The two tall peasants had their say.
A tall perfectly formed and decorated Christmas tree stood beside the staircase.
He looked so tall, standing over her that way.
It was a big horse, tall and bony, with long legs and large knees and feet.
He made a striking figure, so tall and lean.
He was a tall dark figure in the night, as he stood looking down at her.
At 5' 8, she was tall, but still had to lift her chin to see his face.
She searched around for a landmark that could be seen over the trees, but nothing was tall enough.
She took off, noting where she entered the woods, and using a tall Sycamore tree as a trail marker.
A tall thin bow-legged figure strolled around the side of the house.
The man in the corner was tall with eyes that swirled gold like Damian's had.
As she glanced up, Morino and Alex started down the stairs, the tall lanky foreman taking two at a time.
Already she began to see quite plainly the little elves in their tall pointed hats, dancing down the dusky alleys, and peeping from between the bushes, and they seemed to come nearer and nearer; and she stretched her hands up towards the tree in which the doll sat and they laughed, and pointed their fingers at her.
He was so tall there was a vast difference in their height.
They seemed to be falling right into the middle of a big city which had many tall buildings with glass domes and sharp-pointed spires.
That Fitzgerald is getting awfully familiar with the tall redhead.
This morning she planted her doll and showed me that she expected her to grow as tall as I. You must see that she is very bright, but you have no idea how cunning she is.
He looked tall and lean in a dark suit.
A tall young man tapped his shoulder and Alex surrendered her to the second dance of the evening.
He noticed that when he bred a tall one with a short one, sometimes he got tall offspring and sometimes a short offspring.
She was in the middle of an unfamiliar, tall hallway.
At ten years old, Jonathan was almost as tall as she was.
The tall lad waved his arm.
The governor's wife led him up to a tall and very stout old lady with a blue headdress, who had just finished her game of cards with the most important personages of the town.
Dean pointed out the peaks that ringed them; Cirque and Teakettle Mountains, and Potosi Peak, all over 13,000 feet, and Mount Sneffles, standing tall beyond the others, stretching 14,150 feet to the sky.
Many years ago, before people came to live on the earth, great trees and tall grasses and huge ferns and all the beautiful flowers cover the earth.
One of the leopards licked her hands, and the man in charge of the giraffes lifted her up in his arms so that she could feel their ears and see how tall they were.
This person was a gray-bearded old man in a woman's cloak, with a tall peaked cap on his head.
Then a little man jumped out of the basket, took off his tall hat, and bowed very gracefully to the crowd of Mangaboos around him.
And the screams of those that were being trampled on and of those who tried to rescue the tall lad only increased the fury of the crowd.
One was tall and thin, the other dark, shaggy, and sinewy, with a flat nose.
It is said that tall people live shorter lives than short people.
Lydia was not as tall as Jennifer Radisson, but only by an inch or two.
To the left was a tall narrow window, bare to the coldness of the room.
Tall with dark skin and glowing turquoise eyes, he most closely resembled Andre of any of his sons.
Harmony was tall and willowy with red hair and green eyes.
One was an officer--a tall, soldierly, handsome man--the other evidently a private or an orderly, sunburned, short, and thin, with sunken cheeks and a dull expression.
His tall frame swayed across the room with feline grace.
A tall, beautiful woman with a mass of plaited hair and much exposed plump white shoulders and neck, round which she wore a double string of large pearls, entered the adjoining box rustling her heavy silk dress and took a long time settling into her place.
"Yes, they worked all day and didn't play!" remarked the tall, round- faced peasant gravely, pointing with a significant wink at the dictionaries that were on the top.
One, a tall, fair- haired lad in a clean blue coat, was standing over the others.
These men, who under the leadership of the tall lad were drinking in the dramshop that morning, had brought the publican some skins from the factory and for this had had drink served them.
The tall lad, standing in the porch, turned his bleared eyes from the publican to the smith and back again as if considering whom he ought to fight now.
Dancing with someone that tall was going to be... interesting.
Andrew Jackson was then a tall white-haired boy, thirteen years old.
I might meet some tall, dark, handsome man on the way, and you'd chase him off.
The tall lad hung his head gloomily.
Miss Keller is tall and strongly built, and has always had good health.
Then he noticed when he bred tall pea plants with another tall plant, he occasionally got a short offspring, but usually tall ones.
A tall, stout, and proud-looking woman, with a round-faced smiling daughter, entered the drawing room, their dresses rustling.
Boris was tall and fair, and his calm and handsome face had regular, delicate features.
Beside him was his comrade Nesvitski, a tall staff officer, extremely stout, with a kindly, smiling, handsome face and moist eyes.
Oh, it was a lovely and delicate doll! but the little girl's brother, a tall lad, had taken the doll, and set it up in a high tree in the garden, and had run away.
Two tall old peasants with wrinkled faces and scanty beards emerged from the tavern, smiling, staggering, and singing some incoherent song, and approached the officers.
Napoleon walked about in front of his tent, looked at the fires and listened to these sounds, and as he was passing a tall guardsman in a shaggy cap, who was standing sentinel before his tent and had drawn himself up like a black pillar at sight of the Emperor, Napoleon stopped in front of him.
On the other table, round which many people were crowding, a tall well-fed man lay on his back with his head thrown back.
Come along then! the publican and the tall young fellow repeated one after the other, and they moved up the street together.
The tall slender girl looked hauntingly sad, and yet proud.
Her hair was fiery red and curly, her frame tall and slender.
Deidre's eyes fell to the tall teen demoness, who was shaking and clinging to Darkyn's mate.
Just under seven feet tall and muscular, he wore all black with weapons strapped to various parts of his body.
The general in command of the infantry went toward his horse with jerky steps, and having mounted drew himself up very straight and tall and rode to the Pavlograd commander.
The houses in Uzhitse are quite unlike those of more prosperous Servian towns, being tall, narrow structures of timber, frequently blackened by the damp. Pop. (1900) about 7000.
From behind the crystal decanters and fruit vases, the count kept glancing at his wife and her tall cap with its light-blue ribbons, and busily filled his neighbors' glasses, not neglecting his own.
Brandon stood, his tall form unfolding like an accordion until he towered over her again.
"Jacob, bring a bottle!" shouted the host, a tall, handsome fellow who stood in the midst of the group, without a coat, and with his fine linen shirt unfastened in front.
Tall and stout, holding high her fifty-year-old head with its gray curls, she stood surveying the guests, and leisurely arranged her wide sleeves as if rolling them up.
He led him to the desk, raised the lid, drew out a drawer, and took out an exercise book filled with his bold, tall, close handwriting.
But at that instant a tall Austrian general in a greatcoat, with the order of Maria Theresa on his neck and a black bandage round his head, who had evidently just arrived, entered quickly, slamming the door.
"Is he tall and with reddish hair?" asked the doctor.
He rose, took Prince Andrew by the arm, and went to meet a tall, bald, fair man of about forty with a large open forehead and a long face of unusual and peculiar whiteness, who was just entering.
But before he reached them Pierre stopped beside a very handsome, dark man of middle height, and in a white uniform, who stood by a window talking to a tall man wearing stars and a ribbon.
In front of the group, on a black horse with trappings that glittered in the sun, rode a tall man with plumes in his hat and black hair curling down to his shoulders.
Two steps from him, leaning against a branch and talking loudly and attracting general attention, stood a tall, handsome, black-haired noncommissioned officer with a bandaged head.
You'd better listen to what people are saying, said some of the mob pointing to the tall youth.
When the crowd collected round him he seemed confused, but at the demand of the tall lad who had pushed his way up to him, he began in a rather tremulous voice to read the sheet from the beginning.
A tall figure lounged against a huge oak tree beside the trail.
After a while they were riding around the side of a steep hill through tall grass.
He was a nice enough guy - tall, dark and handsome.
Royce snorted, unfolding his tall gangly frame from the ground.
