The white sand was almost as blinding as snow.
He scraped sand over the scorpion, burying it from her view.
He patted the sand beside him.
She shot back, kicking sand in his direction.
The white sand reflected the hot sun back at them until they were dripping with perspiration.
Kutuzov, dejected and frowning, sat on a bench by the bridge toying with his whip in the sand when a caleche dashed up noisily.
Water, sand, and hair stung her vision and lungs.
Sand flew as they soared and leapt through the desert.
He stood and brushed the sand from his clothes and then helped her to her feet.
The sand only moved one way, even when upside down.
The sand only moved one way, even when upside down.
As she watched, the horses plunged down a dune, sending a spray of white sand into the dry air.
She brushed sand from her pants.
Sand had already begun to trickle into the bottom.
Sand had already begun to trickle into the bottom.
The world dumped her on top of a pile of sand near the boardwalk with the angry black sea roaring behind her.
Sometimes when you look at a grain of sand in your hand, you forget that there couldn't be a beach without every one of them.
These are all the materials, excepting the timber, stones, and sand, which I claimed by squatter's right.
Frustration finally drove the couple to play the game the same way—contact no one, put your head in the sand, and hope everyone leaves you alone and forgets you exist.
No residents were left in Moscow, and the soldiers--like water percolating through sand--spread irresistibly through the city in all directions from the Kremlin into which they had first marched.
When my floor was dirty, I rose early, and, setting all my furniture out of doors on the grass, bed and bedstead making but one budget, dashed water on the floor, and sprinkled white sand from the pond on it, and then with a broom scrubbed it clean and white; and by the time the villagers had broken their fast the morning sun had dried my house sufficiently to allow me to move in again, and my meditations were almost uninterupted.
Cassie rolled over and stood, dusting sand from her clothes.
I have watered the red huckleberry, the sand cherry and the nettle-tree, the red pine and the black ash, the white grape and the yellow violet, which might have withered else in dry seasons.
Pete's gravely voice cut through her thoughts like sand on a frying pan.
It darted back toward her, and she scrambled to get out of its path, tossing sand at it.
The sand lay white around them like a blanket of snow.
The only sound was the muffled sound of hooves in the sand and the occasional clink of a harness.
Grabbing an armful of the hay they had packed around the supplies in each wagon, she dropped it on the sand and the mules eagerly began devouring it.
She was tending the mules when she saw a rider on top of a sand dune.
The air was heavy and fragrant, the wet, solid sand near the ocean welcome after her initial attempt to keep up in the sugary sand higher up the beach.
What we need to make its parts—iron ore to make steel, rubber to make tires, sand to make glass, petroleum to make plastics—is generally a few cents' worth of raw materials.
It was hard, smooth sand, very different from the loose, sharp sand, mingled with kelp and shells, at Brewster.
A. says God made me and every one out of sand; but it must be a joke.
The flames threw eerie lights into the sand around the wagons, but nothing moved.
She dug her fingers into the soft sand, avoiding his eyes.
Each carrying two canteens, a rifle and a lantern, they started off into the long shadows of the sand dunes.
The sides were left shelving, and not stoned; but the sun having never shone on them, the sand still keeps its place.
Viewed from a hilltop it reflects the color of the sky; but near at hand it is of a yellowish tint next the shore where you can see the sand, then a light green, which gradually deepens to a uniform dark green in the body of the pond.
Ridges of sparkling white sand surrounded the camp like a sleeping dragon, soaking heat from the sun - resting now so it could spit its fiery breath at them later in the day.
Bordeaux was stretched on the sand outside the firelight, leaning on one elbow while he ate.
The sand stretched out before her, their tracks pointing to the escape route.
By the time we were finished it was dark and the sand was blowing so bad we might have got lost, so we stayed in the cave until it let up.
As the big wheels turned, they tossed sand up and over the rim.
She hit the soft sand and he was instantly on top of her, wrestling the whip from her hand.
She dropped to the sand as a hail of bullets whistled above her head.
Using the extra sand, they made fortifications and bedded down for the night behind them.
Then he brushed the sand from her pants, finishing up with a light slap on her backside.
Cassie scooped sand to make a pillow and put her hat over her face.
If any rays missed their bodies, the sand reflected it to them.
Cassie cleaned the supper dishes as best she could with sand, and stored them in one of the packs.
The white sand blowing around looked like a Texas blizzard.
When the ache had left her legs numb, and her breath was no longer coming in gasps, they started out again - across sand dunes - up and down.
