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  • He climbed the spiral staircase to his sleeping cabin at the apex of the ship.   (source)
  • By the force of its passage, it leaves behind a shock wave that is clearly visible in the flame, a bright spreading cone that is a hundred times larger than the dark source at its apex: a black bulletlike thing supported on four legs that are churning too fast to be visible.   (source)
    apex = peak
  • Lumpy and wet, they sagged inward near the roof to form an arch, with an apex lost beyond the feeble light of my lamp.   (source)
    apex = highest point
  • And the missile's infallible flight, the way it sweeps out precise volumes of mathematical space, it's so saintly and sun-tipped, swinging out of its apex to dive to earth, and the way the fireball haloes out above its column of smoke and roar, like some nameless faceless whatever.   (source)
  • Slapped down with oil, his hair gleamed, though a small piece was always upright and vigilant at the apex of his head.†   (source)
  • Moving toward the apex of Mount Kilimanjaro.†   (source)
  • He throws the first ball high in the air, and as it reaches its apex, I try to conjure a power deep within me to keep it from falling.†   (source)
  • Just as the projectile reached its apex and was about to fall back to earth, a gust of wind caught it …. perhaps Zephyros looking kindly on my pitiful attempt.†   (source)
  • CHEOPS: pyramid chess; nine-level chess with the double object of putting your queen at the apex and the opponent's king in check.†   (source)
  • Well out from either bank stood four low arches—scarcely more than culverts, each filled by the stream to within a foot of the apex.†   (source)
  • As theRed Boar rounded the rocky spit of land, a white beach was revealed at the apex of the cove, upon which were assembled the refugees from Palancar Valley.†   (source)
  • It pulsed like a living thing—I could feel it, from the apex to the edges.†   (source)
  • "At the apex you were a good twenty feet up," says Jeff.†   (source)
  • The moon had reached its apex, casting a shimmery glow around them.†   (source)
  • The sun was nearing the apex of its arc across the sky when the crewman in the crow's nest called out, "Land, ho!"†   (source)
  • We were rising fast and it seemed like the hollow would miss us, but just as it reached the apex of its jump, one of its tongues shot out and lassoed Emma around the ankle.†   (source)
  • It would make him listen carefully for the soft, rumbling murmur of mitral stenosis, a devilish murmur which, as he said, "you'll only hear if you know it's there," and then it was only audible with the bell of the stethoscope lightly applied over the apex of the heart after exercise.†   (source)
  • "Someone painted a rune in demon blood on the apex of one of the towers," Luke said with a sigh, "so, clearly, Hodge was right.†   (source)
  • But now they came forward with a knife, holding me; and I felt the bright red pain and they took the two bloody blobs and cast them over the bridge, and out of my anguish I saw them curve up and catch beneath the apex of the curving arch of the bridge, to hang there, dripping down through the sunlight into the dark red water.†   (source)
  • Drogon hunted far afield, but when he was sated he liked to bask in the sun at the apex of the Great Pyramid, where once the harpy of Meereen had stood.†   (source)
  • She understood her own feelings had reached an apex she could never express with words.†   (source)
  • When the sun rises at the apex of the ceremony, we are renewed.†   (source)
  • The dispatcher at the Apex agency on Bonham Strand East was still there and he has cars available but nobody to drive one here.†   (source)
  • At its apex, with barely a sound, it exploded in a green dazzle over Cacciato's hill.†   (source)
  • Randy skirted Marines Park, a green triangular area, its walks lined with tall palms, its apex lapped by the waters of both Timucuan and St. Johns.†   (source)
  • It is obvious that within a very short time a whole new method of taxation will have to be devised, else the burden on real estate will be so great that no one will be able to afford it; far from being a source of profit, ownership will be a penalty, and this will be the apex of a pyramid of paradoxes.†   (source)
  • Qin Shi Huang, Newton, Von Neumann, and Wang all stood on the platform at the apex of the pyramid.   (source)
  • The miniature structure itself protrudes up through the floor as though it were the tip of an iceberg—the apex, of an enormous, pyramidical vault, submerged below like a hidden chamber.   (source)
  • Here, the glistening Rose Line took a ninety-degree vertical turn and continued directly up the face of the obelisk itself, ascending thirty-three feet to the very tip of the pyramidical apex, where it finally ceased.   (source)
    apex = point (at the top)
  • At the apex of the ceiling, where the Pantheon's skylight would've been, a circle of pure black stone gleamed, as if to reinforce the sense that there was no way out of this place—no sky above, only darkness.   (source)
    apex = highest point
  • Cables radiate from the apex of the building to the edge beams.