He watched the wolf disappear into the tall grass.
A tall black woman moved forward from against the wall.
He was tall and lanky with a huge smile and close-spaced eyes that seemed more soulful than his youthful looks warranted.
He was very tall--as tall as a man.
The slim, tall boy seemed to grow taller, as he answered, "I'll not be the servant of any Englishman that ever lived."
Just under six feet tall, wide-shouldered and lean, Darkyn's youthful appearance was framed by short, dark hair.
She wouldn't describe him as being tall.
While it was hard to tell his height when he was seated, he looked to be Sean's size, well over six feet tall.
The unidentified male was seven feet tall, dark hair, with eyes that glowed like a vamp's.
He guessed her to be nearly six feet tall.
Katie insisted she was going to be tall like Josh.
Maybe that was what made him look so tall.
As she stepped out into the bright sunlight, a tall figure caught her attention.
He was as tall as Josh, but he was built heavier – and not as good looking either.
He was tall and kind of heavy set.
He wasn't a tall man, but he walked with the confidence of one.
His father looked like a tall man.
Death was almost seven feet tall, built more solid than a tree trunk with hair and eyes darker than a moonless night.
At under six feet tall, Logan was still almost half a foot taller than she was.
The man standing in the weedy area of the lot was tall and thick, dressed in a trench coat, black clothing and heavy boots.
Her time was too short to turn away a tall, dark, handsome, intriguing, dangerous stranger she met on the beach in the moonlight who smelled good.
The man in her bedroom was kind of creepy: tall and lean with blond hair and eyes so dark, she couldn't see his pupils.
The man was tall with Oriental features and striking, turquoise eyes.
Tall and lean, with eyes as black as Gabriel's, the man who stood too close for her comfort wore normal enough clothing, aside from the knives strapped to his thighs.
First, can you tell me if your Gabriel is about seven feet tall, with eyes darker than night and no sense of humor?
Stepping quickly onto the patio, she was able to make out the shapes of tall pine trees.
It towered twenty stories tall and sat in a clearing the size of two football fields.
Dressed all in black with weapons strapped in places identical to where Gabriel wore his, the tall man was lean with cold eyes.
You have an affinity for jumping off tall things.
Her gaze fell to the tall woman in a slip of a dress that walked by her.
One minute, telling me you don't want anything to do with me beyond your duty and the next, sitting on the beach with me for hours because you're worried I'll find a tall building to dive off of, she grumbled.
He was tall and clothed in all black, ominous and large against the slate sky.
He was close to seven feet tall, with chiseled features and eyes as black as eternity.
He was muscular and tall, clothed in dark jeans, a snug grey T-shirt that hugged his biceps and stretched across his chest and back and then sagged at his slender torso and hips, and a round black medallion that fell from his T-shirt as he leaned over her.
He was well dressed, tall, and handsome with eyes too dark and still for her comfort.
The pale man was tall and lean, and he hung his hands again through the bars of his cell.
She turned to see a tall, lean man with olive features that more closely resembled Rhyn's.
He made no attempt to hide his perusal of the tall, athletic women around her.
She was tall and willowy, a former model that'd made it big.
Hannah paused a few doors down along the wide, tall corridor with plush red rugs and gilded cornices.
She didn.t remember him being so tall in Hell, but she.d been afraid to look too hard at him when she passed his cell.
The fortress around the courtyard was four stories tall and lined with wooden doors indicating guest rooms.
I'm not afraid of him, just because he's twelve feet tall and can bench press me with his toes.
Romas was a towering example of male perfection: blond with golden skin and bright blue eyes, a chiseled face and buff body, and tall.
Evelyn was six feet tall and Romas a full head taller than her.
Inside, the first and second levels had been combined to create a large, tall space whose walls and ceilings were lined with paintings.
She didn't see one woman under six feet tall or any man who didn't tower over six feet.
The grinning boys were between ten and twelve, already tall and lanky.
She went about her business and was about to leave when the door opened and two beautiful, tall women entered.
It was the first girl she met, the tall woman with a long face named Talal.
Unlike the cheerful white walls of the house, the tall wall was the unwelcome shade of dark grey that she'd begun to despise after days in the spaceships surrounded by it.
One towered just as tall as the other men but was thinner than any waif-like model she had seen on earth.
Opal, the tall, thin man, nodded and stepped toward the house.
Leyon was wiry and tall, his whip-like body unlike A'Ran's, who was far thicker.
Water shot from the bottom of the canyon, forming hundreds of tall columns whose mist cast rainbows in the bright moonlight.
She was surprised to recognize the Council members, from tall, thin Opal to the Council members whose names she'd never learned.
And he was tall.
To petite Cynthia, tall meant anyone much over five-foot seven.
He was tall and thin and wore a mustache.
Claire was a peanut butter blonde, gone grey, tall and well dressed, all business and definitely in charge.
She had reached the hall before she turned and saw the tall man standing in the doorway.
The tall trees were draped in a white robe that had drifted to the earth, not snarled their way downward like the wind driven Eastern storms where snow was a dirty word, not the magical hush that mother nature bestowed on the mountains of the west.
Fred said, moving closer to the tall lawman.
He hit a comfortable pace and stayed there as he peddled past the cemetery and the open meadows where a herd of elk grazed near the river to his left, standing at attention near the edge of the tall cottonwoods that lined the bank.
At six feet, two inches tall, with a slim, athletic build, he moved with the grace of a dancer.
Jackson managed to stand tall and keep eye contact, although, he was a breath away from begging for their lives.
There stood a tall bleached blonde who, Jackson guessed to be in her mid-forties, but she appeared younger thanks to cosmetic surgery and Pilates.
In heels, she stood as tall as Jackson and they made quite a pair.
He poured a tall glass and headed to the drawing room.
They trudged upstairs and Jackson poured tall scotches.
The doorbell demanded his attention and he answered the door to find a tall young man standing in the hallway.
They were simply very tall – all well over six feet.
Aunt Polly wasn't exactly tall.
You sure you wouldn't settle for tall, dark and handsome?
A tall lean figure stepped into the room and cool gray eyes surveyed her.
A tall order to fill.
Three stories tall, the old mill stood picturesquely at the edge of the river, an old metal one-lane bridge at one side beckoned travelers to visit the lush pastures on the other side.
They turned to see the tall five-star general stride towards them, right arm still at his side while his other swung.
A few minutes later, the soldier reappeared with a tall man with a sharp gaze and quick smile.
The driver, tall, dark-haired and unshaven with a pencil-thin mustache, set down his hamburger.
Dean introduced himself to the tall, good-looking boy who shook his hand firmly.
A very tall, perfectly proportioned black man, looking like the front page of a fashion magazine, smiled and held out his hand.
The guy exuded confidence to the point where Dean felt as if he had just dropped a plateful of mashed potatoes in his lap while this tall, dark stranger was toasting the queen.
When Dean replaced the phone and glanced up, the tall figure of Jonathan Winston was standing next to his desk, smiling down and, as usual, impeccably dressed.
"Alex," Mr. Reynolds said, indicating a tall thin blond man.
He's well formed, slender, not too tall, and strong - but bends with the wind.
But I'd think a petite woman like you would consider him tall.
To listen to her talk, you'd think he was six feet tall and bullet proof.
As she walked through the screened porch, a tall figure stepped out of the evening shadows.
If popular models were an accurate indication, people preferred tall women.
I know you made the fence tall enough that a goat couldn't jump it, but I see some places where we need to reinforce it.
His lean build gave the impression that he was tall, but he was only five feet nine inches.
Ed perked his ears forward and snorted at something in the tall grass.
The rabbit leaped into the air, and bolted across the field, his white tail visible above the tall grass with each bound.
She unlocked the door and opened it, stepping aside as his tall lean frame dripped through the door.
Through her tears the old Oak tree stood tall, the flowers at its base waving softly in the breeze.
The tall, stringy youth with white-blond hair turned to face them.