The soft sand in the ravine would make it simple for the Indians to detect where they had emerged.
Near the end of May, the sand cherry (Cerasus pumila) adorned the sides of the path with its delicate flowers arranged in umbels cylindrically about its short stems, which last, in the fall, weighed down with good-sized and handsome cherries, fell over in wreaths like rays on every side.
Early in the morning I worked barefooted, dabbling like a plastic artist in the dewy and crumbling sand, but later in the day the sun blistered my feet.
I brought over some whiter and cleaner sand for this purpose from the opposite shore of the pond in a boat, a sort of conveyance which would have tempted me to go much farther if necessary.
The various shades of the sand are singularly rich and agreeable, embracing the different iron colors, brown, gray, yellowish, and reddish.
What makes this sand foliage remarkable is its springing into existence thus suddenly.
It is wonderful how rapidly yet perfectly the sand organizes itself as it flows, using the best material its mass affords to form the sharp edges of its channel.
She inclined her head to indicate the endless sand, broken only by an occasional yucca or chickweed.
All that churning of sand and dust disguised their trail to some degree, but nothing could hide the trail of five heavy wagons.
She swished it around in her mouth to wash out the sand and then spit.
She poured sand over the fire and waited long enough to make it appear she had given his invitation consideration.
The muffled sound of hooves on sand approached the opening between two wagons.
Bordeaux hit the sand on his feet, a rifle in his hands.
They converged then, and moved quietly across the sand, hoping the Indians didn't burst from the night to attack them.
He dropped to the sand and crawled the rest of the way to the top, peering over the edge before he motioned for her to continue.
She jerked her hand away from the sand and stared up at him, a lump forming in her throat.
A small hourglass with black sand was in his palm.
The rails are laid on them, and they are covered with sand, and the cars run smoothly over them.
The shore is composed of a belt of smooth rounded white stones like paving-stones, excepting one or two short sand beaches, and is so steep that in many places a single leap will carry you into water over your head; and were it not for its remarkable transparency, that would be the last to be seen of its bottom till it rose on the opposite side.
There are many furrows in the sand where some creature has travelled about and doubled on its tracks; and, for wrecks, it is strewn with the cases of caddis-worms made of minute grains of white quartz.
A factory-owner, hearing what depth I had found, thought that it could not be true, for, judging from his acquaintance with dams, sand would not lie at so steep an angle.
The material was sand of every degree of fineness and of various rich colors, commonly mixed with a little clay.
When the frost comes out in the spring, and even in a thawing day in the winter, the sand begins to flow down the slopes like lava, sometimes bursting out through the snow and overflowing it where no sand was to be seen before.
Cassie kicked sand over the fire.
In my front yard grew the strawberry, blackberry, and life-everlasting, johnswort and goldenrod, shrub oaks and sand cherry, blueberry and groundnut.
He sorted around through the sand and finally motioned for her to follow.
Bordeaux filled the canteen and headed into the sand again.
Bordeaux was retrieving the rabbits from the sand.
Of course, even a greenhorn could follow the wagon tracks they would leave in the sand.
The wheels of the Conestoga wagons had been modified with wide rims to even the load on the sand.
He dismounted and retrieved the snakes from the sand.
She scraped bones from a plate into a hole she had dug in the sand.
It shouldn't be hard to dig in this sand.
Still, come morning, their tracks would be plain enough in the sand.
She absently drew a circle in the sand.
He carried it a short distance from the others and dropped it to the sand.
She forced her legs to move faster, stumbling and almost falling in the deep sand.
We're almost out of the sand.
They were out of the sand.
"No," he said, rubbing the blood off with a handful of sand.
The bottom was solid rock covered with fine sand.
She folded the buffalo robe and placed it on the sand.
She was floating on a cloud, gazing languidly down at mounds and valleys of white sand.
She struggled to get her feet beneath her before she finally found her footing in the sand.
Sofia shielded her eyes against the wind and sand.
Damian rolled onto his side and puked blood into the sand.
"Gabriel …" She rose and paced, her feet sinking into the soft sand.
The next, his foot sank into sand.
He glanced down at the expensive loafers that now contained tiny grains of sand he'd never be able to flush out of the seams.
The ocean was cold, and wet sand squished between her toes.
Her eyes went to the sand in front of the lot.
Their footprints remained in sand wet enough to become packed but not wet enough to be squishy.
Blood soaked into the sand around him.
