You're already at the top of your class.
He straddled a chair and leaned his arms across the top of it while he sipped his coffee.
Imagine you are a defense contractor on top of the world.
Somehow it simply wasn't top priority in her life right now.
She caught up with Dulce at the top of the stairs.
We're on top of the world, aren't we?
You are already on top of the world, remember?
Some people get to the top of the ladder, only to find that it's leaning against the wrong wall?
He put the bag of money on top of them and then leaped into the water.
In this way two cavalry regiments galloped through the Semenovsk hollow and as soon as they reached the top of the incline turned round and galloped full speed back again.
"Very. Unless this passage also leads to the top of the earth," said Zeb.
He glanced at her as he set the roasting pan on the stove top to cool.
Keep on top of it for us, will you?
On top of the common-good projects supported with our tax dollars, almost all of us—certainly not just the wealthy—have causes we support.
It's a top notch hospital.
Even the way she wore her hair, with those braids wrapped around the top of her head like a crown and the long shiny blond curls falling around her shoulders and down her back – she wasn't simply beautiful.
I am delighted to find humbugs inside the earth, just the same as on top of it.
She hit the soft sand and he was instantly on top of her, wrestling the whip from her hand.
As she shut the drawer, the envelopes on the top of the desk caught her attention.
She shook her head and clicked her tongue against the top of her mouth.
She reached for her lap top computer on the coffee table and fired it up.
It was a cheap sort of top dressing in which I had entire faith.
Dusty considered her before gazing back at the mutilated creature on top of the stainless steel lab counter.
She grabbed a pen and a notepad, hesitating a second before pulling the top sheet off the notepad.
We'll keep on top of it and make sure they follow up.
She shrugged as she placed the toy on top of the magazine.
His lips brushed the top of her hand lightly.
In one heavy thunder-shower the lightning struck a large pitch pine across the pond, making a very conspicuous and perfectly regular spiral groove from top to bottom, an inch or more deep, and four or five inches wide, as you would groove a walking-stick.
Alex glanced at Jonathan and then rubbed the top of his head.
At the top of the trail she paused to catch her breath.
Just place your hand on top of mine.
Dorothy grabbed fast hold of the buggy top and the boy did the same.
Then she carried the doll upstairs and put it on the top shelf of the wardrobe, and she has not touched it since.
He grimaced as he popped the top on the can.
A fire was kindled at the bottom of a deep hole in the ground, big sticks were laid crosswise at the top, and meat was hung from them and turned on spits.
Felipa led Carmen to the top of the stairs.
Giddon glanced at her sharply over the top of the paper.
On the top of a pile of clothes lay a flower and note.
She began working on her lap top vigorously.
"Can we?" a voice said from the top of the stairs.
She reached the top of the hill and gasped.
The buggy seemed almost new, for it had a shiny top and side curtains.
Once I lived on top the earth, but for many years I have had my factory in this spot--half way up Pyramid Mountain.
Near the top of a hill he saw a little shepherd boy who was lying on the ground while a flock of sheep and lambs were grazing around him.
Our cottage was a sort of rough camp, beautifully situated on the top of the mountain among oaks and pines.
"I'll kill you!" he shouted, and seizing the marble top of a table with a strength he had never before felt, he made a step toward her brandishing the slab.
After a while "Uncle" came in, in a Cossack coat, blue trousers, and small top boots.
One thing has come on top of another: her rags to buy, and now a purchaser has turned up for the Moscow estate and for the house.
The smoking shell spun like a top between him and the prostrate adjutant, near a wormwood plant between the field and the meadow.
Only Malasha, Andrew's six-year-old granddaughter whom his Serene Highness had petted and to whom he had given a lump of sugar while drinking his tea, remained on the top of the brick oven in the larger room.
He had felt it for the first time when the shell spun like a top before him, and he looked at the fallow field, the bushes, and the sky, and knew that he was face to face with death.
Béchamel sauce is commonly poured over the top.
The downstairs bar hosts some of the top music acts in the city.
He was sitting in his chair, everything from the top of his head to his thighs covered with the newspaper he was holding out to read.
She changed the decorating tip and wrote "Happy Birthday Dad!" on the top of the cake.
She ran a comb through her hair, deciding not to re-braid the top part.
She was tending the mules when she saw a rider on top of a sand dune.
From the top of a dune they paused for a backward glance.
Carrying a chair from the kitchen, she stretched to dust the top shelf of one of the bookcases beside the fireplace.
She had large brown eyes with thick black lashes and matching hair that was stacked becomingly on top of her head.
He's napping in our room at the top of the stairs When I didn't comment, he continued.
It was the sound I hated more on a telephone that Henri Mancini's version of Theme from Moon Glow or any other top one hundred hits of elevator music was, 'would you please hold'?
Even standing on it, I was an inch or two from touching the top of the room.
I'll start at the top and work my way all the way down.
She pulled the last of the cookies from the oven and set them on top to cool.
"The Country of the Gurgles can't be far from the top of the earth," remarked Dorothy.
Suddenly on the road at the top of the high ground, artillery and troops in blue uniform were seen.
He pulled the pajama top shut and started buttoning it without looking up.
She felt dizzy from breathing off the top of her lungs.
I see you were right, but just take out the top one.
When Destiny wanted to wear a ring like mommy, Carmen tied a yellow ribbon around her finger and made a bow of it on the top.
She carefully drew the outline of a truck around the words on the top.
He popped the top.
She handed Bordeaux a plate full of flapjacks she had been keeping warm by the fire and poured some honey over the top.
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.
They climbed the dune and kneeled close to the top.
Betsy raced up to the bedroom and returned with her lap top computer.
My wife looked up from her lap top.
With a baby on the way, Quinn's and Martha's top priority was a locality where they could raise a family in a large and comfortable home.
The bureau responded, from the top, that all tips were welcomed and followed up, regardless of source.
No records are supposed to exist and the people involved are vetted top secret.
My security system is top notch though I've had little need to utilize it.
The boards constituting the top of the bench seem long enough for side of what Molly proposed but sawing the remaining boards for rungs would prove arduous.
They both lost their footing at the top of one wave and tumbled into a valley, bouncing against the rubbery trough.