You've wanted to go since you were as tall as your sword.
Only a head smaller than his tall frame, Claire was shapely and beautiful.
Claire twisted to see who spoke and was struck by the tall, slender man who stepped from the shadows of the forest.
Her tall, blond bodyguard, Pierre, stepped closer to her, hand moving to his weapons.
She retraced her steps until she reached the tall walls outside of the orchard.
Jenn jogged until she was warm then settled into as quick of a walk as she could through the thick forest and tall snow.
Still, he was a good looking boy – tall for his age and lean.
A tall man joined Candice and she turned to him.
Lillie was tall – maybe an inch taller than Alex.
Once again Carmen was reminded of the fact that Alex wasn't a tall man.
At five-nine, he seemed tall to her – probably because she was so short, but possibly because he was so well proportioned.
Carmen glanced up to find a tall blonde standing beside their table.
Rob was taller than Alex, but not as tall as Gerald.
Yet, unlike so many tall people Carmen had met, Gerald didn't slouch.
Gerald was tall and lean, his gait casual.
Alex glanced up as a tall figure stepped through the door.
Sam was a tall redhead with large blue eyes and a sprinkle of freckles over an upturned nose.
That was a tall order for a man who didn't even have a steady girlfriend.
A tall balding figure moved into the room.
A real estate sign advertising a house for sale peeped out from tall grass beside the road.
She didn't immediately notice the tall man watching her from the gas station.
He didn't look as tall, but the man at the airport had been wearing a suit.
She shuddered involuntarily as it slowly uncoiled, stretched across the porch and eventually disappeared off the edge into the tall grass.
Behind her lay a path of crushed grass and beyond that, tall weeds and grass.
She took aim on a tall bunch of grass and swung the whip like a bat.
Tall with dark hair... had a kind of sophisticated look about him.
She hefted the whip and started working on another area of tall grass.
A tall figure emerged from the brush and she gasped with relief.
She scrambled to her feet, gaping at the tall figure in the doorway.
Down the hall, a tall lean man was walking beside a wheelchair.
His gaze went over the blonde's body in satisfaction: tall, slender, flat stomach, large breasts.
With dark hair and eyes and the caramel skin marking his Cuban heritage, Jonny was tall and lanky.
Tall and lanky, Jonny didn't look like some sort of inhuman creature.
He was tall enough that the movement caused her body to rest against his, however briefly.
Two tall, muscular men stood there.
Despite being over six feet tall, Charles was no more of an obstacle than Jessi's small body.
Tall and slender, the woman's eyes were piercing, her dark hair and pale features setting off the green of her eyes even more.
Jessi looked up at the speaker, stunned by the tall brunette with a body Jessi would kill for.
With large, brown eyes and dark hair, she was toned and tall, a model's body with an extra layer of muscle.
The tall woman gave a smile.
At the end of her wits, Jessi held out her hand to the tall brunette.
Giraffes are inhabitants of open country, and owing to their length of neck and long flexible tongues are enabled to browse on tall trees, mimosas being favourites.
They are typical Berbers in physique, tall, well made and muscular, with European features and fair skins bronzed by the sun.
Rudolph was a tall man with pale face and prominent nose.
When a stranger claimed his hospitality, Procrustes compelled him, if he was tall, to lie down on the short bed, and then cut off his extremities to make him fit.
cervinus; it has a tall, solid, white, ringless stem and somewhat thin brown cap, furnished underneath with beautiful rose-coloured gills, which are free from the stem as in the mushroom, and which FIG.
In the Spanish plains, however, the young are often produced in nests built in trees, or among tall bamboos in FIG.
MORETON BAY CHESTNUT, a tall tree known botanically as Castanospermum australe (natural order Leguminosae), native of Queensland and New South Wales.
Araucaria Cunninghami, the Moreton Bay pine, is a tall tree abundant on the shores of Moreton Bay, Australia, and found through the littoral region of Queensland to Cape York Peninsula, also in New Guinea.
The tree has a remarkable appearance, due to shedding its primary branches for about five-sixths of its height and replacing them by a small bushy growth, the whole resembling a tall column crowned with foliage, suggesting to its discoverer, Captain Cook, a tall column of basalt.
Personally, Ivan was tall and well-made, with high shoulders and a broad chest.
from it rises a tall campanile, the inner walls of which have been covered in parts with frescoes of religious subjects, though these are now much defaced.
The tall, fair and blue-eyed individuals who are found to the north-east of the Seine and in Normandy appear to be nearer in race to the Scandinavian and Germanic invaders; a tall and darker type with long faces and aquiline noses occurs in some parts of Franche-Co1nt and Champagne, the Vosges and the Perche.
Prince Alexander possessed much charm and amiability of manner; he was tall, dignified and strikingly handsome.
The temples on the east side of the Otolum are distinguished by tall narrow vaults, perforated by numerous square openings giving the appearance of coarse lattice work.
Bobby Lowe, as he was popularly known, was one of the most remarkable personalities of his day, with his tall, striking figure, albino complexion and hair, and faculty for epigram and irony.
They are about as tall as the average Malay, are slimly built, light of colour, and have wavy fine hair.
The climate, though moist, is healthy, and the people are generally tall and robust.
At Saluzzo in Piedmont there is a stock with hanging ears, arched face and tall stature, kept for its dairy qualities; and in the Biellese the merino breed is maintained by some of the larger proprietors.
A closely related form is the well-known Lombardy poplar, P. fastigiata, remarkable for its tall, cypress-like shape, caused by the nearly vertical growth of the branches.
The Lombardy poplar is valuable chiefly as an ornamental tree, its timber being of very inferior quality; its tall, erect growth renders it useful to the landscape-gardener as a relief to the rounded forms of other trees, or in contrast to the horizontal lines of the lake or river-bank where it delights to grow.
The evaporation which is associated with transpiration is no doubt another, but by themselves they are insufficient to explain the process of lifting water to the tops of tall trees.
In Monument Square, the site of a battery in 1775 is a soldiers' and sailors' monument (1889), a tall granite pedestal surmounted by a bronze female figure, by Franklin Simmons; at the corner of State Street is a statue of Henry W.
Lastly must be noted the extinct tall Ratite species of Aepyornis with its several fancy genera.
A little armadillo, the mulita, is the living representative of the antediluvian giants Mylodon, Megatherium, &c. The ostrich-Rhea americana-roams everywhere in the plains; and there are a few specimens of the vulture tribe, a native crow (lean, tall and ruffed), partridges and quails.
The country is exceedingly rich in Aroids, many of which are epiphytic, festooning the trunks of tall trees with a magnificent drapery of abundant foliage.
Physically the Maoris are true Polynesians, tall, well-built, with straight or slightly curved noses, high foreheads and oval faces.
Lake Ilmen and the river Volkhov, on which stands Novgorod, Rurik's capital, formed part of the great waterway from the Baltic to the Black Sea, and we know that by this route travelled from Scandinavia to Constantinople the tall fair-haired Northmen who composed the famous Varangian bodyguard of the Byzantine emperors.
William Gilpin calls the cypress an architectural tree: "No Italian scene," says he, "is perfect without its tall spiral form, appearing as if it were but a part of the picturesquely disposed edifices which rise from the middle ground against the distant landscape."
The common or tall variety of C. sempervirens is known as C. fastigiate; the other variety, C. horizontalis, which is little planted in England, is distinguished by its horizontally spreading branches, and its likeness to the cedar.
C. obtusa, a native of Japan, is a tall tree reaching ioo ft..
A ruined mosque with a tall minaret stands by the river-brink.