He was unconscious – or dead? – while she stood on a beach near blue-green depths so clear, she could see the white sand at the bottom of the water.
Falling thirty stories onto the hard sand of the Sanctuary did nothing to help.
His gaze was on the blood-soaked sand where Gabe landed.
Sand challenged her first couple of steps.
Nothing made sense to her numbed mind, aside from the fragrant ocean, the fine sand that slid through her fingers like silk, and the warm-cool sensations caused by a combination of afternoon sun and sea breeze.
She relaxed and pressed her bare legs into the sand in front of her.
She buried her feet in the sand to keep them warm.
Death held out her hand, and an hourglass with black sand appeared in her palm.
She tipped the hourglass, and black sand began to spill.
When the sand is gone, I'll make him dead-dead, unless he can learn to control his power and to work with his brothers.
He might, if she doesn't die before the sand runs out.
A familiar vial appeared in her hand containing what looked like sand.
The sand transformed into a mist and swirled around him before settling into his skin.
He floated on the updraft of air off the water and then drifted to the beach below, changing into his human form as he landed with a gentle thud on rocky sand.
The sand in the hourglass had begun to fall faster the past two days.
The sound of waves rushing the shore and the firm sand beneath his feet indicated its location a few yards from them.
She made it to the sand before being forced to slow to a walk by the ankle-deep, loose sand.
He smelled the ocean and stood on a beach of red sand edged with small
She couldn.t see the Sanctuary through her blurry eyes, just the blue of water and the tan sand beneath her hands.
She stumbled through the deep sand until her calves ached and her breathing was hard.
She made it to the sand before forced to slow to a walk by the ankle-deep, loose sand.
Agonizing over how much time Rhyn had, she finally reached the water-soaked sand and sucked in ragged breaths as she knelt for a moment of rest.
And you Mr. Parrish, have been living with your head in the sand for a hundred-fifty years.
Rhyn listened to his brother pad away in the soft sand. He'd spent thousands of years in Hell wishing to be dead-dead. Tomorrow, he'd have his chance.
An hour glass with streaming black sand appeared in his palm.
Darkyn glanced at the sand in the hourglass. He had one more chain of events to set in motion.
Toby dropped Kiki's leg and took off for the Sanctuary. Rhyn strode through the loose sand of the beach and paused beside Kiki. He set Hannah down.
The black sand had run out. He'd missed his window. Rather, he missed this window. He looked over at the demon standing before him. At least one of his super-demons had survived. This one still wore half a face, that of Death's favorite assassin, Gabriel.
He considered warning the Indian night clerk that they had a real winner wandering out on the sand in the middle of the night but discarded the idea.
When he could finally focus through the black of the night, he plodded forward, feet wallowing in the soft sand like a boat in a heavy sea.
Aside from the infrequent sound of a passing car on the avenue, only the murmur of unseen waves lapping at the sand broke the stillness.
He moved forward until the sound of the sea and the firmness of the sand suggested he was close to the water's edge.
He retraced his steps a few paces to assure he was on the soft dry sand above the high-tide line, carefully placed his towel down, sat on it and removed his shoes and socks.
He groped his way down the path, the wind whipping his raincoat behind him, until he felt the mush of soft sand beneath his aching feet.
He wallowed through the wet sand, stumbling and staggering toward the sound.
Dean lifted her in his arms and slowly picked his way up the beach in the direction from which he'd come, half staggering through the soft sand.
Then his front wheel twisted violently and he knew the tire had blown a second before he hit the sand at the shoulder and felt himself twisting and rolling in the grass and sharp rocks at the edge of the roadside.
The stones were sunk in the sand now, covered by a couple inches of water.
The air was clear and dry, the sand dotted with small shrubs.
The portal was camouflaged by sand and shrubs.
She drew a line in the sand around the portal.
Sand was rough against her cheek, and she blinked back tears and darkness.
She lowered her weapon, breathing hard from the battle in the soft sand.
The sun had set, and the bright moon made the sand glow like snow.
It remained on the sand.
He didn't like the salt and sand that clung to his skin and clothes.
His dripping frame emerged from the water and he strode toward her as if the bottom of the creek were sand.
The sand was soft between his toes, and he made his way to where the sand was moist but not wet.
He held her by the back of her neck, high enough off the ground that her tiptoes barely touched the sand, and forced her head back, until the soft skin of her neck was exposed.
"On your back," the assistant said, motioning to the sand.
Jessi pretended to take her time settling on the sand, struggling to recall what Gerry said the name of Xander's show was.