Talon shoved her back into the valley with a snarled threat under his breath, and she hurried out of the trough again, breathing hard by the time she'd clambered twenty feet to the top.
The world dumped her on top of a pile of sand near the boardwalk with the angry black sea roaring behind her.
She collapsed on top of the still assassin, her healing powers flowing unabated.
Finally, he'd reached the top of a hill overlooking a small, familiar village that glowed with warmth.
The Magician piled her coat on top of her table with shaking hands and walked toward the hallway where the restrooms were.
Staying in the basement where the Other could find and kill him wasn't his top choice, but at least he was in the house.
In exchange, I want you to choose your top advisor to send to me.
Yully listened, dismayed by the lies stacking up on top of one another.
Instincts took her in the direction of the stream, and she reached the top of a shallow ravine in whose valley the stream flowed.
Jule raised his hand, and the Original Vamp rested his on top.
Damian lifted his head, indicating the three forms standing at the top of the hill.
The horse's eyes opened, and it lifted its muzzle over the top of the railing.
The vision of him on top of her protruded into her thoughts again.
She waved Sofia over frantically before climbing on top of the sink and wriggling through the window.
Made of material softer than silk, the black dress she wore pooled at the top of her feet.
He rested on top of her, breathing hard, as he pressed her into the bed.
He drove her back onto the bed, pressed her down and rested on top of her.
His solid body was on top of hers yet unattainable.
Deidre twisted the top of the vial open and neared the girl.
Deidre, the notebook on top of my desk.
She possessed an "outie" navel that looked like a cherry tomato had dropped down her too-tight tee shirt and landed on the top of the hill.
She pulled on her top, buttoned it, and chose a pin from her jewelry box.
It was white and busted on the top.
"Sit. Have a drink," Dean said as he filled Fred's glass to the top and handed it to him.
"Looks like you should have kept the top on," he muttered.
The top was still off, allowing additional room, but he still felt three or four trips lay ahead.
Dean pulled down the top on his Jeep and slowly drove uptown, giving off what he hoped were candidate smiles and waves to the locals, all of whom seemed to be walking the sun drenched street.
He'd recently employed a deputy who was doing a top notch job.
It was Roger who introduced first himself, then Charlie, who dipped his paper in acknowledgment, and Harold, who set down the news and looked at Dean over the top of his glasses, curious about the visit.
Lydia turned her back to him, and as she walked to her bedroom, pulled her scanty top off over her head.
After Ralph killed him, we took his car with the boat tied on top.
You and I were at the top when we became dead-dead.
She hadn't heard the demon drop from the top of the building to land a few feet behind her.
The top three and bottom three seem pretty solid to me.
A gem bubbled to the top of the lake then dropped down, rejoining the rest of them beneath the surface.
"Gods, you're freezing," he said and rested his other hand on top of hers to try to warm her.
She rested on top of him, listening to his heartbeat.
Her hair was still pink and in a loose bun on the top of her head.
His mate was curled into a tight ball in the middle of her bed, on top of the covers.
Destiny giggled, revealing top and bottom teeth in matching pairs.
Ordinarily she would have thumped him on top of the head or yelled, but fearful of offending a customer, she tolerated his invasion of her space.
Instantly he was on top of her, holding her hands down.
Another vehicle came down the hill, a red flashing light attached to the top.
The top of her head reached his chin.
They moved out of his way as he strode through the wide hallways to the stairwell leading to the top floor, Death's floor.
You know I've never been on top?
"You can be on top," he added.
A towel was wrapped around her and her pink hair clipped on top of her head.
Gabe climbed them, forced to go sideways to make it up to the top.
Gabe paced as Tamer climbed a ladder to tablets stacked at the top of one limestone shelf.
Dressed in jeans and a tank top, she plopped onto the beach then hopped up.
He read the tattoo visible through the tank top's straps.
Reaching the wall, Deidre ignored the scrape of concrete against her hands and knees as she clambered on top.
Ocean surrounded the small island, upon which a fortress sat, several hundred meters away, up a sloping hill on top of solid rock.
He followed the instinct that led him to Deidre and trotted up the stairs leading to the top of the fortress.
Her petite, shapely body was clothed in jeans and a tank top.
He searched Deidre's apartment from top to bottom several times, seeking the item he needed to fulfill his part of a deal.
A quick shower later, she joined him in the garden once more in a tank top and jeans.
He opened the top drawer and withdrew a key chain with a couple of keys and a tag.
You work around the rules, between them, on top of them, beneath them.
"Send Tymkyn to find Harmony," Gabriel said, referring to the top tracker among his death-dealers.
The material hugged the natural curves of her body, pooling at the top of her feet.
He popped the top off and dumped the sandy magic into the air.
Kris chuckled, at ease with his brother despite the unprotected penthouse on the top floor of a building that could be easily leveled by a single explosive charge.
She tossed back the whiskey, meeting his gaze only when he placed his hand across the top of the carafe.
She saw dark figures jump from the top of the building across from her to the ground, unaffected by what seemed like a thirty-story drop.
She was closer to the top than to the waves, but the cliff had too few hand and footholds for her to try to climb.
She needed more rope to reach the top of the cliff, yet being dinner for any creature wasn't the way she'd like to go.
It clattered along the top of the cliff and fell.
The ten feet to the top felt like it took hours, though the sun had barely risen when she finished.
The whole top of the building --where the hostel was housed --was on fire.
She reached the top of the stairs and stared at a similar scene leading past the Arch and all the way up the park toward the city.
The creatures had reached the top of the stairs and were looking around, trying to figure out which way she'd gone.
The Amazonian picked out a couple of T-shirts, her thick upper arms exposed in the tank top and jeans.
Next Megan took her to what looked like a large drug store, where she plucked a few items from a shelf filled with top of the line skincare products.
She didn't know where exactly she went aside from down from the top floor.
"I never held a grudge," Rhyn reminded death's top assassin.
Her mate, Rhyn, stood in heavy boots, running pants, and a tank top.
The tank top displayed his thick biceps and shapely shoulders.
Gabriel was sitting alone on top of one of the half dozen picnic tables.
True to his word, he stripped off his boots and shirt and lay on top of the covers.
Katie cringed at his over the top décor of gilded everything and oriented herself.