  • Wang climbed up the stairs and reached the apex.†   (source)
  • It is the Apex Car Rental Agency in Bonham Strand East.†   (source)
  • He was very firm and he is making the proper phone call to the Apex garage.†   (source)
  • The professional was at his apex, calm and deliberate.†   (source)
  • It stretched eighty-one feet skyward to the pyramidal apex onto which was affixed a hollow iron cross.†   (source)
  • Its apex was flat—a small square area—a blank space symbolically awaiting its final piece …. that piece which would transform it from an Unfinished Pyramid into a True Pyramid.†   (source)
  • At the apex of their sway over the affairs of the Universe, their swordsmanship was said to match that of the Ginaz tenth level and their cunning abilities at in-fighting were reputed to approach those of a Bene Gesserit adept.†   (source)
  • Standing in the very middle of the building, tall and proud, alone, is a white rocket that extends all the way to the apex of the ceiling.†   (source)
  • As Peter's eminence spread, new shrines were built on top of the old, and now, the homage stretched 440 feet overhead to the top of Michelangelo's dome, the apex positioned directly over the original tomb within a fraction of an inch.†   (source)
  • The shining apex of the Washington Monument was only about a foot tall, the same size as the Masonic Pyramid.†   (source)
  • It had a Gothic-style apex, stabbing straight into the morning sky, recalling St. Joseph's Church at Wangfujing.†   (source)
  • Output is the apex.†   (source)
  • The apex of the ceiling, about twenty feet up, showed no sign of the hatch through which we'd fallen.†   (source)
  • Dany broke her fast under the persimmon tree that grew in the terrace garden, watching her dragons chase each other about the apex of the Great Pyramid where the huge bronze harpy once stood.†   (source)
  • She edged around them as she crossed the room to the only other exit, a curved stone arch, at the apex of which was set a human skull between the V of two enormous ornamental crossed axes.†   (source)
  • Soon afterward, the tunnel disgorged them into a large rectangular chamber with a ridged, half-dome ceiling over fifteen feet high at its apex.†   (source)
  • There seemed to be no obstructions and there was room for the head of a swimming animal between the surface of the water and the apex of the arch.†   (source)
  • Afterward, back at the apex of the pyramid, Ser Barristan found Missandei amongst piles of scrolls and books, reading.†   (source)
  • Only Missandei remained, a forlorn little ghost haunting the queen's chambers at the apex of the pyramid.†   (source)
  • "Come," she said, and Xaro followed her through the pillars, to the wide marble steps that led up to her private chambers at the apex of the pyramid.†   (source)
  • The Great Pyramid shouldered eight hundred feet into the sky, from its huge square base to the lofty apex where the queen kept her private chambers, surrounded by greenery and fragrant pools.†   (source)
  • He lifted it up, tore off the shield, and threw it with all his strength towards the A-framed apex above the french doors.†   (source)
  • Wenzu sat in the front seat of MI6 Vehicle Two, his patient gaze on the entrance of the Apex agency on Bonham Strand East.†   (source)
  • By the way, just in case I ever need to know a rental agency open at this hour, it was the Apex on Bonham Strand East, wasn't it?†   (source)
  • 'Break away and return here,' ordered Lin, as he watched the garage doors opening across the street at the Apex agency.†   (source)
  • The driver held his hand on the horn, breaking the line of traffic as he made a U-turn while the major issued instructions to the back-ups, ordering one to stay at the Apex agency, the others to take up the new chase.†   (source)
  • At the apex of the pyramid comes Big Brother.†   (source)
  • He reached for a pencil, examined its point and dropped it Wynand lifted one wrist slowly to the level of his chest and held it still, the apex of a triangle made by his forearm and the long, drooping fingers of his hand; he was looking down at his wrist watch.†   (source)
  • The leg of the top remains in the same place, but the apex makes circles which get bigger and bigger toward the end This is what Archimedes was absent-mindedly doing.†   (source)
  • Martínez was born directly under that solitary blue mountain on the sky-line west of Taos, shaped like a pyramid with the apex sliced off, in Abiquiu.†   (source)