She saw the camera in the sand, one of the tripod legs two feet shorter than the other two.
Laurencio rushed towards it, snatching it from his assistant and cradling it to check for sand.
His grip on her forearms tightened, and he pressed them into the sand.
Her skin grew so sensitive, the scrape of sand and heat of his hands were almost orgasmic.
GEORGE SAND (1804-1876), the pseudonym of Madame Amandine Lucile Aurore Dudevant, née Dupin, the most prolific authoress in the history of literature, and unapproached among the women novelists of France.
In her self-revelations she followed Rousseau, her first master in style, but while Rousseau in his Confessions darkened all the shadows, George Sand is the heroine of her story, often frail and faulty, but always a woman more sinned against than sinning.
George Sand, who was a firm believer in the doctrine of heredity, devotes a whole volume of her autobiography (Histoire de ma vie, 1857 seq.) to the elaboration of this strange pedigree.
" Character," says George Sand, " is in a great measure hereditary: if my readers wish to know me they must know my father."
George Sand was methodical and had a ready pen, but she lacked the more essential qualities of a Parisian journalist,.
Articles written in common soon led to a complete literary partnership, and 1831 there appeared in the Revue de Paris a joint novel entitled Prima Donna and signed Jules Sand.
The sequel to this literary alliance is best recounted in George Sand's own words: " I resisted him for three months but then yielded; I lived in my own apartment in an unconventional style."
Only in the descriptions of scenery, which here resemble too much purple patches, does George Sand reveal her true inspiration, the artistic qualities by which she will live.
No one was more conscious than George Sand herself of her strength and of her weakness.
But there is a limit to love-making, and George Sand, always practical, set to work to provide the means of living.
George Sand soon tired of her new love, and even before she had given him his conge was dying to be on again with the old.
The hero, who is none other than George Sand in man's disguise, makes confession of faith: - " I have never imposed constancy on myself.
Love is a divine instinct: to love is to be virtuous; follow the dictates of your heart and you cannot go wrong - such is the doctrine that George Sand preached and practised.
They reveal to us the true and better side of George Sand, the loyal and devoted friend, the mother who under happier conditions might have been reputed a Roman matron.
Liszt, in after years when they had drifted apart, wrote of her: " George Sand catches her butterfly and tames it in her cage by feeding it on flowers and nectar - this is the love period.
To explain this we must open a new chapter of the life in which George Sand appears as the devoted mother.
George Sand not only forgave the elopement and hushed up the scandal by a private marriage, but she settled the young couple in Paris and made over to them nearly one-half of her available property.
In nearly all George Sand's loves there was a strong strain of motherly feeling.
During this, her second period, George Sand allowed herself to be the mouthpiece of others - " un echo qui embellissait la voix," as Delatouche expressed it.
From novels of revolt and tendency novels George Sand turned at last to simple stories of rustic life, the genuine pastoral.
George Sand by her birth and bringing-up was half a peasant herself, in M.
A word must be said of George Sand as a playwright.
Of George Sand's style a foreigner can be but an imperfect judge, but French critics, from Sainte-Beuve, Nisard and Caro down to Jules Lemaitre and Faguet, have agreed to praise her spontaneity, her correctness of diction, her easy opulence - the lactea ubertas that Quintilian attributes to Livy.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote sonnets to " the large-brained woman and large-hearted man, self-named George Sand."
Leslie Stephen advised Thomas Hardy, then an aspiring contributor to the Cornhill, to read George Sand, whose country stories seemed to him perfect.
George Eliot by her very name invites and challenges comparison with George Sand.
But it was as a humble follower, not as a rival, that she took George Sand as sponsor.
Both passed through phases of faith, but while even Positivism did not cool George Eliot's innate religious fervour, with George Sand religion was a passing experience, no deeper than her republicanism and less lasting than her socialism, and she lived and died a gentle savage.
George Sand died at Nohant on the 8th of June 1876.
The collected edition of George Sand's works was published in Paris (1862-1883) in 96 volumes, with supplement 109 volumes; The Histoire de Ma Vie appeared in 20 volumes in 1854-1855.
Of Vladimir Karenin's (pseudonym of Mme Komarova) George Sand, the most complete life, the first two volumes (1899-1901) carry the life down to 1839.
There is much new material in George Sand et sa fille, by S.
Archimedes died at the capture of Syracuse by Marcellus, 212 B.C. In the general massacre which followed the fall of the city, Archimedes, while engaged in drawing a mathematical figure on the sand, was run through the body by a Roman soldier.
