And very faint now, but very distinct through the hot, quiet air, one heard the whirr of a machine-gun that was presently stilled, and an intermittent cracking of rifles.
For some minutes I lay there in the rain and darkness watching, by the intermittent light, these monstrous beings of metal moving about in the distance over the hedge tops.
At any rate, as the dusk came on a slow, intermittent movement upon the sand pits began, a movement that seemed to gather force as the stillness of the evening about the cylinder remained unbroken.
Thick clouds of steam were pouring off the wreckage, and through the tumultuously whirling wisps I could see, intermittently and vaguely, the gigantic limbs churning the water and flinging a splash and spray of mud and froth into the air.
The night was warm and still, and a little oppressive; the sound of guns continued intermittently, and after midnight there seemed to be sheet lightning in the south.
These noises, for the most part problematical, continued intermittently, and seemed if anything to increase in number as time wore on.
Outside and very near was an intermittent, metallic rattle.
I remember he wound up with my health, proposed in a speech of small variety and considerable intermittence.
These continued intermittently for the space of a quarter of an hour, sending chance shots at the invisible Martians at Hampton and Ditton, and then the pale beams of the electric light vanished, and were replaced by a bright red glow.
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During the day it was never far from her immediate consciousness, intermittently returning at unsuspected moments, whispering and taunting her.
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
They sat on a low hill, two salads between them, the sun making intermittent, appearances behind slow-moving clouds.