She paused at the top of the sweeping stairwell to look around her.
Sasha sat on top of the sarcophagus and looked around, smug in how safe he was sitting on top of the coffin.
He knelt beside the Ancient and set the machete on top of the sarcophagus.
One counter was still standing next to the refrigerator tucked in a corner, and he swept the broken glass from the top to create a little work space.
We.ll have to scrub this place from top to bottom to make sure no one else pops up somewhere they shouldn.t be.
When she reached the top of the beach, she paused to catch her breath before hurrying after Jade, whose determined walk soon outdistanced her.
He darted up the hill and disappeared from view over the top.
Perplexed as to what kind of movers worked at such an hour, she roamed through the row house from top to bottom.
A round table in the center had an access pad attached to the top, so she passed her armband over it.
The table top lit up with a blank grey screen and four dozen multi-hued buttons, with geometric symbols she assumed was writing.
They continued up a winding path toward the top of the lowest of the mountains.
They reached the top, where another set of low buildings were carved from the rock, their doors and windows glowing.
She waited at the top of the sloping walkway until she saw the outline of a door as he cracked it open.
The top opened of its own volition, revealing an aged stone dagger with dulled edges and a chipped stone hilt.
She sprawled on top of him, unable to push herself up with the earth's violent shaking.
She didn't understand why until they reached the top, overlooking a deep canyon.
He pushed her down it and stayed near the top, looking for other attackers.
She tugged the top of the kitchen table to block the doorway, hoping it would keep the creature in the kitchen.
She paused at the top to catch her breath and he did the same, before she poked around her new digs.
Edith began to unpile the rest of the clothes, half-slips, long drawers and top coverings that Dean assumed were forerunners of bras.
In the top seam, faded but legible, was written Annie in very small print.
"And," Dean added, "our life is still top priority.
Gladys Turnbull was pounding away on a lap top computer in a corner of the parlor while young Martha and Donnie played a game of Old Maid on the sofa.
Six months without a mystery and I'm still in top form.
Don't worry about the top of the mountain just yet, son.
By the time the group stopped for lunch—two large five-cheese pizzas at Big Billie's—Donnie had progressed to the point of being able to ski alone from the top of the beginner slope.
The view from the top was spectacular, the snow perfect and the trail empty of other skiers.
They spotted Fred and the boy from the top of the slope.
You'd be anchored on a line tied to a top bollard, secured in a harness.
She was now a blonde, with her hair pinned high to the top of her head.
Cynthia directed her to the kitchen just as Edith called to them from the top of the stairs.
Lack of a full night's sleep had put both Deans in less than top form as they readied breakfast.
He and his wife, who's as nutty as Planters, aren't on anyone's top one hundred list of the rich and famous.
It was cut up at the top, within reach of where it was tied off.
I made this here list of everyone I figured who could have done it, and Edith Shipton is right on top.
Edith, up top, in spite of what I said.
The rope was cut at the top, within reach of where it was fastened.
We'd sure all be near the top on anyone else's list—anyone who was looking at this business objectively.
There, at the top, in tightly bundled robe and, yes, a Mother Goose stocking cap, stood Claire Quincy!
Dean thought about Claire Quincy standing on the top of the stairs, as Edith ascended, naked as the day she was born.
"If I wanted to rappel down and not leave a rope at the top, how would I do it?" he asked.
She looked at Dean as if he were less than the top of his class.
He might have just fallen, luckily closer to the bottom than the top, or he'd be a dead man.
No one was seen up at the top when he fell, right?
He leaned forward but strain as he might, the overhanging bulge at the top of the cliff prevented him from seeing the source of the activity.
Even if modesty wasn't at the top of Franny's traits-list, it was January!
The crime scene was the top of the cliff, where the rope was slashed.
"Every time I come up these stairs, I look up to see if a white-dressed figure is standing at the top," he said.
He turned and glanced up at the top of the stairs.
He bent over and kissed the top of her head.
On top of everything else I received a letter from the SEC today.
Between his conquest today and the crisp fall air, he felt on top of the world.
She definitely carried shopping bags, but at the top of the stairs, instead of turning right to his room she headed left to her own.
Nothing over the top, but something different, elegant.
There were linen napkins, two china plates and champagne flutes on top.
Elisabeth quipped, "A little over the top for a picnic, wouldn't you say?"
Everything Sarah does is over the top.
She walked to the music cabinets and ran her hands across the top.
Connor appeared at the top of the stairs.
When she reached the top of the stairs, Sarah panicked, seeing Jackson alone and in a fit of rage.
Stopping at the top of the stairs, she wept silently, wishing to help him, but having not a clue how.
Elisabeth appeared at the top of the stairs wearing his shirt.
Elisabeth held the first page in her hand and printed across the top read, 'God's Promise Unfolding'.
Jackson pulled her on top of him.
He stepped behind Elisabeth's stool, placed his hands on her shoulders, and kissed the top of her head.
At midnight, Jackson stood at the top of the stairs and whistled loudly, commanding attention.
Jackson kissed the top of her head.
A red McLaren Spyder with a huge white bow on top sat in front of the house.
When she reached the top of the stairs she said goodnight again.
He kissed the top of her head.
He called for Sarah, who quickly appeared at the top of the stairs with Connor.
As they were leaving the room, Jackson stopped at his dresser and retrieved the ring from the top drawer.
The swell of well developed breasts peeked from a tank top that might have looked suggestive on someone else.
Using it as a ladder, she climbed on the counter, stretching from her knees to reach the top shelf.
Alex had broken the ice off the top of the water trough by the time she got there and every stall was filled with fresh hay.
I even got to the top.
There was so little time on top.
Once inside the barn, she grabbed the pitchfork and a flashlight and then darted out the barn door, screaming at the top of her lungs.
Alex gave his full attention to tucking the photo into the box through a gap in the top.
Alex gave up trying to fit the picture into the gap in the box and laid it on top of it.
He stood and put the picture on top of the box.
With the former Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and the Special Assistant to the VP, not to mention the biofields, electromagnetic fields, and other beefed security measures, the compound at the top of the mountain was a fortress commanded by the President's own right-hand man.
Daylight brought the sounds of gunfire and rockets on top of the mountain that didn't cease even when night fell again.