The murder of Kotzebue by Karl Sand, however, shocked him out of his extreme revolutionary views, and from this time he tended, under the influence of the writings of Hamann and Herder, more and more in the direction of conservatism and romanticism, until at last he ended, in a mood almost of pessimism, by attaching himself to the extreme right wing of the forces of reaction.
An excellent glass sand is procured from crushed sandstone near Berkeley Springs, Morgan county.
The glass industry began in Wheeling in 1821, and there a process was discovered by which in 1864 for soda ash bicarbonate of lime was substituted, and a lime glass was made which was as fine as lead glass; other factors contributing to the localization of the manufacture of glass here are the fine glass sand obtained in the state and the plentiful supply of natural gas for fuel Transportation and Commerce.
Stavanger commands a considerable tourist traffic. It is the starting-point of a favourite tour, embracing the fine valley of the Sand River, the great Lake Suldal and the Bratlandsdal.
variegatum grows on wet sandy ground, and serves by means of its fibrous roots to bind the sand together.
Farther south-east, a line of sand dunes, covering the ruins of ancient villas, marks the coastline of the Roman period.
The plan came to nothing, and next year Becher was again busy at Vienna, trying to transmute Danube sand into gold, and writing his Theses chemicae veritatem transmutationis metallorum evincentes.
For the 150 miles between Ras Malan and Pasni Alexander was compelled by the natural barriers to march inland, and it was here that his troops sank under the horrors of heat and thirst and sand.
Littre et le positivisme (1883), George Sand (1887), Melanges et portraits (1888), La Philosophie de Goethe (2nd ed., 1880).
They are generally low, being composed of sand and clay, and lie from 5 to 20 m.
The northern part of the Gran Chaco is partly wooded and swampy, and as the slope eastward is very gentle and the rivers much obstructed by sand bars, floating trees and vegetation, large areas are regularly flooded during rainy seasons.
These Chaco rivers are obstructed by sand bars and snags, which could be removed only by an expenditure of money unwarranted by the present population and traffic. In the southern pampa.
The coast, constantly encroaching on the sea by reason of the alluvium washed down by the rivers of the Pyrenees and Cvennes, is without important harbours saving that of Cette, itself continually invaded by the sand.
The portion of the lachrymal duct communicating with the cavity of the nose has, on the other hand, been abnormally developed, apparently for the purpose of cleansing that chamber from particles of sand which may obtain an entrance while the animal is burrowing.
The only idea of a god known to be entertained by them seems to be that of the Euahlayi and Kamilaori tribe, Baiame, a gigantic old man lying asleep for ages, with his head resting on his arm, which is deep in the sand.
Near Woolwich Common there are brick and tile kilns and sand and chalk pits, and there are extensive marketgardens in the locality.
The soil is for the most part glacial drift, composed of clay, sand and gravel, and varying greatly in depth.
On the higher elevations it is generally stony and sterile, but in the valleys and on many of the lower hills, where it consists largely of clay and sand, it is quite productive.
The oak grows most luxuriantly on deep strong clays, calcareous marl or stiff loam, but will flourish in nearly any deep well-drained soil, excepting peat or loose sand; in marshy or moist places the tree may grow well for a time, but the timber is rarely sound; on hard rocky ground and exposed hillsides.
The dry wind from the Sahara called harmattan, which carries great quantities of fine red sand, causes a fall of temperature in the (European) summer.
Relieved from its load it does not, like other animals, seek the shade, even when that is to be found, but prefers to kneel beside its burden in the broad glare of the sun, seeming to luxuriate in the burning sand.
When overtaken by a dust-storm it falls on its knees, and stretching its neck along the sand, closes its nostrils and remains thus motionless till the atmosphere clears; and in this position it affords some shelter to its driver, who, wrapping his face in his mantle, crouches behind his beast.
Besides the delta of the Po and the large marshy tracts which it forms, there exist on both sides of it extensive lagoons of salt water, generally separated from the Adriatic by narrow strips of sand or embankments, partly natural and partly artificial, but havin openings which admit the influx and efflux of the sea-water, and serve as ports for communication with the mainland.
West, north and north-east of this the province is flat and consists of sea-clay or sand and clay mixed, except where patches of low and high fen occur on the Frisian borders.
The south-eastern portion of the province consists of high fen resting on diluvial sand.
The nodules from the "blue earth" have to be freed from matrix and divested of their opaque crust, which can be done in revolving barrels containing sand and water.
