Darkness settled into corners and crevices beyond the moon's touch.
The Indians in hunting them employ the grison (Galictis vittata), a member of the weasel family, which is trained to enter the crevices of the rocks where the chinchillas lie concealed during the day.
As the sun climbed over the mountains, it spread its glow across the snow still nestled in the cracks and crevices above him.
They shelter in crevices of the bark of trees, in the dried stems of herbaceous plants, or among moss and fallen leaves on the ground.
The surrounding country is bare and stony, with carefully cultivated patches of rich red soil among the crevices of the rock.
Spratt and Edward Forbes, and other travellers, and is merely a stream of inflammable gas issuing from crevices in the rocks, such as are found in several places in the Apennines.
The winter wind has come a-calling and moans through cracks and crevices like so many ghosts visiting from hell, wailing and beckoning for me to join them.
In time the trees began to thin and patches of old snow appeared in ever increasing numbers, tucked in dark crevices, left over from winter storms of months long past.
Such roofs are not suitable for cold climates, for accumulations of snow might overburden the structure and would also cause the wet to penetrate through any small crevices and under flashings.
They never molested me seriously, though they bedded with me; and they gradually disappeared, into what crevices I do not know, avoiding winter and unspeakable cold.
The favourite haunts of the wild cat are mountain forests where masses or rocks or cliffs are interspersed with trees, the crevices in these rocks or the hollow trunks of trees affording sites for the wild cat's lair, where its young are produced and reared.
The threshing-floor must be smooth and rammed hard to leave no crevices for weeds and small animals to get through.
It is a native of Australia, where it chiefly abounds in New South Wales, inhabiting rocky and mountainous districts, where it burrows among the loose sand, or hides itself in crevices of rocks.
As the tide rises the spiders take refuge in crevices and spin over their retreat a sheet of silk, impervious to water, beneath which they oie in safety with a supply of air until the ebb exposes the site again to the sun.
In habits they are partly diurnal; and live either in burrows among the crevices of rocks, beneath the leaves of aquatic plants in marshy districts, or underneath the floors of outbuildings.
Huge patches of sulphur, some still smouldering, are everywhere visible, intermingled with the white streaks of snow and ice that fill the crevices and cover the ledges of the black rocks.
The tick especially infests old huts and camping grounds and is nocturnal in habit, spending the day hidden in crevices of the walls or floor and coming out at night to feed upon the sleeping inmates.
They live beneath the bark of trees, in the crevices of rock and of rotten stumps of trees, and beneath stones.
When the river is high the water rolls over the main falls in one great unbroken expanse; at low water (when alone it is possible to look into the grey depths of the great chasm) the falls are broken by crevices in the rock into numerous cascades.
This phenomenon seems to arise from rains which, falling on the chalk hills, sink into the porous soil and reappear after a time from crevices at lower levels.
When concealment is no longer possible terrestrial species, like the Lycosidae, dart swiftly to the nearest shelter afforded by crevices in the soil, stones, fallen leaves or logs of wood, while those that live in bushes, like the Argyopidae, drop straight to the ground and lie hidden in the earth or in the fallen vegetation beneath.
Since the Rev. William Ellis and a party of American missionaries first made the volcano known to the civilized ' Among the minqr phenomena of Hawaiian volcanoes are the delicate glassy fibres called Pele's hair by the Hawaiians, which are spun by the wind from the rising and falling drops of liquid lava, and blown over the edge or into the crevices of the crater.
Unless suitable fresh air inlets are provided, this form of stove will cause the room to be draughty, the strong current of warm air up the flue drawing cold air in through the crevices in the doors and windows.
In the lower sanctuary the natural pillars of stalagmite had been used as objects of worship, and bronze votive objects thrust into their crevices (Halbherr, Museo di antichitd classica, ii.
The winter moth (Cheimatobia brumata) must be kept in check by putting greasy bands round the trunks from October till December or January, to catch the wingless females that crawl up and deposit their eggs in the cracks and crevices in the bark.
Prairie fires or spontaneous combustion have ignited many coal seams. Some have already burnt out; others still emit smoke and sulphurous fumes from the crevices in the hillsides, and through the fissures may be seen the glowing coal and rock.