They headed towards the top of the mountain.
Lana tilted it out far enough to see it was a box of chocolates with the nearby fed hospital's seal on the top.
In a blink, she was pinned on top of his warm body, his arms locked around her and his muscular legs wrapped around hers.
When he broke contact, Lana pulled his head back to hers, her hands skimming over his shoulders before she undid the top two buttons on his uniform.
Brady peeled off the top of his suit, drenched in sweat and splattered with blood.
Lana pulled him on top of her, certain he wouldn't walk away this time.
Lana flipped on her micro and placed the keypad on top of it.
With trembling hands, she deactivated the latches with a touch, and the top of the box slid open.
"We searched it from top to bottom," Dan added.
They were headed to Tennessee but we heard something bad happened, split the government at the top level.
She plopped a piece of flat bread over the top then sat down with her own plate.
The metal panels on top of the generator opened like a flower, automatically adjusting themselves to catch the most sun.
She set it on top of the control panel and assessed the results, then activated the generator's artificial intelligence so it would adjust as needed to power the town.
Charlie's next laser shot glanced off the top of the rock, searing a hole through it.
The angel ignored her and dropped beside her, wringing his hands helplessly. The blond woman dangled over the widening chasm, clutching Katie's hand. She braced her feet against the side of the chasm and walked upward, until Toby could grab her belt. The angel pulled hard, and Katie pushed Deidre on top of the angel, who yelped.
I was in tenth grade, but certainly nowhere near the top of my class.
Little things keep popping into mind—like Jeff won't be here for Randy's graduation, or he'll miss a neighbor's surprise party, or we'll never get to the Top of the Mark.
The top drawer contained the usual assortment of pens, pencils and paperclips.
She occupied the largest suite in the structure, seven spacious rooms on the top floor.
The top half, which might have identified the date and the store was missing as if the slip had been torn in two.
The top slid open to reveal a tire patch kit containing two small patches and a tube of sealing adhesive.
It's not the Top of the Mark, but I may not get another chance.
Without difficulty he pulled her arms through the pajama top and buttoned the garment.
Dean yelled at the top of his lungs to an empty room.
When I got to the top of the stairs, they must have been hiding back of the door 'cause the next thing I knew they had a towel over my head and were dragging me into the bathroom.
Randy, a science buff, was in the top third of the graduates and was also his class president.
He sang to himself at the top of his voice all the way home to Collingswood Avenue.
The top one, marked urgent, was from Ethel Rosewater.
Dean could feel perspiration form on the top of his lip.
The highway to Pagosa Springs followed the San Juan River up the pass to the top of the Rocky Mountains while side streams, arush with melting snow, ice cold to the touch, cascaded down from the roof of the sky, thousands of feet above.
Dean stopped a few hundred yards down the road and swapped his sweat top for a nylon windbreaker.
Maybe drink a manhattan at sunset on the Top of the Mark?
Well, for a veterinarian, that's bound to be in the top ten.
The shock of red hair on the top of his head was unruly, as if he had been running his fingers through it.
It tentatively paused below her swimsuit top.
She patted him on the top of the head.
The run was eight feet high and had a top, so they wouldn't fly out and nothing would get in.
Darting around a pole, she grabbed the top of the bodice so it wouldn't fall.
He had been a top salesman, which meant he had a way with words, and that's all he intended to do - talk.
As they came out on the top of the mountain, a vista of hills and valleys lay before them as far as the eye could see.
He kissed the top of her head and leaned down, whispering in her ear.
It had a strap over the top to keep the cell phone from falling out.
Yet, of all the reasons she wanted a baby, feeling important wasn't even in the top 100.
The bookkeeper's name and number are in the top right drawer of my desk.
She grabbed a towel and daubed water and gravy from her shirt and the counter top.
She still hadn't been able to talk to him about her place on top of the mountain.
At the top, Alex reined Ed in and turned to look at Carmen.
He followed her up a jumble of rocks to the top of the ridge.
Like pieces of white glitter, frost winked back at the sun from the grass and the top of the old farmhouse.
She grabbed more hay and stepped around the buggy Alex was restoring for her - a surrey with a fringe on top? exactly like she had always wanted.
She ran a finger across the top of the potbellied stove and pulled away a sooty finger.
He peered at her over the top of his glasses.
"They heard how the White God's mate slept her way to the top then landed a god," another snickered.
Jenn climbed a tree close to the wall then leapt onto the top of the thick, marble wall.
She'd almost managed to return to the zone when Darian gripped the chain at the top of the punching bag, stabilizing it before her and disrupting the swaying rhythm.
Sofi pushed herself into a sit and rested her hands on the top of her stomach.
She tugged a beer free from one of two six-packs and popped the top.
She gripped the blade of the dagger the man on top of her tried to shove through her throat.
Struck by the familiarity of the scene, she paused as the fire reached the top of the hill.
She appeared at the top of the stairwell.
He took the narrow stairs two at a time and reached the top, hacking down a man with his face painted in Memon's colors of black and red.
Taran wrestled the barrel out and pried its top open.
Taran tossed his reins to the page that darted from the stables before jogging the narrow stairwell leading to the top of the walls.
Yanking off the top, he pushed it over with a yell, until the contents turned the clear waters black in the moonlight.
Vara met him as he left the top of the wall.
The halter top she wore exposed her trim midriff.
Her gaze lifted to the top of the cliff on her right.
His gaze lifted to the cliff top.
The route Alex chose meandered through the gorge and then up a steep deer trail to the top of the mountain.
She surrendered the bale to him and watched him toss it on top of the pile.
Lifting it, he stepped up on the pile of hay and tossed the bale on top, straightening it before stepping down.
Together they tossed the bale to the top of the pile and he climbed up to position it.
He does flow over the top with flattery.
They have a musk gland on top of their rump that produces a smell when they get upset.
He followed her up a steep trail between two boulders and then to the top.
She had left her phone on top of the headstone.
He was dressed western from the tip of his boots to the top of his hat.
His expression was reflective as he removed the shirt, folded it and laid it on top of the jacket.
He stooped and retrieved the page, carefully placing it on top of the stack before he met her gaze.
A stainless steel sink was set into home made cabinets, whose cutting board top was marred with years of use.