  • On the word One they all lay still; at Two they faced about; at Three they all shot together into a cone, whose apex was a bit of something to eat Water snails slowly ambled about on the stems of the lilies or under their leaves, while fresh-water mussels lay on the bottom doing nothing in particular.†   (source)
  • And in a short time he reached the valley, entering at the apex of the wedge.†   (source)
  • At the apex of the curve the only course led away from the rim, and here there was no level.†   (source)
  • The stars are the apexes of what wonderful triangles!†   (source)
  • At last I reached the apex, with the assistance of my uncle dragging me up by the collar.†   (source)
  • The two limbs of the Y were connected at the apex as by a bar; this bar was called Rue Droit-Mur.†   (source)
  • In its struggles to see in through the open door, the crowd formed itself into a straggling wedge, with the more adventurous apex nearest the inn.†   (source)
  • That was the apex of his dream.†   (source)
  • He found it not at the apex of the right lung, always the one sensitive spot, but all through his breast.†   (source)
  • Beyond the pit stood the little wedge of people with the white flag at its apex, arrested by these phenomena, a little knot of small vertical black shapes upon the black ground.†   (source)
  • Everything in readiness, I made a line fast to the apex of the shears and carried it directly to the windlass.†   (source)
  • The lofty building was visible as far as the roofridge; above, the dwindling spire rose more and more remotely, till its apex was quite lost in the mist drifting across it.†   (source)
  • Most people imagined them to be the very apex of the pyramid; but they themselves (at least those of Mrs. Archer's generation) were aware that, in the eyes of the professional genealogist, only a still smaller number of families could lay claim to that eminence.†   (source)
  • At the apex he turned abruptly into a ragged vent that split the ponderous wall clear to the top, showing a narrow streak of blue sky.†   (source)
  • Just at these steps the group paused, as though it feared to proceed further; but very quickly one of the three ladies, who formed its apex, stepped forward into the charmed circle, followed by two members of her suite.†   (source)
  • Its apex might be likened to a point.†   (source)
  • Once a leash of thin black whips, like the arms of an octopus, flashed across the sunset and was immediately withdrawn, and afterwards a thin rod rose up, joint by joint, bearing at its apex a circular disk that spun with a wobbling motion.†   (source)
  • Swiftly it came into sight—a wonderful, long, smooth, red slant of water, a swelling mound, a huge back-curling wave, another and another, a sea of frothy, uplifting crests, leaping and tumbling and diminishing down to the narrowing apex of the rapid.†   (source)
  • Backward, from the apex, his head slanted down to his neck and forward it slanted uncompromisingly to meet a low and remarkably wide forehead.†   (source)
  • The Naabs had hemmed him in a triangle, Dave and Billy at the broad end, August at the apex, and now the real race began.†   (source)
  • He dug his trembling fingers into the firm flesh over the apex of his right lung—the place of his torture—no pain!†   (source)
  • The waggon was laden with household goods and window plants, and on the apex of the whole sat a woman, young and attractive.†   (source)
  • Chapter X IN WHICH PASSEPARTOUT IS ONLY TOO GLAD TO GET OFF WITH THE LOSS OF HIS SHOES Everybody knows that the great reversed triangle of land, with its base in the north and its apex in the south, which is called India, embraces fourteen hundred thousand square miles, upon which is spread unequally a population of one hundred and eighty millions of souls.†   (source)
  • Planted with their broad ends on the deck, a circle of these slabs laced together, mutually sloped towards each other, and at the apex united in a tufted point, where the loose hairy fibres waved to and fro like the top-knot on some old Pottowottamie Sachem's head.†   (source)
  • Mr Gregsbury reflected, blew his nose, threw himself further back in his chair, came forward again, leaning his elbows on the table, made a triangle with his two thumbs and his two forefingers, and tapping his nose with the apex thereof, replied (smiling as he said it), 'I deny everything.'†   (source)