A tall funnel-shaped vase of this class, of which a considerable part has been preserved, is divided into zones showing bull-hunting scenes, wrestlers and pugilists in gladiatorial costume, the whole executed in a most masterly manner.
being placed in the midst of a forest of tall trees, by which the buildings are so separated from one another, and so concealed,.
tall; the Library building which houses the state library (about 80,000 volumes, with many portraits and a valuable collection of old manuscripts), the State Law Library and also the offices of most, of the state officials; the Post-Office and Customs House; the State Penitentiary; the Chamber of Commerce; and, among the religious edifices, the Sacred Heart Cathedral (Roman Catholic), presented to the city by Mr and Mrs Thomas F.
It consists of a group of old-fashioned timber and plaster buildings, a tall belfry, and a diminutive church of white marble, founded in 1190 by King Stephen Nemanya, who himself turned monk and was canonized as St Simeon.
Sculptured panels, with conventional motives, peacocks, eagles devouring hares, peacocks drinking from a cup on a tall pillar, are let into both exterior and interior walls, as are roundels of precious marbles, sawn from columns of porphyry, serpentine, verd antique, &c. The adoption of veneer for decoration prohibited any deep cutting, and almost all the sculpture is shallow.
They burrow among tall grass.
The greater part of the country is covered either with tall coarse grasses (these open plains being called ban), or more commonly with thick thorn-bush or jungle, among which rise occasional isolated trees.
Among ancient remains in the vicinity may be mentioned Galgberget, the place of execution, with tall stone pillars still standing; and the remarkable stone labyrinth of Trdjeborg.
sibircum of the Siberian Pleistocene, in which the premolars were reduced to while front-teeth were probably wanting, and the cheek teeth developed tall crowns, without roots, but with cement in the valleys, and the enamel of the central parts curiously crimped.
They were a tall race of copper hue; fairly intelligent, mild in temperament, who lived in poor huts and practised a limited and primitive agriculture.
The personal appearance of Stevenson has often been described: he was tall, extremely thin, dark-haired, restless, compelling attention with the lustre of his wonderful brown eyes.
Gurgling water, strips of sward and tall forest trees, backed by green hills, make a scene completely unlike the usual monotony of Persian landscape.
The massive and richly decorated square tower in the centre of the west façade, which for centuries terminated in a temporary spire, was completed in 1890, according to the original plans, by the addition of an octagonal storey and a tall open spire (528 ft.), the loftiest ecclesiastical erection in the world, outstripping the twin spires of Cologne cathedral by 21 ft.
They are handsome plants, the tall stem being crowned by racemes of showy flowers.
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.
These tall tenements on both sides of what is now High Street and Canongate are still a prominent characteristic of the Old Town.
In personal appearance he was tall and corpulent, of a dignified presence and extremely powerful physique, with a bald forehead, close-cropped hair and short moustaches.
Monroe was about six feet tall, but, being stoop-shouldered and rather ungainly seemed less; his eyes, a greyish blue, were deep-set and kindly; his face was delicate, naturally refined, and prematurely lined.
Instances of his selected varieties are the tall variety which he hybridized with a dwarf variety, a yellow-seeded variety which he hybridized with a green-seeded variety, and again a smooth-seeded variety which he hybridized with a wrinkle-seeded variety.
They wore coats confined by belts, trousers tucked into soft boots, and hoods or tall pointed caps.
The women had flowing robes, tall pointed caps, and veils descending over most of the figure.
The name (Sp. "tall tree") was derived from a solitary redwood-tree standing in the outskirts of the city.
Much of this region is covered with gamelote, a tall, worthless, grass with sharp stiff blades.
South of the lake is a wide plain, traversed by the Semliki river, which enters the Nyanza through a swamp of tall weeds, chiefly ambach and papyrus.
Jeanne, sister of Marguerite and wife of Philip the Tall, was also arrested for not having denounced the culprits, and imprisoned at Dourdan.
On tall, roomy, cylindrical glasses they painted portraits of the emperor and electors of Germany, or the imperial eagle bearing on its wings the arms of the states composing the empire.
In the design of a structure such as a tall reservoir dam it is important that the line of thrust in the material should pass inside the core of a section, so that the material should not be in a state of tension anywhere and so liable to open and admit the water.
It is a tall perennial grass-like plant, giving off numerous erect stems 6 to 12 ft.
The tall upper molars have inner columns.
i.) states that gorillas only leave the depths of the forest to enter the outlying clearings in the neighbourhood of human settlements when they are attracted by some special fruit or succulent plant; the favourite being the fruit of the "mejom," a tall cane-like plant (perhaps a kind of Amomum) which grows abundantly on deserted clearings.
Near the Cordillera and on its lower slopes a tall branched cactus is met with, and there are Salicornias and Salsolas near the coast.
The vapours rising from the still traverse a tall vertical column, and are then conveyed through a series of bulbs placed in a bath kept at the boiling-point of the most volatile constituent.
It was in 1857 that Bayard Taylor saw him, and carried away the impression of a man "tall and broad-shouldered as a son of Anak, with hair, beard and eyes of southern darkness."
He was unusually tall, and possessed in advanced years a strange and rather terrifying air of sombre majesty.
Otto was of tall and commanding presence, and although subject to violent bursts of passion, was liberal to his friends and just to his enemies.
In northern Europeans the leg is usually much more than onehalf of the bodys length, but in Japanese the ratio is one-half or even less; so that whereas the Japanese, when seated, looks almost as tall as a European, there may be a great difference between their statures when both are standing.
Indeed, of this porcelain it may be said that, from the monster pieces of blue-and-white manufactured at Setovases six feet high and garden pillar-lamps half as tall again do not dismay the BishU ceramistto tiny coffee-cups decorated in Tokyo, with theil delicate miniatures of birds, flowers, insects, fishes and so forth, everything indicates the death of the old severe aestheticism.
Though not tall, he had a fine presence and manners, at once genial and courtly.
Higher up, between 3700 and 4200 ft., a tall pine, Pinus Brutia, is characteristic. Between 4200 and 6200 ft.
South, east and west of the city are the gold mines, indicated by tall chimneys, battery houses and the compounds of the labourers.
On the battle-ground a tall column bears the words, " Here died Wolfe victorious on the 13th of September 1759."
The principal fodder crops are green barley and a tall clover called " sulla " (Hedysarum coronarum), having a beautiful purple blossom.
C. giganieus, the largest and most striking species of the genus, is a native of hot, arid, desert regions of New Mexico, growing there in rocky valleys and on mountain sides, where the tall stems with their erect branches have the appearance of telegraph poles.
On the obverse is generally the king, who, in the earlier coins at any rate, wears a long open coat, knee boots and a tall cap - clearly the costume of a nomad from the north.
His features were firm and clearly cut; his figure was tall and soldierly.
Meleager is represented as a tall, vigorous youth with curly hair, holding a javelin or a boar's head, and accompanied by a dog.
The personal appearance of Charles is thus described by Einhard: - " Big and robust in frame, he was tall, but not excessively so, measuring about seven of his own feet in height.
The older amphorae were oval-shaped, such as the vases filled with oil for prizes at the Panathenaic festival, having on one side a figure of Athena, on the other a representation of the contest; the latter were tall and slender, with voluted handles.
The return air from fiery workings is never allowed to approach the furnace, but is carried into the upcast by a special channel, called a dumb drift, some distance above the furnace drift, so as not to come in contact with the products of combustion until they have been cooled below the igniting point of fire-damp. Where the upcast pit is used for drawing coal, it is usual to discharge the smoke and gases through a short lateral drift near the surface into a tall chimney, so as to keep the pit-top as clear as possible for working.
Further, there is the modification of the latter from a short-crowned, or brachyodont type, to one in which the columns are tall, constituting the hypsodont, or hypsiselenodont, type.
tall, with a well-rounded, powerful figure; he inherited an excellent constitution from his parents - " I never knew," says he, " either my father or mother to have any sickness but that of which they dy'd, he at 89, and she at 85 years of age " - but injured it somewhat by excesses; in early life he had severe attacks of pleurisy, from one of which, in 1727, it was not expected that he would recover, and in his later years he was the victim of stone and gout.