Even those short trees with the reddish brown things on the top?
He folded his arms across the top of the car door and rested his chin on his arms.
More than likely they'll be swimming on top of the water in plain sight.
She studied the berry-like seeds that grew in a cluster at the top of the bush.
He reached down and caressed the top of her head.
Eden stood on top of the tavern overlooking the immortal city of the Grey God.
The ground floor consisted of formal dining and living areas, to include a hearth whose chimney stretched all the way to the top of the condo, two stories up.
She closed the top drawer slowly, so as not to disturb the stacks of boxers.
She rose and moved the food and wine dishes closer to the edge of the bed then lay across the top.
It dangled in the open space at his neck, visible through the unfastened top button of his loose shirt.
He stood at the top, arms crossed.
The blonde was sleeping, her naked body resting on top of the covers.
Cat sat at the top of the stairs overlooking the main floor, as if to tell him where Jessi was.
She stopped, stretched and bent over, her bikini top straining to contain her large breasts.
He turned to face the stairwell, at the top of which Cat sat, also waiting.
Jessi was breathless when she reappeared at the top of the stairs.
Xander pretending to bite her neck while she lay on top of him, the two of them spooning, even one where the massive man straddled her and pretended to hold her down.
With him on top of her, she was able to feel just how strong and wide he was.
"Hold that pose, Xander," the man on top of her whispered.
The photographer's assistant yelped suddenly, and she turned her head, needing the distraction from the infuriating wall of pure male lying on top of her.
Cat sat at the top of the stairs, as if waiting for her.
She stopped at the top of the stairs and lifted the cat.
Back to his condo, where the cat waited for him at the top of the stairs overlooking the front door.
The cat was waiting for her at the top of the stairs.
She almost dropped the mug and twisted to see the stranger at the top of the stairs.
What happened soon became apparent; there was a neat hole in the top story of the building where Xander's condo used to be.
He greeted his small wife with a kiss on top of her head and wrapped his arms around her.
He moved to the fence of the paddock and rested his forearms against the top plank.
Yully stood on top of one, waving at him in the signal she was stopping what she did.
He emphasized the opinion that yeast derived from one cell was of no good for top fermentation, and advocated Pasteur's method of purification.
But in the course of time, notwithstanding many criticisms and objections, the reform spread from bottom fermentation to top fermentation breweries on the continent and in America.
In a top fermentation - typical of English breweries - the yeast rises, in a bottom fermentation, as the phrase implies, it settles in the vessel.
Sometimes a bottom yeast may for a time exhibit signs of a top fermentation.
It has not, however, been possible to transform a typical top yeast into a permanent typical bottom yeast.
The ovary consists of numerous carpels united together and free, or more or less embedded in the top of the flower-stalk.
de Saussure made the third ascent, memorable in many respects, and was followed a week later by Colonel Beaufoy, the first Englishman to gain the top. These ascents were all made from Chamonix, which is still the usual starting point, though routes have been forced up the peak from nearly every side, those on the Italian side being much steeper than that from Chamonix.
Even in summer the double period is not prominent in the arctic climate of Karasjok or on the top of the Eiffel Tower.
The diurnal variation in summer at the latter station is shown graphically in the top curve of fig.
pratensis; it differs from the type in having a pale reddish-brown scaly top, and the flesh on being cut or broken changes to pale rose-colour.
The pale clay-coloured gills, offensive odour, and clammy or even viscid top are decisive characters.
The principal districts are the Fairmont (or Upper Monongahela) and the Elk Garden (or Upper Potomac) in the northern, and the Pocahontas (or Flat Top) and the New and Kanawha rivers districts in the southern part of the state.
The bituminous coal of West Virginia is a particularly good coking coal, and in 1905, 1906, 1907 and 1908 West Virginia ranked second (to Pennsylvania) among the states of the Union in the amount of coke manufactured; the Flat Top district is the principal cokemaking region.
a convenient feature in Repsolds' micrometer that the webs are very near the inner surface of the top of the box, so that the eye is not brought inconveniently close to the plate when high powers are used.
The architrave is flat, and there is a space over it, serving both to admit light and to relieve the pressure on it from above, and the size decreases slightly from the bottom to the top. Within the doorway is, as a rule, a niche on the right, and a staircase ascending in the thickness of the wall to the left; in front is another similar doorway leading to the chamber in the interior, which is circular, and about 15 ft.
The staircase leads either to a platform on the top of the nuraghe or, more frequently, to a second chamber concentric with the first, lighted by a window which faces, as a rule, in the same direction as the main doorway.
long gilded spear, crossed at the top by a bar from which hung a square purple cloth, richly jewelled.
As the water is heated it becomes lighter, rises to the top of the boiler, and passes along the flow pipe.
The system is hermetically sealed after being pumped full of water, an expansion chamber in the shape of a pipe of larger dimensions being provided at the top of the system above the highest point of circulation.
The flow pipe starts from the top of the boiler and is connected near the top of the cylinder, the return pipe joining the lower portions of the cylinder and boiler.
A flow pipe which serves also for expansion is taken from the top of the cylinder to a point above the cold - water supply and turned down to prevent the ingress of dirt.
This method differs from that adopted in the cylinder system, where all services are led from the top of the cylinder.
To prevent this a safety valve should be fitted on the top of the boiler, or be connected thereto with a large pipe so as to be visible.
In the top squares of the slips the ten digits are written, and each slip contains in its nine squares the first nine multiples of the digit which appears in the top square.
With the exception of the top squares, every square is divided into two parts by a diagonal, the units being written on one side and the tens on the other, so that when a multiple consists of two figures they are separated by the diagonal.
of not more than ten digits) which can be formed by the top digits of the bars when placed side by side.
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He does not seem to have found any English trumpeters capable of playing as high parts as those of the German Clarin-Bldser, and his plan seems generally to get as many oboes and bassoons as could be procured to double the top and bottom of his string-band.
Here the crane-post is extended into a long mast and is furnished with pivots at the top and bottom; the mast is supported by two " back ties," and these are connected to the socket of the bottom pivot by the " sleepers."
Here the place of the jib is taken by two inclined legs joined together at the top and pivoted at the bottom; a third back-leg is connected at the top to the other two, and at the bottom is coupled to a nut which runs on a long horizontal screw.