It is generally found on or near the surface of the ground, but it can not only pursue its prey through holes and crevices of rocks and under dense tangled herbage, but follow it up the stems and branches of trees, or even into the water, swimming with perfect ease.
5) causes a sudden and permanent expansion, which forces the metal into even the finest crevices in its mould, a fact which is taken advantage of in making ornamental castings and others which need great sharpness of detail, by making them rich in graphite.
Tests made for several successive years by means of culture media and sterile plates, demonstrated the perfect bacteriologic purity of the air, first drawn into the caverns through myriads of rocky crevices that served as natural filters, then further cleansed by floating over the transparent springs and pools, and finally supplied to the inmates of the sanatorium.
He formed a comprehensive theory of the variations of climate with latitude and season, and was convinced of the necessity of a circulation of water between the sea and rivers, though, like Plato, he held that this took place by water rising from the sea through crevices in the rocks, losing it .s dissolved salts in the process.
Owing to their growth in length at, or rather in the immediate vicinity of, their tips, roots are enabled to traverse long distances by surmounting some obstacles, penetrating others, and insinuating themselves into narrow crevices.
Another plan in the greenhouse is to dash water on the pipes or flues, which causes steam to rise to the glass and freeze there, stopping up all the crevices.
The backdrop was the mountains; mountains with snow tucked in their crevices and, on the higher ones, sugar dust capping their tops in white, stark contrast to the deep green of the pine forests running up their sides to the tree line and the magnificent blue of the sky above.
antitank ditches or natural crevices.
Their flat body enables them to squeeze into extremely narrow cracks and crevices, where they prey on small arthropods and worms.
bare floorboards can all harbor infestations especially in any cracks and crevices and these warrant thorough cleaning.
KNOWN HAUNTS Shallow seaweed areas, holes and crevices in rocky reefs, wrecks; the red blenny appears to prefer more exposed coasts.
cairns built around them in the Bronze Age or had human remains deposited in their crevices.
Think about the following... Joints, flanges Crevices let stagnant liquid accumulate, causing locally accelerated corrosion from differential aeration.
Chandler and Monica find Peg's room key and let themselves back upstairs to explore some more crevices.
Whilst Brasilicactus are found growing in moist rocky crevices.
They can be found resting during the day in narrow crevices.
The smoke has to trickle out through tiny crevices.
Winter roosts: large, mixed sex colonies are found in tree holes, deep rock crevices or buildings.
You can try to be clever, but we'll always dart Into little dark crevices far from your eyes.
They often grow in a tufted habit in small crevices or fissures on rock faces.
At Hele Bay, good crevice communities are to be found in the fissures and crevice communities are to be found in the fissures and crevices in the extensive bedrock on the shore.
Habitat grows in rock crevices, rocky shores, shingle beaches.
Black Guillemots also breed in various coastal cliff crevices.
Grow in rock gardens, wall crevices, in troughs, containers in scree beds or Alpine houses.
crevices in walls.
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They are in fact, more complex structures involving a honeycomb of cracks and crevices in which bacteria thrive.
honeycomb of cracks and crevices in which bacteria thrive.
Most colonies of seabirds breed on sandstone sea cliffs which weather into a series of suitable nesting ledges and crevices.
enormous lingcod seemed to slumber on flat slabs of rock, and well-camouflaged cabezon suddenly appeared in crevices.
rockerye rockeries, or banks with plenty of crevices, in south-facing areas close to denser vegetation.
In places the lower cliffs, backshore and cliff crevices are influenced by freshwater seepages, flushes and springs.
There are songs in the crevices of every happy child; a bitter life for the child suckled on anger.
woodpecker's tongue is extremely long and sticky for extracting insects, such as ants, from their nest chambers and crevices.
By the weathering of silicates, silica passes into solution and quartz is deposited as a secondary product in the cavities of basic igneous rocks, and in fact in the crevices and along the joints of rocks of almost all kinds.
Create rockeries, or banks with plenty of crevices, in south-facing areas close to denser vegetation.