  • It stood, and still stands, for we are writing of real scenes, within fifty feet of the bank, and in water that was only two feet in depth, though there were seasons in which its rounded apex, if such a term can properly be used, was covered by the lake.†   (source)
  • The 'castle' consisted of an irregular assemblage of cliffs and rocks—one of the latter being quite remarkable for its height as well as for its insulated and artificial appearance I clambered to its apex, and then felt much at a loss as to what should be next done.†   (source)
  • This apex of the entertainment happily reached, Mr. Jobling puts up his legs on the carpeted seat (having his own side of the box to himself), leans against the wall, and says, "I am grown up now, Guppy.†   (source)
  • But these forces increase as we go higher, so that we have a spiral which in defiance of reason rests upon the apex and not on the base.†   (source)
  • Clopin Trouillefou had placed himself at the apex with the Duke of Egypt, our friend Jehan, and the most daring of the scavengers.†   (source)
  • The father of one of the families was in the habit of balancing the father of another of the families on the top of a great pole; the father of a third family often made a pyramid of both those fathers, with Master Kidderminster for the apex, and himself for the base; all the fathers could dance upon rolling casks, stand upon bottles, catch knives and balls, twirl hand-basins, ride upon anything, jump over everything, and stick at nothing.†   (source)
  • …and boughs of trees, an occasional barrier, constructed like the defences on the summit, and placed on such points of the acclivity as were easier of approach than the general face of the eminence; and a little dwelling of cloth, perched on the apex of a small pyramid, that shot up on one angle of the rock, the white covering of which glimmered from a distance like a spot of snow, or, to make the simile more suitable to the rest of the subject, like a spotless and carefully guarded…†   (source)
  • A military organization may be quite correctly compared to a cone, of which the base with the largest diameter consists of the rank and file; the next higher and smaller section of the cone consists of the next higher grades of the army, and so on to the apex, the point of which will represent the commander in chief.†   (source)
  • …of mast-head standers, is an assertion based upon the general belief among archaeologists, that the first pyramids were founded for astronomical purposes: a theory singularly supported by the peculiar stair-like formation of all four sides of those edifices; whereby, with prodigious long upliftings of their legs, those old astronomers were wont to mount to the apex, and sing out for new stars; even as the look-outs of a modern ship sing out for a sail, or a whale just bearing in sight.†   (source)
  • Bathsheba was sitting almost on the apex of the stack, her feet gathered up beneath her, and resting on the top round of the ladder.†   (source)
  • There are also already within the ice narrow oblong perpendicular bubbles about half an inch long, sharp cones with the apex upward; or oftener, if the ice is quite fresh, minute spherical bubbles one directly above another, like a string of beads.†   (source)
  • He at once sat astride the very apex, and began with his crook to beat off the fiery fragments which had lodged thereon, shouting to the others to get him a bough and a ladder, and some water.†   (source)
  • Mr Power's soft eyes went up to the apex of the lofty cone.†   (source)
  • …his candlestick on the right corner of the mantelpiece, produced from his waistcoat a folded page of prospectus (illustrated) entitled Agendath Netaim, unfolded the same, examined it superficially, rolled it into a thin cylinder, ignited it in the candleflame, applied it when ignited to the apex of the cone till the latter reached the stage of rutilance, placed the cylinder in the basin of the candlestick disposing its unconsumed part in such a manner as to facilitate total combustion.†   (source)
  • My feet strike an apex of the apices of the stairs, On every step bunches of ages, and larger bunches between the steps, All below duly travel'd, and still I mount and mount.†   (source)
  • My feet strike an apex of the apices of the stairs, On every step bunches of ages, and larger bunches between the steps, All below duly travel'd, and still I mount and mount.†   (source)
  • —ezundant diviso vertice flammae Alternosque apices abrupta luce coruscant.†   (source)
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