For protection from lightning each pole has an " earth wire " running from the top, down to the base.
The ink is electrified by a small induction electrical machine E placed on the top of the instrument; this causes it to fall in very minute drops from the open end of the siphon tube upon the brass table or the paper slip passing over it.
First as regards the transmitting part, one essential element is the antenna, aerial, or air wire, which may take a variety of forms. It may consist of a single plain or stranded copper wire upheld at the top by an insulator from a mast, chimney or building.
He showed that in a simple Marconi antenna the variations of potential are a maximum at the insulated top and a minimum at the base, whilst the current amplitudes are a maximum at the top earthed end and zero at the top end.
4), in an early form, consisted of a cell of insulating material having at its bottom a flat-headed platinum screw G; on the top of G was a layer of carbon powder C, on the top of that a platinum disk D, and above that again, forming the cover of the cell, a disk of ivory B, held in position by a ring E.
Barren Island was last in eruption in 1803, but there is still a thin column of steam from a sulphur bed at the top and a variable hot spring at the point where the last outburst of lava flowed into the sea.
The process carrying the otolith outer side of a or concretion hk, formed by endoderm cells, is tentacle, two enclosed by an upgrowth forming the " vesicle," nerves run round which is not yet quite closed in at the top. the base of the (After Hertwig.) tentacle to it.
In B the spadix of the upper bud has protruded itself through the top of the gonoat the base of the theca and the acrocyst (ac) is secreted round it.
It has a cast-iron steeple (restored in 1854), on the top of which is a gold dragon which, according to tradition, was brought from Constantinople either by the Varangians or by the emperor Baldwin after the Latin conquest.
Near the tolbooth stands the market cross, a stone column with a unicorn on the top supporting the burgh arms. At the west end of High Street is a statue of David Macbeth Moir ("Delta," 1798-1851), Musselburgh's most famous son.
Steps lead from this temple to an enclosed flight of stairs, which in the cold season descend to the water, but in the rains are covered almost to the top. This is the ghat where some 600 helpless people were slain, in spite of a promise of safe-conduct from the Nana.
They may, for instance, be glandular or stinging, as in the common stinging nettle, where the top of the hair is very brittle, easily breaking off when touched.
Among Gymnosperms the secondary xylem is similarly simple, consisting of tracheids which act as stereom as well as hydrom, and a little amylom; while the phloem-parenchyma sometimes undergoes a differentiation, part being developed as amylom, part as proteid cells immediately associated with the sieve-tube, in other cases the proteid cells of the secondary phloem do not form part of the phloem-parenchyma, but occupy the top and bottom cellrows of the medullary rays, the middle rows consisting of ordinary starchy cells.
The height to the top of this square wall must have been 90 or 100 ft.
in diameter, which lift the water to a trough at the top of the dam, whence it is distributed among the gardens and melon patches, rice, cotton, tobacco, liquorice and durra fields, between the immediate bed of the river and the rocky banks which shut it out from the desert.
The wheels, called naoura, are of the most primitive construction, made of rough branches of trees, with palm leaf paddles, rude clay vessels being slung on the outer edge to catch the water, of which they raise a prodigious amount, only a comparatively small part of which, however, is poured into the aqueducts on top of the dams. These latter are exceedingly picturesque, often consisting of a series of well-built Gothic arches, and give a peculiar character to the scenery; but they are also great impediments to navigation.
In 1826 the idea occurred to him of attacking this problem by means of pendulum experiments at the top and bottom of a deep mine.
The chamber has a safety value at the top of its vault, which is so balanced that the least surplus pressure from within sends it up. The first puff of sulphur vapour which enters the chamber takes fire and converts the air of the chamber into a mixture of nitrogen and sulphur dioxide.
The city proper is almost entirely enclosed by the remains of a great granite wall (built in 1673, when the new city was established), on the top of which on the side facing the sea is Las Bovedas promenade.
this difficulty was overcome by paving or " causewaying " the road up to the level of the top of the flanges, but 1 " Another thing that is remarkable is their way-leaves; for, when men have pieces of ground between the colliery and the river, they sell leave to lead coals over their ground " (Roger North).
His rails were wedge-shaped in section, much wider at the top than at the bottom, with the intermediate portion or web thinner still, and he recommended that they should be made 18 ft.
Except in hard rock, the top width of a cutting, and therefore the amount of material to be excavated, increases rapidly with the depth; hence if a cutting exceeds a certain depth, which varies with the particular circumstances, it may be more economical, instead of forming the sides at the slope at which the material of which they are composed will stand, to make them nearly vertical and support the soil with a retaining wall, or to bore a tunnel.
The ballast consists of such materials as broken stone, furnace slag, gravel, cinders or earth, the lower layers commonly consisting of coarser materials than the top ones, and its purpose is to provide a firm, well-drained foundation in which the sleepers or crossties may be embedded and held in place, and by which the weight of the track and the trains may be distributed over the road-bed.
In other countries they are generally lower; in the United States they are commonly level with, or only a few inches higher than, the top of the rails.
In English practice where a spark-arrester is put in it usually takes the form of a wire-netting dividing the smoke-box horizontally into two parts at a level just above the top row of tubes, or arranged to form a continuous connexion between the blast-pipe and the chimney.
from the top and bottom of the square.
32) has two rows of columns connected at the top by transverse girders, which in turn carry the longitudinal girders that support the railway.
Sometimes, as on the Central London railway, the acceleration of gravity is also utilized; the different stations stand, as it were, on the top of a hill, so that outgoing trains are aided at the start by having a slope to run down, while incoming ones are checked by the rising gradient they encounter.
5.5 in.); top width of ballast, 2.10 m.
at the top, while those of the Chinese city, which were built by the emperor Kia-tsing in 1543, measure 30 ft.
at the top. The terre-plein is well and smoothly paved, and is defended by a crenellated parapet.
wide at the base, 150 in the middle and 90 at the top. The uppermost surface is paved with blocks of the same material forming nine concentric circles, the innermost consisting of nine blocks, and that on the outside of eighty-one blocks.
to the east are the twin masses of Ben a Bourd, the northern top of which is 3924 ft.
