishop, munica= holding in their hands lighted torches, which at the con- tion s, clusion of the anathema or excommunication they should cast down and trample under foot."
High, and the floor is strewn with rocky fragments, among which are found numerous half-burnt torches made of canes, and other signs of prehistoric occupancy.
On the evening of that day Christian summoned his captains to a private conference at the palace, the result of which was quickly apparent, for at dusk a band of Danish soldiers, with lanterns and torches, broke into the great hall and carried off several carefully selected persons.
In her six hands are torches, sometimes a snake, a key (as wardress of the lower world), a whip or a dagger; her favourite animal was the dog, which was sacrificed to her - an indication of her nonHellenic origin, since this animal very rarely fills this part in genuine Greek ritual.
There was one exit at the far end of the arena opposite the warlord's party marked by torches, with no guards she could see.
He waited until he was free of the meadow before raising two torches above his head.
One day he gave a banquet to his friends, and after it they sallied forth with torches, singing through the streets, Francis being crowned with garlands as the king of the revellers; after a time they missed him, and on retracing their steps they found him in a trance or reverie, a permanently altered man.
Referring to this important event Mr Round writes: " The excited citizens, who had poured out overnight, with lanterns and torches, to welcome John to the capital, streamed together on the morning of the eventful 8th of October at the wellknown sound of the great bell swinging out from its campanile in St Paul's Churchyard.
His subjects were ordered to worship him under the name of Zeus; he built a bridge of brass, over which he drove at full speed in his chariot to imitate thunder, the effect being heightened by dried skins and caldrons trailing behind, while torches were thrown into the air to represent lightning.
The wood of the naio when dry has a fragrance resembling that of sandalwood, and is used for torches in fishing.
This is done about midsummer, when by the aid of torches and long poles many thousands of the young birds are slaughtered, while their parents in alarm and rage hover over the destroyers' heads, uttering harsh and deafening cries.
When Mr Hovey visited this cave in 1855 he found many extinct torches, charcoal embers, poles and pounders, as well as numerous footprints, in the soft nitreous earth of certain avenues, which were left by exploring parties previous to the coming of the white man.
In Normandy the farmers still employ children under twelve to run through the fields and orchards armed with torches, setting fire to bundles of straw, and thus it is believed driving out such vermin as are likely to damage the crops.
Her function as a goddess of marriage is less certain, and the cult-titles adduced in support of it are hardly convincing; such are r`ryEµovr), interpreted as "she who leads home the bride," r€Xauch pos, "bearer of light," that is, of torches at the marriage procession.
Their revolution was not made up of a bunch of hotheads with torches and pitchforks.
The crowd was screaming, the torches blinding.
In the outlying serfs' quarters torches and candles were burning and no one slept.