You need to use a lint-free cloth to apply the varnish and for details and crevices, use a tape recorder head cleaning swab.
The woodpecker 's tongue is extremely long and sticky for extracting insects, such as ants, from their nest chambers and crevices.
Be sure you wipe the baby's genitals thoroughly, cleaning in the crevices.
Bedlam Bedbug Insecticide Spray can be used inside the house in areas such as walls, cracks, crevices, headboards, floorboards, walls, mattresses, boxsprings and furniture.
Dust caught in the crevices of the panels can be removed using an air gun.
Black makeup, whether it be cream or powder, should be worked into the crevices of the face to mimic recessed and aged skin.
Begin by thoroughly vacuuming all carpeting and furniture, being sure to pull out the cushions and vacuum the crevices as well.
Be sure the pesticide reaches under the leaves as well as on top, and when applying around the outer perimeter of your home, be sure not to miss under crawl spaces and crevices where ticks love to hide.
Thoroughly vacuum rugs, crevices, and furniture, especially under cushions and mattresses.
It spreads slowly by underground stems, and succeeds in crevices of the rock garden or border.
This plant should be exposed to the full sun, in crevices situated between two rocks, and where the roots can penetrate gritty or stony soil to the depth of 3 feet.
This underlayment should be measured for a tight fit from wall to wall, without any excess cracks and crevices.
The insulation material is mixed with a small amount of water and sprayed into the crevices where the plywood meets.
Plaque adheres to the crevices and fissures of the teeth and generates acids that, when not removed on a regular basis, slowly eat away, or decay, the protective enamel surface of the teeth, causing holes (cavities) to form.
They should pay special attention to the molars, as these teeth have lots of tiny grooves and crevices where food particles can hide.
The dentist may probe tooth crevices and the edges of fillings with a sharp instrument, looking for areas of tooth decay.
Tooth decay in pits and fissures may be differentiated from dark shadows in the crevices of the chewing surfaces by a dye that selectively stains parts of the tooth that have lost mineral content.
Another big convenience is the ability to clean up the entire house, from the floors and those pesky crevices along the floor boards to furniture and even the air.
It has no cracks or crevices where batter or other foods can get trapped and the tilt-back head locks into place to allow for easier, safer all-around cleaning.
The Cat & Dog also comes standard with four integrated specialty tools for cleaning upholstery, crevices and dusting surfaces high and low.
Dust your display before placing out, as particles can get trapped in tiny crevices.
Pave settings also tend to show dirt faster than some settings as there are many crevices in which it can collect.
If the ring gets extremely dirty with dirt in the crevices of the setting that can't easily be removed, take it to a jeweler for professional cleaning.
Over time, you'll end up with stains on the upholstery, grime in the crevices of your dashboard, and things you probably don't even want to think about wedged under your seats.
Use a paintbrush and toothbrush to get into hard-to-reach crevices before you clean other surfaces in the car.
Use the paint brush and toothbrush to get into hard-to-reach crevices before you clean other surfaces in the car.
When you use a fireplace or wood burning stove, it's only natural that ashes will form and begin to build up on the floor and in the cracks and crevices of the entire enclosure.
It includes a number of extensions, brushes, and attachments, as well as a special tool for cleaning even the most difficult-to-reach crevices.
When vacuuming the carpets, you can also use the hose to get to those hard to reach corners and crevices.
Lay the umbrella on your driveway on its side and use the spray bottle to reach all the hard-to-get crevices.
If you are dealing with a large or tough stain, be sure to liberally saturate the cushions with the cleaning solution, paying special attention to the cushion's creases and crevices.
In some cases the dark patina that develops in the crevices of silver adds to the overall design and look of the silver piece.
The downside of polishing pastes and creams is the product may get imbedded deep into small crevices of the piece and be difficult to remove.
If you have deep crevices use a soft bristle toothbrush to gently brush the tarnish off.
Use a stiff toothbrush in small crevices and corners.
Use a toothbrush to remove gunk from corners and small crevices.
Toenails are more likely to succumb to fungus rather than fingernails because they are confined to the dark, moist crevices of shoes and socks.
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