In his mind's eye Dean could picture climbers rappelling downward in great lunges, covering many feet in long swings, reaching the bottom in but a few mad leaps into space.
Here the Umgeni leaps in a single sheet of water down a precipice over 350 ft.
The revenue of the state went up by leaps and bounds.
The Nile at the Ripon Falls leaps over a basalt dike.
The revenue went up by leaps and bounds.
Toddlers are growing and developing in leaps and bounds.
The Indian flying-squirrel (P. oral) leaps with its parachute extended from the higher branches of a tree, and descends first directly and then more and more obliquely, until the flight, gradually becoming slower, assumes a horizontal direction, and finally terminates in an ascent to the branch or trunk of the tree to which it was directed.
He described it as barren and sterile, and almost devoid of animals, the only one of any importance somewhat resembling a raccoon - a strange creature, which advanced by great bounds or leaps instead of walking, using only its hind legs, and covering 12 or 15 ft.
Wherever moral postulates make their presence felt, Butler's doctrine of man, as of God, leaps into new vigour.
That stream is sure sooner or later to carry with it every reality that has been reached by side-issues and leaps; and of such things we have important cases in the works of Strauss and Debussy.
When running, they arch their backs and scurry away in a series of short leaps.
Some one throws himself over a cataract or leaps into the crater of a volcano, and immediately a score or two follow.
Here, as elsewhere, the laws of evolution hold, permitting no sudden stupendous leaps.
By means of this muscular foot the cockle burrows rapidly in the muddy sand of the sea-shore, and it can also when it is not buried perform considerable leaps by suddenly bending the foot.
The seat of the hunting man is the most important of any connected with amusement; he must sit firm, so as not to be thrown off when his horse leaps, or makes a mistake, and he must be able to save his horse under all circumstances, and to make as much of him as possible.
During the years from 1896 to 1910, he came to hold a position within the British Empire which was in its way unique, and in this period he had seen Canadian prosperity advance progressively by leaps and bounds.
Along the middle of the hinder half of the back is a line of long erectile white hairs, forming the "fan," continued down over the rump; in repose this is concealed by the surrounding hair, but is conspicuously displayed when the animal takes the great leaps from which it derives its popular name.
In the United States of America, however, the Catholic population has increased by leaps and bounds through immigration.
But its linen manufactures, begun early in the 18th century, gradually restored prosperity; and when other industries had taken root its fortunes advanced by leaps and bounds, and there is now no more flourishing community in Scotland.
A few miles below the lake, the river, after a succession of rapids, leaps over a cliff, making the Upper Fall, 109 ft.
But after the close of the Civil War the production increased by leaps and bounds, till in 1907 it was thirty-one times as great as in 1865; and the percentage which it formed of the world's production rose to some 14% in 1870, 21% in 1880, 35% in 1900 and 43% in 1907.
No sooner is the object of alarm scented or seen than each one seeks safety in the most inaccessible situations, which are often reached by a series of astounding leaps over crevasses, up the faces of seemingly perpendicular rocks, or down the sides of equally precipitous chasms. The chamois will not hesitate, it is said, thus to leap down 20 or even 30 ft., and this it effects with apparent ease by throwing itself forward diagonally and striking its feet several times in its descent against the face of the rock.
exhibits the growth of the foreign and colonial trade at specified dates since 1755, showing how it advanced by leaps and bounds during the latter part of the 19th century.
in three leaps, and an enormous basaltic lava-stream, which crosses the face of the mountain in a north-easterly direction.
Prior to 1860 the exports of raw cotton from India used to average less than 3 millions sterling a year, mostly to China; but after that date they rose by leaps, until in 1866 they reached the enormous total of 37 millions.
It then leaps into the air and alights upon its four feet, but instantaneously erecting itself, it makes another spring, and so on in such rapid succession as to appear as if rather flying than running.
C. Fabricius instituted the genus Gammarus for five species, of which only three were amphipods, while he left five other amphipods in the genus Oniscus, from this total of eight science has developed the order, at first very slowly, but of late by great leaps and bounds, so that now the Gammaridea alone comprise more than 1300 species, distributed among some 300 genera and 39 families.
Pius might no longer rule over the papal states; but there was consolation in the thought that, within the realm of conscience, his power had increased by leaps and bounds.
The philosophies which are " redargued " are divided into three classes, the sophistical, of which the best example is Aristotle, who, according to Bacon, forces nature into his abstract schemata and thinks to explain by definitions; the empirical, which from few and limited experiments leaps at once to general conclusions; and the superstitious, which corrupts philosophy by the introduction of poetical and theological notions.