The sea-worn amber has lost its crust, but has often acquired a dull rough surface by rolling in sand.
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The criticisms were directed chiefly to the inclusion of sand dune plants among halophytes, to the exclusion of halophytes from xerophytes, to the inclusion of bog xerophytes among hydrophytes, to the inclusion of all conifers among xerophytes and of all deciduous trees among mesophytes, and to the group of mesophytes in general.
Psammophytes.These are plants which grow on sand and al avel.
The whale avi of associations on the sand dunes constitutes a plant ~
an ins, a sand dune formation may be termed an Arenarion.
For vei Lmple, the sand dunes of North America and those of western am rope are widely separated in geographical position and there- ge~ e in floristic composition, yet they are related by common rai:
Physically and physiologically dry habitats, with the accompanying plant communities of sand dunes and sandy heaths with little humus in the soil.
The buds and ieaves on the exposed side are probably killed by sand blasts.
In relation to the latter theory, it is pointed out that some markedly calcicole species occur on sand dunes; but this may be due to the lime which is frequently present in dune sand as well as to the physical dryness of the soil.
In the ostrich, Struthio, the craze of overloading the stomach with pebbles which, when triturated into sand, are not voided, has brought about a dislocation, so that the enormously widened and stretched space between proventriculus and gizzard forms a bag, directed downwards, whilst the gizzard itself with part of the duodenum is rotated round its axis to more than loo°.
to its junction with the Tigris below Korna, through an unbroken plain, with no natural hills, except a few sand (or sandstone ?) hills in the neighbourhood of Warka, and no trace of rock, except at el-Haswa, above Hillah.
In the log-glass the time is measured by running sand, which, however, is apt to be affected by the humidity of the atmosphere.
When all the sand has run through, the assistant calls "Stop!"
Since the sides of the pit consist of loose sand they afford an insecure foothold to any small insect that inadvertently ventures over the edge.
Slipping to the bottom the prey is immediately seized by the lurking ant-lion; or if it attempt to scramble again up the treacherous walls of the pit, is speedily checked in its efforts and brought down by showers of loose sand which are jerked at it from below by the larva.
The sand of nearly all the rivers contains a varying proportion of gold.
The sand of the rivers contains monazite.
Gold is present in some abundance in the river sand of central Liberia, and native reports speak of the far interior as being rich in gold.
The former presents an intimate mixture of boulders brought from Finland and Olonets (with an addition of local boulders) with small gravel, coarse sand and the finest glacial mud, - the whole bearing no trace of ever having been washed up and sorted by water in motion, except in subordinate layers of glacial sand and gravel; the size of the boulders decreases on the whole from N.
The loess was created by the drifting of fine sand and dust.
Vast areas in Russia are quite unfit for cultivation, 19% of the aggregate surface of European Russia (apart from Poland and Finland) being occupied by lakes, marshes, sand, &c., 39% by forests, 16% by prairies, and only 26% being under cultivation.
Drainage finding no outlet through the thick clay, the soil of the forest region is often hidden beneath extensive marshes, and the forests themselves are often mere thickets choking marshy ground; large tracts of sand appear in the W., and the admixture of boulders with the clay in the N.W.
Finally, in the S.E., towards the Caspian, on the slopes of the southern Urals and the plateau of Obshchiy Syrt, as also in the interior of the Crimea, and in several parts of Bessarabia, there are large tracts of real desert, buried under coarse sand and devoid of vegetation.
For days together the traveller sees no other vegetation; even this, however, disappears as he approaches the regions recently left dry by the Caspian, where saline clays, bearing a few Salsolaceae, or mere sand, take the place of the black earth.
The " northern soils," which are glacial deposits more or less redistributed by water, are much less fertile as a rule, and consist of all possible varieties from a tough boulder clay to loose sand.
The slopes of the sides vary according to the nature of the ground, the amount of moisture present, &c. In solid rock they may be vertical; in gravel, sand or common earth they must, to prevent slipping, rise r ft.
The subsoil was composed principally of clay and sand, and the railway had to be carried over the moss on the level, requiring cutting, and embanking for upwards of 4 m.
Sand, driven between the wheel and the rail by a steam jet, used just at starting, increases the adhesion beyond the normal value and enables a larger pressure to be exerted on the piston than would otherwise be possible.
To the southeast there are very extensive ruins of subterranean temples and other buildings half-buried in the sand by which the ancient town was overwhelmed.
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