In ascending the river a stranger's eye is first caught by the numerous huge ice-houses with high thatched roofs and by a tall white tower - the T'ien-feng-t'a or Ning-po pagoda or obelisk - which rises to a height of 160 ft.
23) differs again by having eight tall rays on each of which is set a pearl, the intervening spaces being occupied by strawberry leaves one-fourth of the height of the rays.
The bush is grouped in copses on meadows, which produce a coarse tall grass.
Vast tracts of the country have been, however, deforested by fire, and these are covered by the tall ineradicable grass, Imperata arundinacea.
Strabo describes them as tall, well made, and in character simple and honest; he says that payment was in kind and that the people could not count beyond a hundred.
AARON'S ROD, the popular name given to various tall flowering plants ("hag taper," "golden rod," &c.).
Occupying 135 degrees of latitude, living on the shores of frozen or of tropical waters; at altitudes varying from sea-level to several thousands of feet; in forests, grassy prairies or deserts; here starved, there in plenty; with a night here of six months' duration, there twelve hours long; here among health-giving winds, and there cursed with malaria - this brown man became, in different culture provinces, brunette or black, tall or short, long-headed or short-headed, and developed on his own hemisphere variations from an average type.
In stature, the tall tribes exceed 170 cm.; middle stature ranges between 166 and 170; and short tribes are under 166 cm.
The Indians are on the whole a tall people.
The whole Mississippi valley was occupied by tall peoples.
22, North American sub-race; tall, mesocephalic. 23, Central American race; short, brachycephalic. 24, Patagonian race; tall, brachycephalic. 25, Eskimo race; short, dolichocephalic.
These are for the most part large antelopes, with long cylindrical horns, which are present in both sexes, hairy muzzles, no face-glands, long tufted tails and tall thick molars of the ox-type.
All these are large and generally more or less uniformly coloured antelopes with horns in both sexes, long and more or less hairy tails, high withers, small face-glands, naked muzzles, tall, narrow upper molars, and the absence of pits in the frontal bones.
In the last-named region some fifteen salt-water gulfs penetrate into the very heart of the mountains, winding amid steep, cloudcapped ranges, and tall, richly-clothed cliffs overhanging their calm waters.
We may illustrate the successive modes of vibration by using as pipe a tall cylindrical jar, and as exciter a vibrating tuning-fork held over the mouth.
Other parks are Lake Park, also on the lake shore, at North Point, where stands the waterworks pumping station with its tall tower; Riverside and Kilbourn Parks, east and west respectively of the upper Milwaukee river, in the northern part of the city, Washington Park on the west side, containing a menagerie and a herd of deer; Sherman Park on the west side, and Kosciusko, Humboldt and Mitchell Parks on the south side.
The city hall on the east side is surmounted by a tall clock-tower containing one of the largest bells in the world.
Beatus Rhenanus; "summus Erasmi observator," as he is called by de Thou, describes his person thus: "In stature not tall, but not noticeably short; in figure well built and graceful; of an extremely delicate constitution, sensitive to the slightest changes of climate, food or drink.
In person Boyle was tall, slender and of a pale countenance.
It thus fell to the infantry to attack and defend with its own weapons, and the defence was, locally, almost inexpugnable behind its tall breastworks.
The view which has received most general acceptance is that they represent a branch of the Caucasic division of mankind who migrated at a remote period possibly in Neolithic times from the Asiatic mainland travelling by way of the Malay Archipelago and gradually colonizing the eastern Pacific. The Polynesians, who, as represented by such groups as the Samoans and Marquesas islanders, are the physical equal of Europeans, are of a light brown colour, tall, well-proportioned, with regular and often beautiful features.
In the " bush " are found tufts of tall coarse grass with the space between bare or covered with herbaceous creepers or water-bearing tubers.
But the idol in this Sivite temple was only a tall block or pillar of hewn stone, of a familiar kind.
tall, with trunks 25-35 ft.
(2) As regards plays, in Marlowe's Tamburlaine Timur is described as tall of stature, straightly fashioned, large of limb, having joints strongly knit, long and sinewy arms, a breadth of shoulders to "bear old Atlas's burden," pale of complexion, and with "amber hair wrapp'd in curls."
A Latin memoir of Tamerlane by Perondinus, printed in 1600, entitled Magni Tamerlanis scytharum imperatoris vita, describes Timur as tall and bearded, broad-chested and broadshouldered, well-built but lame, of a fierce countenance and with receding eyes, which express cruelty and strike terror into the lookers-on.
The southern part of the state includes the Everglades (qv.), a large area of low, flat, marshy land, overgrown with tall reedy grass, a veritable wilderness; thus giving Florida an unenvied first rank among the states in marsh area.
The individual substance Socrates, for example, is a man and an animal (ovaia), tall, (rrovov), white (rrouiv), a husband (rrpos TO, in the market (rrou), yesterday (rrore), sitting (KECaOac), armed (€Xav), talking (rroceiv), listening (i cio tv).
During the Civil War Augusta was the seat of extensive military factories, the tall chimney of the Confederate powder mills still standing as a memorial.
europaea) is, when grown in perfection, a stately tree with tall erect trunk, gradually tapering from root to summit, and horizontal branches springing at irregular intervals from the stem, and in old trees often becoming more or less drooping, but rising again towards the extremities; the branchlets or side shoots, very slender and pendulous, are pretty thickly studded with the spurs each bearing a fascicle of thirty or more narrow linear leaves, of a peculiar bright light green when they first appear in the spring, but becoming of a deeper hue when mature.
The seeds are sown in April, on rich ground, which should not be too highly manured; the young larches are planted out when two years old, or sometimes transferred to a nursery bed to attain a larger size; but, like all conifers, they succeed best when planted young; on the mountains, the seedlings are usually put into a mere slit made in the ground by a spade with a triangular blade, the place being first cleared of any heath, bracken, or tall herbage that might smother the young tree; the plants should be from 3 to 4 ft.
The Dipodinae, on the other hand, are leaping rodents, with the metatarsals elongated, a small upper premolar present or absent, and the crowns of the molars tall.
Aubrey describes him as "of a very fair, clear sanguine complexion, with a long beard as white as milk - a very handsome man - tall and slender.
tall, noted for their artistic sense.
The teeth form a continuous even series, the small canines being crowded between the incisors and premolars; the crowns of the cheek-series are tall (hypsodont), with a distinctive pattern of their own.
That those to the westward have long been inactive is shown by the destruction of craters by denudation, by deep ravines, valleys and tall cliffs eroded on the mountain sides, especially on the windward side, by the depth of soil formed from the disintegrated rocks, and by the amount as well as variety of vegetable life.
The men are tall, handsome and well-made, and the women are among the most beautiful in Spain; while the dark complexion and hair of both sexes, and their peculiar dialect of Spanish, so distasteful to pure Castilians, are indisputable evidence of Moorish descent.
'Gueridon, a small table to hold a lamp or vase, supported by a tall column or a human or mythological figure.
Endless masses of tall weeds, belonging to a few species, cover the face of the country - large Cruciferae, Cynareae and Umbelliferae - also large quantities of liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra and echinata) and Lagonychium, and the white ears of the Imperata.
The friars' churches were at first destitute of towers; but in the 14th and 15th centuries, tall, slender towers were commonly inserted between the nave and the choir.
The floors and even the walls of important buildings are made of this combination, and long span bridges, tall factory chimneys, and large water-tanks are among the many novel uses to which it has been put.
Phillips Brooks was a tall, well-proportioned man of fine physique, his height being six feet four inches.
Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet Pea): hardy; there are two races, dwarf and tall, the latter - far and away the most beautiful - requires support; various colours; numerous immensely popular forms. Lavatera trimestris: hardy, 3 ft., pale-rose, showy malvaceous flowers.
There are two races, dwarf and tall, various shades of red and yellow.
Verbascum Blattaria: hardy, 3 to 4 ft., yellowish, with purple hairs on the filaments; in tall spikes.