Some human bones found on this hill when the town waterworks were built in 1855 have been placed in a chamber in the top of the canopy over the Rock.
It occupies a picturesque site on the top of a hill, protected on two sides by deep ravines and steep slopes.
In the centre of the folds fossiliferous beds with crinoids have been found, and the black slates at the top of the series contain Myophoria and other fossils, indicating that the rocks are of Triassic age.
These segments spring apparently from the top of the ovary - the real explanation, however, being that the end of the flower-stalk or "thalamus," as it grows, becomes dilated into a sort of cup or tube enclosing and indeed closely adhering to the ovary, so that the latter organ appears to be beneath the perianth instead of above it as in a lily, an appearance which has given origin to the term "inferior ovary."
Within the perianth, and springing from its sides, or apparently from the top of the ovary, are six stamens whose anthers contain pulverulent pollen-grains.
This column stands up from the base of the flower, almost at right angles to the lip, and it bears at the top an anther, in the two hollow lobes of which are concealed the two pollen-masses, each with its caudicle terminating below in a roundish gland, concealed at first in the pouch-like rostellum at the front of the column.
In Cypripedium two stamens are present, one on each side of the column instead of one only at the top, as in the group Monandreae, to which belong the remaining genera in which also only two stigmas are fertile.
In Tibet a lama (priest) is called in to cut off some hairs from the head of a dying person, in order that his soul may escape through the top of his head, which is deemed an essential condition of a good transmigration (Horace de la Penna, in Bogle and Manning's Travels in Tibet, ed.
They were all three to four years old, and comprised four Shorthorns (top weight 21 cwt.
7 lb), and two cross-breds (top weight 20 cwt.
Out of 301 entries in 1905 the top weight was 19 cwt.
In the more southern parts of the island it often reaches a height of 90 ft., and specimens exist considerably above that size; but the young shoots are apt to be injured in severe winters, and the tree on light soils is also hurt by long droughts, so that it usually presents a ragged appearance; though, in the distance, the lofty top and horizontal boughs sometimes stand out in most picturesque relief above the rounded summits of the neighbouring trees.
thick, and contains stone implements and sherds of handmade and hand-polished vessels, showing a progressive development in technique from bottom to top. This Cnossian stratum seems to be throughout earlier than the lowest layer at Hissarlik.
The top of the narthex forms a wide gallery, communicating with the interior at the triforium level.
Two colossal statues of Neptune and Mars at the top of these stairs were executed by Jacopo Sansovino in 1554 - hence the name "giants' staircase."
But the republic never recovered from the blow, coming as it did on the top of the Turkish wars and the loss of her trade by the discovery of the Cape route.
Sandy soils are made thereby too dry and leachy, and it is a questionable proceeding to turn the heavy clays upon the top. Planters are, as a result, divided in opinion as to the wisdom of subsoiling.
" The ordinary sand-pump or bailer, consists of a plain cylinder of light galvanized iron with a bail at the top and a stem-valve at the bottom.
The top of the still had a removable head, connected with a condenser consisting of a copper worm in a barrel of water.
On the top of the stupa was an ornament shaped like the letter T, and as the base of the stupa was above the quadrangle, the total height of the monument was between 50 and 60 ft.
and flung down Tantalus with Mount Sipylus on the top of him (Antoninus Liberalis, 36).
high, approached on either side by a flight of steps leading to the top; this block, which Curtius supposes to have been the primitive altar of Zeus "T ' w ros, may be safely identified with the orators' bema, 6 X Wos Ev 7-?7 IIUKvL (Aristoph.
The temple is a Doric peripteral hexastyle in antis, with 13 columns at the sides; its length is 104 ft., its breadth 452 ft., its height, to the top of the pediment, 33 ft.
has gigantic cryptomerias and chamoecyparis; then follow pines; then, at a height of 9500 ft., a broad plateau, and then alternate stretches of grass and forest up to the top, which consists of several small peaks.
They, however, had no confidence in the arch, which, as the Hindu says, "never sleeps but is always tending to its own destruction," so that the pointed arch, which had almost become the emblem of the Mahommedan religion, had to be dispensed with for the covered aisles which surrounded the great court, and in the triple entrance gateway the form of an arch only was retained, as it was constructed with horizontal courses of masonry for the haunches, and with long slabs of stone resting one against the other at the top. A similar construction was employed in the great mosque at Ajmere, built A.D.1200-1211at the same time as the Delhi mosque.
The Rhine-daughters have been teasing the Nibelung Alberich, and are rejoicing in the light of the Rhine-gold which shines at the top of a rock as the sun strikes it through the water.
This is of constant occurrence in classical pianoforte music, in which thick chords are subjected to polyphonic laws only in their top and bottom notes, while the inner notes make a solid mass of sound in which numerous consecutive fifths and octaves are not only harmless but essential to the balance of tone.
In Debussy's art the top and bottom are also involved in the antipolyphonic laws of such masses of sound, thus making these laws paramount.
In the middle is the office of the administration, and on the top of this a small watch-tower.
Larger globes are usually on a stand the top of which supports an artificial horizon.
w The Earth beyond the Ocean where men dwelt before the Flood The Earth beyond the Ocean nearly every case the East occupies the top of the map. Neither parallels nor meridians are indicated, nor is there a scale.
A rounded head, instead of flat on top. Blaze.
The joint at the top of the forearm.
The top joints of the hind legs.
Nine feet in diameter at the base, it tapers to eight feet at the top. The catacombs, a short distance S.W.
in height, but as some of the top courses of masonry have fallen down it is supposed to
The cliffs on the west coast attain in the Sneug (Norse, Snjoog, "hill top") a height of 1272 ft.
A flat sheet of lead or some other suitable weight should be laid upon the top of the pile of specimens, so as to keep up a continuous pressure.
15-19) mentions that he saw there an Asoka pillar, with a horse on the top, which had been split, when Hsuan Tsang saw it, by lightning.
(From Bosio.) The subjects, beginning at the top and going to the right, are-- (I) The paralytic carrying his (5) Jonah swallowed by the fish.
The temperature is rather remarkable, there being an intermediate cold layer between 25 and 50 fathoms. This is due to the sinking of the cold surface water (which in winter reaches freezing-point) on to the top of the denser more saline water of the greater depths.
on the top of the Ben.