The natural arch that admits one to Mammoth Cave has a span of 70 ft., and from a ledge above it a cascade leaps 59 ft.
the wings after a few hops and leaps.
They have elongated hind-limbs and long hairy tails; and progress by leaps, in the same manner as jerboas, from which they differ in having five hind-toes.
The number of persons holding immediately of the crown began at once to multiply by leaps and bounds.
The revenue increased by leaps and bounds, and the income tax was gradually reduced till it stood at 4d.
Through this dark canon the Maranon leaps along, at times, at the rate of 12 m.
The weaving of damask was introduced in 1718 by James Blake, who had learned the secret of the process in the workshops at Drumsheugh near Edinburgh, to which he gained admittance by feigning idiocy; and since that date the linen trade has advanced by leaps and bounds, much of the success being due to the beautiful designs produced by the manufacturers.
These, together with its powerful sinews, enable it to take prodigious leaps, to balance itself on the smallest foothold and to scale almost perpendicular rocks.
To this family also belong the Rhacophorus of eastern Asia, arboreal frogs, some of which are remarkable for the extremely developed webs between the fingers and toes, which are believed to act as a parachute when the frog leaps from the branches of trees (flying-frog of A.
A crippled beggar, miraculously cured, leaps up to help them.
It became conceivable that nature made leaps after all.
My own faith is growing by leaps and bounds and I am totally energized by the glowing faith I see in these wonderful people.
flinch back, she leaps forward.
giant leaps forward.
Move, Jo leaps out of the way looking like a startled rabbit caught in car headlamps.
Some of the most important like quantum theory have required great imaginative leaps.
The west side made all the realty LP for security guard leaps.
realty LP for security guard leaps.
resemble trial someone uncannily resembling the faked photograph of the invented McCorkle leaps to his feet.
The philosophical principles which underlie the two theories stand for the most part in strong contrast, the theory of evolution tending toward the supposition of ordinary causes, such as "natural selection," producing modifications in species, whether by gradual accumula tion or more sudden leaps, while the theory of creation has recourse to acts of supernatural intervention (see the duke of Argyll, Reign of Law, ch.
These are easy to spot: They rely on huge conceptual leaps without a framework to support them.
But I do not believe these technological leaps forward are a threat to good food.
The wolf paused, turned its heavy forehead toward the dogs awkwardly, like a man suffering from the quinsy, and, still slightly swaying from side to side, gave a couple of leaps and with a swish of its tail disappeared into the skirt of the wood.
To study the skillful tactics and aims of Napoleon and his army from the time it entered Moscow till it was destroyed is like studying the dying leaps and shudders of a mortally wounded animal.
At the trial someone uncannily resembling the faked photograph of the invented McCorkle leaps to his feet.
Although your infant seems so tiny and helpless, her development will continue to grow in leaps and bounds.
Since the first test tube baby born to the world stunned scientific and medical communities, technology has grown by leaps and bounds.
You're probably not going to be using yours to do daring leaps off the sides of hills in competitions, though.
Shopping online has grown by leaps and bounds in the last decade, and many holiday shoppers choose to do most, if not all, of their holiday gift buying from popular retail outlets online.
This is why the computer security industry has grown by leaps and bounds over the last decade.
If children do indeed learn by example, their fledgling characters will grow by leaps and bounds when they witness mutual respect between the important people in their lives.
Live Science reported that Category 4 and 5 hurricanes specifically have increased by leaps and bounds, as much as 50 percent between 1970 and 2004.
The villain is Venom, once again, but this time instead of fighting you are navigating your way through various leaps and jumps from web to web, making your way to where you will save the woman you love.
For example, if your son is leaps and bounds ahead of his peers in science, does the school offer accelerated placement programs, extensive science projects or an active after school club?
Now that he is a toddler, however, he is much more active, and even though he is still growing in leaps and bounds, he's also probably much rougher on his clothing.
Footless pajamas work for those kids who continue to grow in leaps and bounds.
Rather than spinning webs, these catlike spiders stalk and pounce on their prey, their leaps reaching distances of up to 16 times their own length.
Since the popularity of solar lighting is growing by leaps and bounds, it is much easier to find that it used to be.
While organic baby food is only a very small part of the baby food market overall, it has been growing by leaps and bounds.
Sleepwear in particular has grown leaps and bounds, and is now available in a multitude of stylish designs that look just as wonderful as they feel.
