deep, through which the water rushes at the rate of 4 to 5 m.
It is by this time mere vegetable mould and undistinguishable pond shore, through which rushes and flags have pushed up.
The French battalion rushes to the bridgehead, spikes the guns, and the bridge is taken!
A flight of stone steps leads the way down to a narrow passage, through which the air rushes with violence, outward in summer and inward in winter.
Towards the foothills of the Caucasus they are clothed with thick forests, while in the west they merge into the steppes of south Russia or end in marshy ground, choked with reeds and rushes, in the delta of the Kuban.
The giant rushes Xanthorrhoea and Kingia are peculiar to Australia.
Very often a wounded animal, hearing a rustle, rushes straight at the hunter's gun, runs forward and back again, and hastens its own end.
The native fishermen know all about them; how the eggs are fastened to the water plants, how soon after the little larvae swarm about in thousands, how fast they grow, until by the month of June they are all grown into big, fat creatures ready for the market; later in the summer the axolotls are said to take to the rushes, in the autumn they become scarce, but none have ever been known to leave the water or to metamorphose, nor are any perfect Amblystomas found in the vicinity of the two lakes."
Thenceforth everyone who built a house was strictly charged not to cover it with reeds, rushes, stubble or straw, but only with tiles, shingle boards or lead.
The dragon hears Beowulf's shout of defiance, and rushes forth, breathing flames.
I do try to think that he is still near, very near; but sometimes the thought that he is not here, that I shall not see him when I go to Boston,--that he is gone,--rushes over my soul like a great wave of sorrow.
Below the falls the river rushes through a rocky gorge, and openings in the cliffs to the water are rare.
(From Photographs by C. Evans.) In a very few years, however, the open pit mining was rendered impossible by the mud rushes, by the falls of the masses of barren rock known as " reef," which were left standing in the mine, and by landslips from the sides, so that in 1883, when the pit had reached a depth of about 400 ft., mining in the Kimberley crater had become almost impossible.
bright, then brilliant, then almost blinding, as it rushes and roars, then " drops," i.e.
In shape they were most frequently cylindrical, having conical roofs thatched with rushes or straw.
A festival called the Rushbearing takes place on the Saturday within the octave of St Oswald's day (August 5th), when a holiday is observed and the church decorated with rushes, heather and flowers.
At times of storm the compressed air, as it rushes out, produces a sound as of thunder.
From its sources to the Dead Sea it rushes down a continuous inclined plane, broken here and there by rapids and small falls; between the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea its sinuosity is so great that in a direct distance of 65 m.
The chi rushes into the room through the door.
A violent current, starting from the Straits of Gibraltar, rushes eastward along the shore, and, hurled back from the headlands, is deflected to the west.
Soon after it becomes French the river rushes furiously through a deep gorge, being imprisoned on the north by the Credo and on the south by the Vuache, while the great fortress of 1'Ecluse guards this entrance into France.
The neighbouring Eutaw Springs issue first from the foot of a hill and form a large stream of clear, cool water, but this, only a few yards away, again rushes underground to reappear about a m.
Vital spirit, inhaled from the outside air, rushes through the arteries till it reaches the various centres, especially the brain and the heart, and there causes thought and organic movement.
Schinzia, which forms galllike swellings on the roots of rushes; Gymnosporangium, causing excrescences on juniper stems; numerous leaf Fungi such as Puccinia, Aecidium, Sep/one, &c., causing yellow, brown or black spots on leaves; or Ustilago in the anthers of certain flowers.
Passing the summit of that range, it rushes down as a cool and dry wind on the Pacific slopes beyond.
The swampy regions of the Nile and of the Eastern province are characterized by an extravagant growth of papyrus and other rushes, of reeds and coarse grass.
Its nest is a light construction of dry rushes, having its foundation in the water, and contains as many as six eggs, which are white tinged with buff.
The vast confluence of waters rushes towards the sea, receiving further additions from the hill country on the east, and forming a broad estuary known under the name of the Meghna, which enters the Bay of Bengal near Noakhali.
The low country along the coast is covered chiefly with grasses and rushes, but scattered over it are clumps of live oak, called "mottes."
In the summer of 1309 Bruce fell on the MacDougals, on the right side of the Awe, where it rushes from Loch Awe at the pass of Brander, and, aided by a rear attack led by Douglas, seized the bridge and massacred the enemy.