It is some five feet long, ending at the top in a crook (volute) bent inwards, and made of metal, ivory or wood.
As regards the development of the form of the pastoral staff, there are four principal types: (I) staves with a simple crook, the oldest form, which survived in Ireland until the 12th century; (2) staves with a ball or knob at the top, a rare form which did not long survive as a pastoral staff; (3) staves with a horizontal crook, so-called Tau-staves, used especially by abbots and surviving until the 13th century; (4) staves with crook bent inwards.
The skin is dark brown, the hair black and, while in childhood the head is shaved with the exception of a small tuft at the top, in later life it is dressed so as to resemble a brush.
They consist of a long rectangular building, with a proscenium or column front which almost forms a tangent to the circle of the orchestra; at the middle and at either end of this proscenium are doors leading into the orchestra, those at the end set in projecting wings; the top of the proscenium is approached by a ramp, of which the lower part is still preserved, running parallel to the parodi, but sloping up as they slope down.
Sulphur is found in abundance on the top of Mount Kalamo and elsewhere.
hilasterion) covered the top, and this was surmounted by two Cherubim (Ex.
The god of Atha was a form of Horus (Apollo) as the sun-god; his most characteristic representation is as the disk of the sun with outspread wings, so often seen over the doors of shrines, at the top of stelae, &c. In the temple, where he is often figured as a falconheaded man, he is associated with Hathor of Dendera and the child Harsemteus.
These require constant shifting because the objects are in contact at many points, and because the top ones shield those below from the depositing action of the current.
to Ulban Bay in the Sea of Okhotsk (close :by the Shantar Islands), its peaks clothed from top to bottom with luxuriant forest vegetation, ascending 4500 to 6000 ft.
The dressed ore is introduced through a "hopper" at the top, and exposed to a moderate oxidizing flame until a certain proportion of ore is oxidized, openings at the side enabling the workmen to stir up the ore so as to constantly renew the surface exposed to the air.
The hearth always has an Arents siphon tap. This is an inclined channel running through the sidewall, beginning near the bottom of the crucible and ending at the top of the hearth, where it is enlarged into a basin.
The slag and matte formed float upon the lead in the crucible and are tapped, usually together, at intervals into slag-pots, where the heavy matter settles on the bottom and the light slag on the top. When cold they are readily separated by a blow from a hammer.
The horse-radish root, which belongs to the natural order Cruciferae, is much longer than that of the aconite, and it is not tapering; its colour is yellowish, and the top of the root has the remains of the leaves on it.
The eggs are deposited in the ovary-wall, usually just below an ovule; after each deposition the moth runs to the top of the pistil and thrusts some pollen into the opening of the stigma.
The crystalline rocks are succeeded by beds which have been referred to the Cambrian and Silurian systems. In the valley of the Trombetas, one of the northern tributaries of the Amazon, fossils have been found which indicate either the top of the Ordovician or the bottom of the Silurian.
The former appears to be almost unfossiliferous, the latter has yielded a rich marine fauna, which belongs to the top of the Carboniferous or to the Permo-carboniferous.
The beds are homotaxial with the Karharbari series of India, and represent either the top of the Carboniferous or the base of the Permian of Europe.
At the top of King Street there is a statue of Queen Victoria and close by a statue of Prince Albert, at the entrance to Hyde Park, in which the most elevated spot is occupied by a statue of Captain Cook.
Like most of the buildings at Sydney, the university is built of the excellent sandstone from the quarries of Pyrmont; it is 15th-century Gothic in style and stands at the top of a gentle slope, surrounded by gardens.
This is the case in the Mont-aux-Sources (11,170 ft.) and Cathkin Peak or Champagne Castle (10,357 ft.); the top of the third great height, Giant's Castle (9657 ft.), is in Basutoland, but its seaward slopes are in Natal.
This memorial is built principally of Milford (Mass.) granite, with a bronze statue of the president, and with sarcophagi containing the bodies of the president and Mrs McKinley, and has a total height, from the first step of the approaches to its top, of 163 ft.
Amongst the public buildings are the Belford hospital, public hall, court house and the low-level meteorological observatory, constructed in 1891, which was in connexion with the observatory on the top of Ben Nevis, until the latter was closed in 1904.
long, a stratum of air heated 1 ° C. lying along the top of the tube, and occupying a moderate fraction of the whole volume, would produce a not insensible effect.
There was another form of obelisk, also tapering, but more squat than the usual type, with two of the sides narrow and terminating in a rounded top. One such of Senwosri I., covered with sculpture and inscriptions, lies at Ebgig in the Fayum.
On the top of the tower is the effigy of a man in iron who strikes the hours with a hammer.
The bases of the columns are either reeded or decorated with a plait-pattern; the capital has the broad channel between the volutes subdivided by a carefully-profiled incision; and the top of the shafts is ornamented by a broad band of palmette or honeysuckle pattern.
A similar band of ornament runs round the top of the walls outside, and at their base is a reeded torus.
Upon the top is set up a sword which is the image of Ares; to this they sacrifice captives, pouring their blood over it.
high), on the top of which are the remains of a.
The meroola (sclerocarya caffra) a medium sized deciduous tree with a rounded spreading top is found in the low veld and up the slopes to a height of 4500 ft.
Having been defeated at Laing's Nek, and suffered considerable loss in an engagement near Ingogo, Colley took a force to the top of Majuba, a mountain overlooking the Boer camp and the nek.
After this the metal is allowed to rest for a time in the pot at a temperature above its freezing point and is then ladled out into ingot forms, care being taken at each stage to ladle off the top stratum.
The original top stratum is the purest, and each succeeding lower stratum has a greater proportion of impurities; the lowest consists largely of a solid or semi-solid alloy of tin and iron.
This plain diaphanous garment, without distinction of colour (white, red or yellow), and with perhaps only an embroidered hem at the top, was worn by the whole nation, princess and peasant, from the IVth to the XVIIIth Dynasties (Erman, Life in Ancient Egypt, p. 212).
It may be compared in its general form with the woollen jubba of Arabia, which reached to the knees and was sewn down the front (except at the top and bottom).
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