Handsome border plants, the tall stems crowned by racemes of showy hooded flowers.
C. pulla, 6 in., purplish, nodding, on slender erect stalks; C. turbinata, 9 in., purple, broad-belled; C. carpatica, i ft., blue, bfoad-belled; C. nobilis, 12 ft., long-belled, whitish or tinted with chocolate; C. persicifolia, 2 ft., a fine border plant, single or double, white or purple, blooming in July; and C. pyramidalis, 6 ft., blue or white, in tall branching spikes, are good and diverse.
The Larkspur family, tall showy plants, with spikes of blue flowers in July.
Fraxinella is a very characteristic and attractive plant, 2 to 3 ft., with bold pinnate leaves, and tall racemes of irregular-shaped purple or white flowers.
Tall, autumn-blooming labiates, of easy growth in ordinary garden soils.
podophylla with large bronzy-green leaves cut into 5 large lobes, and tall branching spikes 3 to 4 ft.
Between these, trees with tall stems, called riders, are planted as temporary occupants of the upper part of the wall.
If broccoli be too rank or tall to withstand the winter, lift and lay nearly up to the neck in the earth, the heads sloping towards the north.
Before winter, all tall grass and loose litter should be taken away; if this is not done, then the first snow should be tramped heavily around the plants, in order to destroy any nesting-places.
Cordaites, a tall plant (20-30 ft.) with yucca-like leaves, was related to the cycads and conifers; the catkin-like inflorescence, which bore yew-like berries, is called Cardiocarpus.
Whereas in Java tall timber on the mountains keeps to altitudes of not less than 3000 f t., the tall timber on the mountains of Sumatra commonly descends below moo ft., and in many cases right down to the coast.
52) speaks of him as "one who knows the depths of the whole sea, and keeps the tall pillars which hold heaven and earth asunder."
The following are some of the most famous diamonds of the world: - A large stone found in the Golconda mines and said to have weighed 787 carats in the rough, before being cut by a Venetian lapidary, was seen in the treasury of Aurangzeb in 1665 by Tavernier, who estimated its weight after cutting as 280 (?) carats, and described it as a rounded rose-cut-stone, tall on one side.
The lion lives chiefly in sandy plains and rocky places interspersed with dense thorn-thickets, or frequents the low bushes and tall rank grass and reeds that grow along the sides of streams and near the springs where it lies in wait for the larger herbivorous animals on which it feeds.
In person Charles Kingsley was tall and spare, sinewy rather than powerful, and of a restless excitable temperament.
From the centre of the tuft ultimately arises a tall flower-bearing stem, 5 to 15 ft.
He was tall and erect in figure, and lived on the whole a temperate life, though he used to say that he had been drunk about a hundred times.
Its seaward fortifications rise directly from the water's edge, one fort, on the north mole, standing boldly on a tall rock almost isolated by a little inlet of the Adriatic. On the landward side a massive round tower dominates the city from a still higher eminence.
Parallel to the Stradone, on the north, is the Prijeki, a long, very narrow street, flanked by tall houses with overhanging balconies, and greatly resembling a Venetian alley, Despite the havoc wrought by earthquake in 1667, the whole city is rich in antiquarian interest.
The Bhattis number some 350,000, and are a fine tall race, making capital soldiers.
The ass, often a tall and handsome creature, is indigenous.
Represented as ithyphallic, with two tall plumes on his head, the right arm upraised and bearing a scourge.
Again, the cheek-teeth have the tall crowns characteristic of a large number of representatives of the first group and of the prongbuck, thereby showing that Merycodus can scarcely be regarded as a primitive type.
Personally Roger was of tall and powerful body, with long fair hair and full beard.
He was tall, handsome, James /V.
This is the only account in which Tell is called "der Thall," which name he himself explains by saying, "If I were sharp (witzig) I should be called something else and not der Tall," i.e.
A favourable pretext for gratifying their revenge was discovered in the shelter which Chrysostom had given to four Nitrian monks, known as the tall brothers, who had come to Constantinople on being excommunicated by their bishop, Theophilus of Alexandria, a man who had long circulated in the East the charge of Origenism against Chrysostom.
Its oldest and most characteristic building is the tall square tower with its five pointed turrets, dating from 1208.
This is done in a tall iron cylinder, say 9 ft.
This is a tall iron erection, built up from superposed cylinders, which are separated from one another by perforated horizontal diaphragms, con this recovery is carried out in the most efficient manner, the process cannot possibly pay; but so much progress has been made in this direction that the loss of ammonia is very slight indeed, merely a fraction per cent.
Both these reactions are carried out in tall cylindrical columns or " stills," consisting of a number of superposed cylinders, having perforated horizontal partitions, and provided with a steam-heating arrangement in the enlarged bottom portion.
Some of them are as light-skinned as Europeans, tall, robust, thin-lipped, straight-nosed, with straight black hair; others are shorter and darker in complexion, with round heads, long noses, thick lips, and scraggy limbs, indicating perhaps the commingling of more than one Semitic people.
The camel is of a more robust and compact breed than the tall beast used in India, and is more carefully tended.
Next to the cathedral in artistic importance come the church of Santa Maria in Istrada, and the broletto or old palace of the commune, usually styled the Arengario; the former (founded in 1357) has a rich terra-cotta facade of 1 393, and the latter is raised on a system of pointed arches, and has a tall square tower terminating in machicolations surrounding a sharp central cone.
In the case of Pathans and sometimes of Punjabi Moslems it is bound round a tall red conical cap called a kullah (Plate I.
In the house the man wears a skull cap; out of doors the older Parsis wear the khoka, a tall hat, higher in front than at the back, made of a stiff shiny material, with a diaper pattern (Plate I.
In all these antelopes long cylindrical horns are present in both sexes; the muzzle is hairy; there is no gland below the eye; the tail is long and tufted; and in the breadth of their tall crowns the upper molar-teeth resemble those of the oxen.
In the first of these, which consists of one principal ridge with several lateral spurs, overlooking Port Louis, are the singular peak of the Pouce (2650 ft.), so called from its supposed resemblance to the human thumb; and the still loftier Pieter Botte (2685 ft.), a tall obelisk of bare rock, crowned with a globular mass of stone.
The Groote Kerk of St Stephen forms with its tall square tower one of the most striking features in the general views of the town.
Gutta-percha (getah percha in the vernacular), camphor, cinnamon, cloves, nutmegs, gambir and betel, or areca-nuts, are all produced in the island; most of the tropical fruits flourish, including the much-admired but, to the uninitiated, most evil-smelling durian, a large fruit with an exceedingly strong outer covering composed of stout pyramidal spikes, which grows upon the branches of a tall tree and occasionally in falling inflicts considerable injuries upon passers-by.
Near it are three tall, slender brick towers of the Gothic period.
A few squares north-west of it are the General Land Office, the headquarters of the Department of the Interior (commonly called the Patent Office), with Doric portico; the Pension Office, in which the Inauguration Ball is held on the evening of each president's taking office; the Government Printing Office (twelve storeys - one of the few tall office-buildings in the city); the City Hall, or District Court House; and the District Building (1908), another building of the local government.
Be this as it may, the physical appearance of the population of this central region of northern India - Hindustan and Behar - clearly points to an intermixture of the tall, fair-coloured, fine-nosed Aryan with the short-sized, dark-skinned, broad-nosed Dravidian; the latter type becoming more pronounced towards the lower strata of the social order.'
Calhoun in person was tall and slender, and in his later years was emaciated.
long and about an inch wide, closely arranged in two rows as in the true Flag (Iris); the tall, flowering stems (scapes), which very much resemble the leaves, bear an apparently lateral, blunt, tapering spike of densely packed, very small flowers.
In person he was tall and rather thin; his dress was old-fashioned and singularly uniform, and was inclined to be shabby about the times when the precisely arranged visits of his tailor were due.