In the United Kingdom, under the name of "coir" matting, a large amount of a coarse kind of carpet is made from coco-nut fibre; and the same material, as well as strips of cane, Manila hemp, various grasses and rushes, is largely employed in various forms for making door mats.
The rippled stalks are tied in small bundles and packed, roots downwards, in the dams till they are quite full; over the top of the upper layer is placed a stratum of rushes and straw, or sods with the grassy side downwards, and above all stones of sufficient weight to keep the flax submerged.
Here is the great cataract of Itamaraca, which rushes down an inclined plane for 3 m.
His attributes are a pitcher, cornucopiae (", horn of plenty"), rushes, marine animals and a sceptre.
The summits of some of the mountains are too high for trees and above belts of dwarf spruce, balsam and birch they are clothed chiefly with sandworts, diapensia, cassiope, rushes, sedges and lichens.
In the Norris basin are the Black Growler and the Hurricane, which consist of small apertures through which steam rushes with such tremendous force that it may be heard for miles.
Immediately below that town the Rhone rushes through a great natural gateway, a narrow and striking defile (now strongly fortified), which commands the entrance of the Valais.
The characteristic feature of this portion of the course of the Rhone is the number of narrow gorges or cluses through which it rushes, while it is forced by the southern spur of the Jura to run in a southerly direction, till, after rounding the base of that spur, it can flow freely westwards to Lyons.
The grass-tree of Australia (Xanthorrhoea) is a remarkable plant, allied to the rushes in the form of its flower, but with a tall, unbranched, soft-woody, palm-like trunk bearing a crown of long, narrow, grass-like leaves and stalked heads of small, densely-crowded flowers.
It rushes out from the hillside and is received in a covered masonry canal, whence it flows in large iron pipes till it reaches five enormous reservoirs constructed just opposite to the entrance gates of the royal palace at Capodimonte.
The stream, as far south as Iddah (Ida), a town on the east bank, rushes through a valley cut between the hills, the sandstone cliffs at some places rising 150 ft.
The rushes to gold-fields and diamond-fields are typical in- stances; the growth of towns on coal-fields and near other sources of power, and the rapid settlement of such rich agricultural districts as the wheat-lands of the American prairies and great plains are other examples.
At the end of that period the evil spirit, encouraged by the demons he had produced, once more rushes upon the good creation to destroy it.
The famous Falls of Lodore, at the upper end of the lake, consist of a series of cascades in the small Watendlath Beck, which rushes over an enormous pile of protruding crags from a height of nearly 200 ft.
At low tide, at such points as Moncton or Amherst, only an expanse of red mud can be seen, and the tide rushes in a bore or crest from 3 to 6 ft.
One of the last great gold rushes occurred in the Black Hills area of southwest South Dakota and northeast Wyoming.
When the air rushes out from one pipe, it has not to force its way into the open air, but finds a cavity being prepared for it close at hand in the other pipe, and so the extensions and compressions at the ends are more easily reduced.
It is exceedingly quick in its movements, but seizes its prey by waiting in ambush or stealthily approaching to within springing distance, when it suddenly rushes upon it and tears it to ground with its The Leopard (Felis pardus).
Its food consists almost wholly of waterweeds, rushes and other vegetable substances, but it will also eat animal food on occasion, in the shape of insects, mice or young birds.
This can help them avoid last minute rushes or choosing less than perfect gifts because time is running out.
A man heroically rushes into a burning building to save a child, and afterwards says he "just reacted" or "went on auto-pilot."
The second part of the Manta rushes riders toward a lagoon where the 12-foot seat wings seem to skim the water causing an up-splash.
Also, a satisfactory feeling rushes over the child.
Master Chief rushes to a control pad and starts the ship.
There is an increased risk of a reaction with a variation of allergy shots which "rushes" the first phase of the treatment.
A small group of Australian genera closely approach the order Juncaceae in having small crowded flowers with a scarious or membranous perianth; they include Xanthorrhoea (grass-tree or blackboy) and Kingia, arborescent plants with an erect woody stem crowned with a tuft of long stiff narrow leaves, from the centre of which rises a tall dense flower spike or a number of stalked flower-heads; this group has been included in Juncaceae, from which it is doubtfully distinguished only by the absence of the long twisted stigmas which characterize the true rushes.