More advanced players can change the pitch, lead, and velocity of passes as well as pull out a dizzying variety of running moves like spins, jukes, fakes, leaps, and stiffarms.
While his jumping skills in early games were confined to one height, Mario's 3D adventures introduced many new leaps and acrobatic combinations that earn him his fame for flying into the air.
Toadsworth leaps out of bed and is ready to greet the Princess with open arms when a giant alien creature pops out of the time machine.
Naturally, the high-definition graphics found within this Sony PlayStation 3 title are leaps and bounds beyond what we experienced on earlier versions.
He makes a crater every time he lands from a huge jump, flings cars and tanks at helicopters, leaps over buildings, and leaves giant claw marks everywhere he climbs.
The result is today's modern dance - a series of free flowing movements, unconventional dance steps, and out of this world leaps, spins and body contortions.
Western dance forms such as ballet or even the folk dancing of Russia contain large leaps and jumps, fighting against gravity and the constraints of the earth.
Jazz choreographers include pirouettes, turns, kicks, leaps, falls, and a variety of other movements into their jazz dance routines.
Many dance schools teach this as traditional samba, and exhibitions often feature elaborate turns, leaps and other daring moves.
The deer perform agile movements that include leaps and prances.
Laser hair removal has grown by leaps and bounds in popularity in recent years and shoes no signs of slowing down.
The concept of men's hair replacement has grown by leaps and bounds in recent times.
It seems that homeschoolers are academically out-achieving their schooled peers by leaps and bounds.
Children will especially love creating this fun, paper toy that actually leaps off the ground when used.
Maternity fashions have moved leaps and bounds towards allowing pregnant women to look like mature adults while retaining their individual styles and staying in tune with current fashion trends.
Surprising as it may seem in an age when technology seems to grow in leaps and bounds on a daily basis and products become obsolete almost overnight, the invention of the toaster was a long and slow process.
Cool laptop bags for men would have been a hard find fifteen years ago, but thanks to overwhelming leaps in the field of technology portable computers have become price-accessible to the average citizen.
Virgo is an earth sign and the earth element tends to favor pragmatism and comfort over wild thrills and theoretical leaps.
Little People, a staple of the Fisher-Price line, has grown with leaps and bounds to include culturally diverse characters, fairy tale themes and toys that grow with your child.
Immediately a huge, scattered flame leaps up.
The animal is also said to have powerful hind legs that allow it to sometimes walk upright and even make great leaps.
Basketball shoes are also a decent option when you're looking for a sneaker that masters both running and high leaps.
However, Ariat accomplishes this goal beautifully with incredible technological leaps, sound construction and pleasing to the eye aesthetics.
Ballet flats need to be flexible enough for the wearer to feel comfortable that her shoes won't fly off as she leaps through the air.
It is very typical for storylines on some dramas that drag out for months to make big leaps in a few short days.
Ryan Eggold (RE): It's grown by leaps and bounds from season to season.
Since then, the Citizen Watch company has grown by leaps and bounds.
Not only does the alarm have a loud, emergency siren sound, but a small propeller leaps from the clock and flies around the room.
However, the more the auto industry leaps ahead, the more it turns to what it knows best or what it must do to change and be competitive.
Small increments are more tolerable than great leaps.
Henderson" will demonstrate his "extraordinary trampoline leaps."
For example, Erin Esurance is the cartoon representative for Esurance who leaps from one adventure to another in an attempt to save customers money.
In 1989, Selena made two major career moves that moved her career on by leaps and bounds.
Keep in mind, however, that once the word gets out about the party, your guest list will grow by leaps and bounds.
That said, the writer can certainly get away with enormous leaps.
As they watch a display of Earth's past, a crazed McCoy leaps through the Guardian, and into our past; the Guardian is a gateway.
The explanations are a bit murky, but it seems that the problems are less technological than they are the fact that the project has been hijacked by a mysterious higher power, which is using Sam's leaps to fix what once went wrong.
Once he accomplishes this life's task, he then automatically leaps again into a new life.
But it remains the fact that his success with the free-trade movement was for years unchallenged, and that the leaps and bounds with which English commercial prosperity advanced after the repeal of the cornIaws were naturally associated with the reformed fiscal policy, so that the very name of protectionism came to be identified with all that was not merely heterodox but hateful.
Alike in volume and in beauty these take a very high place among European waterfalls; the cataract has a total descent of about 650 ft., in three leaps of 65, 330 and 190 ft.
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