For the same reason it must be thickly seeded, the effect of this being to produce tall, slender stems, free from branches.
In person he was tall and had a long beard; his voice was sonorous, and his eyes flashed fire.
They are often tall, sometimes very handsome, decidedly healthy, although pale, and assuredly prolific enough.
They are still preponderatingly fair in complexion, while physically they are tall and strong.
They grow slowly and flower but once after a number of years, when a tall stem or "mast" grows from the centre of the leaf rosette and bears a large number of shortly tubular flowers.
P. Pinea is the stone pine of "Italy; its spreading rounded canopy of light green foliage, supported on a tall and often branchless trunk, forms a striking feature of the landscape in that country, as well as in some other Mediterranean lands.
The tall columnar trunk furnishes the most valued pine timber of the states; close-grained and resinous, it is very durable and polishes well; it is largely employed in American shipyards, and immense quantities are exported, especially to Britain and the West Indies.
P. Taeda, the " loblolly pine " of the backwoodsman, a tall tree with straight trunk and spreading top, covers great tracts of the " pine-barrens " of the southern states, but also frequently spreads over deserted arable lands that have been impoverished by long and bad farming; hence the woodsmen call it the " old-field " pine, while, from the fragrance of its abundant resin, it is also known as the frankincense pine.
The Isfahan merchant and the Armenian at times wear the hat very tall.
The Turkish adjective uzun, ~j~J,t long, applied to I-,Iasan, the Turkoman monarch of Persia (called also by the Arabs Uasanu t-Tawil), is precisely the qualifying Persian word J!j) used in the compound designation of Artaxerxes Longimanus; and Malcolm quotes the statement of a Venetian envoy in evidence that Uzun IJasan was a tall thin man, of a very open and engaging countenance.
About a year before his death, he is described by Sanson,2 a missionary from the French king Louis XIV., as tall, strong and active, a fine princea little too effeminate for a monarch, with a Roman nose very well proportioned to other parts, very large blue eyes, and a midling mouth, a beard painted black, shavd round, and well turnd, even to his ears.
About the time of setting out on his Indian expedition he was described as a most comely man, upwards of 6 ft., tall, well-proportioned, of robust make and constitution; inclined to be fat, but prevented by the fatigue he underwent; with fine, large black eyes and eyebrows; of sanguine complexion, made more manly by the influence of sun and weather; a loud, strong voice; a moderate wine-drinker; fond of simple diet, such as pilaos and plain dishes, but often neglectful of meals altogether, and satisfied, if occasion required, with parched peas and water, always to be procured.i During the reign of Nadir an attempt was made to establish a British Caspian trade with Persia.
At the time of his accession Lutf All Khan was only in his twentieth year, very handsome, tall, graceful, and an excellent horseman.
He is described at this time by Mme de Motteville as "well-made, with a swarthy complexion agreeing well with his fine black eyes, a large ugly mouth, a graceful and dignified carriage and a fine figure "; and according to the description circulated later for his capture after the battle of Worcester, he was over six feet tall.
The trees used should be impenetrable to the eye, and so tall that no one can look over them; and the paths should be of gravel and well kept.
Still better is Saint-Simon's portrait of Fenelon as he appeared about the time of his appointment to Cambrai - tall, thin, well-built, exceedingly pale, with a great nose, eyes from which fire and genius poured in torrents, a face curious and unlike any other, yet so striking and attractive that, once seen, it could not be forgotten.
japonica, a tall and handsome plant generally grown in gardens under the name A.
C. Hovey, in 1907, was led by expert guides into still wilder recesses, where a series of five domes were found, that opened into each other by tall gateways; each dome being 60 ft.
In Sikkim the mountains are covered with dense forest of tall umbrageous trees, commonly accompanied by a luxuriant growth of under shrubs, and adorned with climbing and epiphytal plants in wonderful profusion.
The men are tall and thin, the women fat and under middle height.
The church of St Mildred is Early English and later, and its tall, massive Perpendicular tower is well known for the legend connecting it with Goodwin Sands.
From the marble terrace which surrounds it rise four tall minarets of the same material, one at each corner.
But it is far more probable that they are the same in origin as the dark race south of them and the tall fair race north of them, and that the broadness of their skulls is simply due to their having been long domiciled in mountainous regions.
In its turn the Alpine race has pressed down upon their darker and less warlike kindred of the south, either driven down before the tall sons of the north or swelling the hosts of the latter as they swept down south.
Not only are relics of La Tene culture found in Ireland, but the oldest Irish epics celebrate tall, fair-haired, grey-eyed heroes, armed and clad in Gallic fashion, who had come from the continent.
Three domes of white marble rise from its roof, with two tall minarets at the front corners.
When this liquid is cold it is diluted with cold water, heated until all the soluble salts are dissolved, transferred to a tall, narrow beaker, and diluted to about 150 cc. The electrodes are attached to a frame connected with the battery and the beaker is placed on a stool, which can be raised so that the electrodes are immersed in the liquid and reach the bottom of the beaker.
The cathedral of St Martin was begun in 1063 by Bishop Anselm (later Pope Alexander II.); but the great apse with its tall columnar arcades and the fine campanile are probably the only remnants of the early edifice, the nave and transepts having been rebuilt in the Gothic style in the 14th century, while the west front was begun in 1204 by Guidetto (lately identified with Guido Bigarelli of Como), and "consists of a vast portico of three magnificent arches, and above them three ranges of open galleries covered with all the devices of an exuberant fancy."
In his hours of recreation he climbed the hills or traced the Sorgues from its fountain under those tall limestone cliffs, while odes and sonnets to Madonna Laura were committed from his memory to paper.
Unlike most of its tribe, it is a good climber; and where wooded cliffs are not available, will take up its quarters in tall trees.
still fewer, and so on until the extremely small number of extremely short or tall individuals of 5 ft.
Retail houses, wholesale houses, banks, tall office buildings, hotels, theatres and railway terminals are crowded into the angle, or "The Point," formed at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, with Fifth Avenue as the principal thoroughfare, especially for the retail houses, and Fourth Avenue as the great banking thoroughfare.
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.
Miscanthus and Erianthus, nearly allied to Saccharum, are tall reed-like grasses, with large silky flower-panicles, which are grown for ornament.
Calamagrostis and Deyeuxia are tall, often reed-like grasses, occurring throughout the temperate and arctic zones and upon high mountains in the tropics.
In allusion to his unusual stature he was called "the Tall Sycamore of the Wabash."
He was slender and fully six feet tall, and with his oval, gentle, almost feminine face looked the scholar and the mystic.
They are very tall and grew throughout life.
In 1881 the walls of a very large courtyard were constructed by building a braced cage of iron and filling the panels with masonry, a system of construction which had been used in the early part of the century for a tall shot-tower erected in the city of New York.
The only grouting that should be permitted in tall buildings would be in levelling up the tops of the concrete footings to receive the masonry courses, or in a very thin layer between the column pedestal and the masonry bed.
In the case of very tall exposed buildings of small depth, the vertical load on the columns due to wind pressure in the opposite side of the building must be computed and allowed for, and in case the lower columns are without lateral support their bending moment must be sufficient to resist the lateral pressure due to wind and eccentricity of loading.
(c. 1294-1322), "the Tall," king of France, second son of Philip the Fair and Jeanne of Navarre, received the county of Poitiers as an appanage, and was affianced when a year old to Jeanne, daughter and heiress of Otto IV., count of Burgundy.
The cypresses afford instances of tall and narrow trees similar in habit to Lombardy poplars.
In the main island of Tierra del Fuego, the low-lying plains with their rich growth of tall herbage are frequented by the rhea, guanaco and other animals common to the adjoining mainland.
A regular current of chlorine mixed with steam is led in at the bottom of a tall tower filled with broken bricks, and there meets a descending stream of hot bittern: bromine is liberated and is swept out of the tower together with some chlorine, by the current of steam, and then condensed in a worm.