The festival is of early origin, and has been derived by some from the Roman Floralia, but appears also to have been made the occasion for carpeting the floors of churches, unpaved in early times, with rushes.
long; the river flows first in a gorge, then amidst thickets of rushes, and very small portions of its valley are fit for cultivation.
The city is built on a low plain, is regularly laid out, and has many fine warehouses, public buildings and residences, but its greater part, however, consists of mud-walled cabins supported by bamboo (guadua) framework and thatched with rushes.
In the hot season no Abyssinian goes without a flag-shaped fan of plaited rushes.
A Spider suddenly rushes from her hole: she has been rendered warlike, doubtless, by prolonged abstinence.
badhe girl gets captured by the Indians, and narrowly escaping a fate worse than death rushes out into the arms of the sheriff.
Where Juncus spp. dominate, marsh bedstraw (Galium palustre) and greater bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus uliginosus) often sprawl among the rushes.
We did it twice, and we just saw the rushes the other day and it looks brilliant.
Keeping the church cool and fresh - rushes and hay would disguise the smells of large numbers of people congregated together.
So after grabbing the first (of many) caffeine rushes we take our place for the first of many horrific delectations.
The water rushes through a narrow rocky dell almost hidden from view by over-arching trees.
festivitye rushes off to prepare for the evening's festivities.
Angela finds the diversity of projects at Rushes very stimulating and enjoys producing groundbreaking graphics and exceptional effects.
The wood contains several scarce and locally distributed grasses, sedges and rushes including hairy woodrush, pendulous sedge and wood millet.
When water did n't quell the rushes, she drank more and more.
Basic flushes are dominated by sedges accompanied by rushes, a few grass species and some choice herbs.
soothes can be strong gales, violent rushes, whirlwinds, or gently soothing mild airs.
The flora includes reeds, rushes and sedges along with drier grassland species such as meadow vetchling.
wrapping service which is often proves useful for those last minute rushes.
In addition to various sounds produced at other times, an elephant when about to charge gives vent to a shrill loud ` trumpet'; and on such occasions rushes on its FIG.
Trees are generally absent, except for thickets of poplars, dwarf oaks and tamarisks along the course of the Kura, the delta of which is smothered under a jungle of reeds and rushes.
Permission was given for dancing, archery, leaping, vaulting and other harmless recreations, and of "having of May games, Whitsun ales and morris dances, and the setting up of May-poles and other sports therewith used, so as the same may be had in due and convenient time without impediment or neglect of divine service, and that women shall have leave to carry rushes to church for the decorating of it."
Some 320 species of fern have been collected, and there are large numbers of spiny and prickly plants, as well as numerous grasses, reeds and rushes, many of them of great service in the native manufactures of mats, hats, baskets, &c.
Degenerations take place in the calyx, so that it becomes dry, scaly and glumaceous (like the glumes of grasses), as in the rushes (Juncaceae); hairy, as in Compositae; or a mere rim, as in some Umbelliferae and Acanthaceae, and in Madder (Rubia tinctorum, fig.
Winds can be strong gales, violent rushes, whirlwinds, or gently soothing mild airs.
Greg rushes to help Lynn and manages to staunch the bleeding until she can be taken to hospital.
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By sleeping directly underneath a window, you recieve the brunt of the chi as it rushes in and out of the room.
They will create a "regeneration zone" of plants and rocks, including marsh marigolds, water lilies, water primrose, cattails and rushes.
When a couple rushes to the altar, chances are good that they'll be rushing to divorce court, too.
Bella rushes to Italy to stop him and does so, but not before the Volturi discover that she knows their secret.
Other films followed, including Daughter of Darkness and Quartet in 1948, Green Grow the Rushes in 1949, and Conspirator also in 1949.
Alex rushes her to the ER and thinks he can do her "bad patch," but Izzie knows he's in over his head.
This condenser is charged electrically and then suddenly discharged and violent electrical oscillations are set up in it, that is to say, electricity rushes to and fro between the antenna and the earth.
The roofs were thatched with bark, straw, reeds or rushes.
Finally she returns to her desk and he rushes in through the door to the very forefront of stage right where he stops abruptly.
There is a gift wrapping service which is often proves useful for those last minute rushes.
They have a wedding savings program to help you out financially, and they also welcome alternative couples and can do rushes.
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