Watch-towers with wooden clappers and the beacons which flashed the alarm along the whole frontier in a few hours are still features in the landscape.
Cressets used to be kept burning at night on some of the campanili to serve as beacons for those at sea.
Disraeli (Beacons field).
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.
This coal-field occupies practically the whole of Glamorgan and part of Monmouth, and its surface slopes from the Black Mountain and Brecon Beacons to the sea as a gently inclined plateau, scored by deep valleys draining south.
In our most trivial walks, we are constantly, though unconsciously, steering like pilots by certain well-known beacons and headlands, and if we go beyond our usual course we still carry in our minds the bearing of some neighboring cape; and not till we are completely lost, or turned round--for a man needs only to be turned round once with his eyes shut in this world to be lost--do we appreciate the vastness and strangeness of nature.
Collect all four homing beacons in Acts 1 through 4, which will each give you a piece of his armor.
The town commands a magnificent view of the Brecknock Beacons, and is noted for its promenades on the banks of the Usk, and in the priory groves.
It is true that at all times churches have been put to secular uses; in periods of unrest, as among the Nestorian Christians now, they were sometimes built to serve at need as fortresses; their towers were used for beacons, their naves for meetings on secular affairs.
Their highest summit north of the Usk, on the eastern side, where they are known as the Black Mountains, or sometimes the Black Forest Mountains, is Pen y Gader (2624 ft.) between Talgarth and Llanthony, and on the south-west the twin peaks of the Mynydd Du ("Black Mountain") or the so-called Carmarthenshire Vans or Beacons, only the higher of which, Fan Brycheiniog (2632 ft.), is, however, in Breconshire; while the centre of the crescent is occupied by the masses of the Brecknockshire Beacons or Vans (often called the Beacons simply), the highest point of which, Pen y Fan, formerly also known as Cadair Arthur, or Arthur's Chair, attains an altitude of 2910 ft.
The Usk rises in the Carmarthenshire Van on the west, and flowing in a direction nearly due east through the centre of the county, collects the water from the range of the Beacons in the south, and from the Eppynt range in the north by means of numerous smaller streams, of which the Tarell and the Honddu (which join it at Brecon) are the most important, and it enters Monmouthshire near Abergavenny.
The three combined ranges of the Black Mountains, the Brecknock Beacons and the Black Forest sweep across south Brecon from W.
The Taff (40 m.), rising amongst the Brecon Beacons, enters the Bristol Channel at Cardiff.
His diligent investigations into the efficiency of various illuminants in differing circumstances, and into the best conditions for developing their several maximum powers of brilliancy, while greatly improving the usefulness of the line of beacons along the extensive coast of the United States, effected at the same time a great economy of administration.
The Brecon Beacons of Old Red Sandstone are the highest (2907 ft.), but the Black Mountain bears a number of picturesque summits carved out of Millstone Grit and Carboniferous Limestone, which rise frequently over 2000 ft.
Under powers secured in 1884, the town obtains its chief water supply from a gathering ground near the sources of the Taff on the old red sandstone beyond the northern out-crop of the mineral basin and on the southern slopes of the Brecknock Beacons.
The remainder and greater part of the county is occupied chiefly by the gently inclined Old Red Sandstone; in the dissected plateau of the Black Mountains north of Crickhowell the lower marls and cornstones are laid open, while south of Brecon the conglomeratic upper beds form the escarpment and plateaus of the Beacons.
Portals to the mortal and immortal worlds glowed warm yellow through the fog like beacons.
Each of the facades of the three tower blocks has custom individually addressable surface mounted single color LED beacons mounted vertically on the facades.
However the agencies who were doing their job properly stood out like shining beacons.
At regular intervals we could see the flashing beacons on the ground that showed us the way to the border.
A variety of inspection lamps and rotating beacons for garge and home use.
Vehicles will respond to electronic instructions from navigational beacons.
Iron Man Cheats Collect the four homing beacons in each act to access the secret area to retrieve a piece of his armor.
Even conventional systems can struggle with the unfriendly loads imposed by a number of xenon beacons operating together.
It may also be used to indicate the position of such things as radio locator beacons.
The proposal by Transport for London would use a system of roadside beacons similar to that used in Singapore.
beacons of excellence in the state sector.
Vega LED Beacons are factory sealed for life, and are ideal for use on floating buoys or at fixed sites.
exegesis offices in Talgarth in the Brecon Beacons National Park.
The beacons then fluoresce near-infrared light in response to light beaming from a small device outside the body.
glides tastes like a Red Kite gracefully gliding over the picturesque Brecon Beacons?
homing beacons in each act to access the secret area to retrieve a piece of his armor.
These beacons, called masers (the radio equivalent of lasers) show up as bright spots in the radio images.
Emergency position indicating radio beacons (EPIRB) are electronic devices that gives off a radio signal on the designated frequency of 406 MHz.
It is possible social centers may become beacons of organization but equally possible that they will cause us to develop a ghettoized siege mentality.
Dispensing with the need for locking screws, Sonos sounders and sounder beacons use Time Saver bases from sister company Apollo Fire Detectors.
transponders fitted to the public transport vehicles, that communicate with beacons placed along the route.
xenon beacons operating together.
existing zebra crossings, marked by Belisha beacons, are very satisfactory for pedestrians as long as they are respected by motorists and enforced.
The questions which would claim the exercise of such a jurisdiction appear to be (I) intercolonial tariffs and the coasting trade; (2) railways, roads, canals, and other such works running through any two of the colonies; (3) beacons and lighthouses on the coast; (4) intercolonial gold regulations; (5) postage between the said colonies; (6) a general court of appeal from the courts of sucn colonies; (7) a power to legislate on all other subjects which may be submitted to them by addresses from the legislative councils and assemblies of the colonies, and to appropriate to any of the above-mentioned objects the necessary sums of money, to be raised by a percentage on the revenues of all the colonies interested."
The fragments of many wrecks emphasize the dangers of navigation, which are increased by the absence of beacons, the only lighthouse being that maintained by the Board of Trade on Cape Pembroke near the principal settlement.
We also use a service that collects data remotely by using " web beacons " or tags embedded in our site 's content.
The application generally uses radio transponders fitted to the public transport vehicles, that communicate with beacons placed along the route.
Existing zebra crossings, marked by Belisha beacons, are very satisfactory for pedestrians as long as they are respected by motorists and enforced.
After all pieces of his armor from the beacons are collected, save Iron Man in Act 5.
Santa's whereabouts are tracked by a sophisticated series of satellite tracking stations and interactive radar beacons that focus on Rudolph's intensely bright nose.
Facebook's advertisers download marketing trackers or "web beacons" to your computer to identify where their ads are most effective.
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