He is described as "tall, with brown hair and auburn beard."
Both alike are hardy, though rarely tall; both, when of the peasant class, frugal and inured to toil amid the rigours of their native climate.
long and 7 wide, and so deep that boats sail over the submerged tops of tall trees.
A noteworthy palm of the eastern Andean slopes is the "corneto" (Deckeria), whose tall, slender trunk starts from the apex of a number of aerial roots, rising like a cone 6 to 8 ft.
It is a tall slender palm, and is the source of the vegetable wax so largely used in some parts of the country in the manufacture of matches, a single stem sometimes yielding 16-20 lb.
He was tall (the Yorkshiremen called him "Long Forster") and strongly though stiffly built, and, with his simple tastes and straightforward manners and methods, was a typical North-country figure.
On the south side of the gulf tall hills approach, and in some cases reach, the water's edge, and behind them towers the rugged range of Kasagunga with its saw-like edge.
These upper and lower limits of the timber belt are sometimes very sharply defined, so that tall mountains may be marked by a dark girdle of forest, above and below which appear walls of bare rock.
in height, and prescribed a uniform height for those in the same neighbourhood; a large portion of the new buildings are of either three or four storeys, but a few tall ones range from ten to sixteen.
In youth he was described as " a handsome young man, tall, slight, and very erect, bashful, but never awkward."
The Veddahs are not to be confounded with the Rodiyas of the western uplands, who are a much finer race, tall, wellporportioned, with regular features, and speak a language said to be radically distinct from all the Aryan and Dravidian dialects current in Ceylon.
lappaceum, a tall tree native of the Malay Peninsula, where it is known under the names Rambutan or Rambosteen, is also cultivated for its pleasantly acid pulpy aril.
Indians (probably Oneidas) settled near the site of Huntingdon, erected here a tall pillar, known as "Standing Stone"; the original was removed by the Indians, but another has been erected by the borough on the same spot.
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Its chief embankment, the Nikolai boulevard, bordered with tall and handsome houses, forms a fine promenade.
The first despot after Kossovo was Tsar Lazar's eldest son " Stephen the Tall," who was an intimate friend of Sigismund IV., king of Hungary and emperor of the Germans.
The typical Papuan is distinctly tall, far exceeding the average Malay height, and is seldom shorter, often taller, than the European.
In their native haunts these monkeys go about in troops of considerable size, frequenting the summits of the tall forest-trees, from which they seldom, if ever, descend.
They are tall and well built.
beneath the shadow of a low bush or a tuft of tall grass, and here the female lays from six to ten eggs of a dirty-yellow colour speckled with dark brown.
In Plato's Parmenides, Socrates, "then very young," meets Parmenides, "an old man some sixty-five years of age," and Zeno, "a man of about forty, tall and personable," and engages them in philosophical discussion.
Simmias, he says, has in him the ideas of tall and short.
This contains a large variety of hard-wooded and valuable timber trees, including species of Weinmannia (Lalona 1), Elaeocarpus (Voanana), Dalbergia (Vbambbana), Nuxia (Valanirana), Podocarpus, a pine, the sole species in the island (Hetatra),Tambourissa (Amhara), Neobaronia (Harah¢ra), Ocotea (Varongy) and probably ebony, Diospyros sp., &c. The following trees are characteristic of Madagascar vegetation, some of them being endemic, and others very prominent features in the landscape: the traveller's-tree (Urania speciosa), with its graceful crown of plantain-like leaves growing like an enormous fan at the top of a tall trunk, and affording a supply of pure cool water, every part of the tree being of some service in building; the Raphia (rofia) palm (Sagus ruffia); the tall fir-like Casuarina equisetifolia or beef wood tree, very prominent on the eastern coast, as well as several species of screw-pine (Pandanus); the Madagascar spice (Ravintsara madagascariensis), a large forest tree, with fragrant fruit, leaves and bark; a beautiful-leaved species of Calophyllum; and the Tangena (Tanghinia veneniflua), formerly employed as a poison ordeal.
" The site now occupied by wide quays extending several miles in length was then entirely covered with water when the sea rose a few inches above ordinary level, and that even in a perfect calm; the banks of the river near the mouth were only indicated by clusters of wretched hovels built on piles and by narrow patches of sand skirted by tall weeds, the only vegetable product of the vast swamps beyond.
These primitive societies of tall, fair-skinned warriors, blueeyed and red-haired, were gradually organized into political bodies of various kindskingdoms, republics and ~ federationsand divided into districts or pagi (pays) InsWztto which divisions the minds of the country folk have tiotis of remained faithfully attached ever since.
the Tall, and Charles IV., continued his work.
Everywhere on moist sandy ground are to be seen tall thickets of Arundo donax.
East of the Bahr-el-Jebel and north of the Bahr-el-Ghazal are vast prairies covered with tall coarse grass.
In the recesses of Mount Taurus the peasants are tall, handsome, though somewhat sharp-featured, agile and brave.
He was remarkable from the first, handsome in face and tall in figure, with a finely trained singing voice, and brilliant in wit and conversation.
- The genus Lepidodendron, with very numerous species, ranging from the Devonian to the Permian, consisted of trees, with a tall upright shaft, bearing a dense crown of dichotomous branches, clothed with simple narrow leaves, ranged in some complex spiral phyllotaxis.
It has a tall vertical chamber heated from below, and traversed by numerous narrow horizontal cross bars at different heights.
In all these the crowns of the cheek-teeth are very tall (fig.
In both the cheek-teeth have moderately tall crowns, and in the first named of the two those of the milk-series are nearly similar to their permanent successors.
Maybe it was because he was so tall - or the vast difference in their height.
They were both so tall and slender - their movements smooth and measured.
The soft curves on that tall slender body and those long legs were the talk of the locker room when he was a senior.
A tall figure lounged against a huge Oak tree beside the trail.
Brandon towered over her - the living room light forming a halo around his tall muscular frame.
In fact, I'm tall, skinny and awkward.
All right, you pack a lunch and bring a blanket and I'll go get the weed whip and knock down some of the tall grass.
A tall lean figure entered the diner and she froze â€“ Cade.
One of the rare female Guardians, Jenn was tall and willowy with dark hair and green eyes, a studied air of seduction, and the ability to penetrate any group he sent her after.
Surprised, she twisted in time to see a tall form hack again and again at the Black God, whose own knife was planted in the attacker's chest.
A tall form stood halfway between the fire and them, flanked by two vamps.
The tall figure loping after them was the equivalent of an immortal pit bull, one of the Watchers' own elite personal guards.
The woman was beautiful, tall and shapely with auburn hair and deep blue eyes that made no attempt to hide her interest in the bare-chested man before her.
The silver-eyed half-demon was tall and muscular, the air around him rippling with power.
He was tall, an athlete gone to seed, with thinning hair and a used car salesman's smile.
He was as tall as Josh, but he was built heavier â€“ and not as good looking either.
He was tall and slender with cocoa skin, dazzling blue eyes and prematurely white hair that made him appear twice his age.
Gabe sat up as Kiki approached, and the tall Immortal paused, critical gaze taking in both of them.
The man behind her was tall with glasses, a brunet ponytail, and a goofy grin.
He was tall and fierce, standing so still she thought herself dreaming up a hero worthy of a nightmare.
They were simply very tall â€“ all well over six feet.
Lori was so tall and sophisticated - the kind of woman he would want to marry.
The tall Guardian was built like a model with the long, lean muscles of a ballerina.
Xander, the Original Vamp, stood over seven feet tall and was built like a boulder with dark hair and the glowing, red eyes characteristic of vamps.
Darian jogged towards the obelisk and followed its tall form into the clouds with his eyes.
The new warlord of Tiyan stood tall and strong.
Still, he was a good looking boy â€“ tall for his age and lean.
Lillie was tall â€“ maybe an inch taller than Alex.
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