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  • Scripturally, flight is one of the temptations of Christ: Satan asks him to demonstrate his divinity by launching himself from the promontory.†   (source)
  • If these Afghans blew the whistle on us, we might all be killed, right out here on this rocky, burning-hot promontory, thousands and thousands of miles from home, light-years from help.†   (source)
  • About 4:45 P.M when I reached the Balcony —the promontory at 27,600 feet on the Southeast Ridge where I'd sat watching the sunrise with Ang Dorje-I was shocked to encounter Beck Weathers, standing alone in the snow, shivering violently.†   (source)
  • It was like a promontory above the surf.†   (source)
  • Leaving the promontory, Roran walked back to his makeshift tent, enjoying deep breaths of the salty air.†   (source)
  • Behind the houses, reaching to the sky, rose a promontory of uncultivated highland with a wrought-iron cornice at the edge of the precipice.†   (source)
  • On the edge of a small cape that marked the side of the bay away from the promontory was a loose scatter of rocks.†   (source)
  • He and other children had waded into the water from the garbage-heavy bank or dived from occasional rotting promontories.†   (source)
  • It sat on a promontory overlooking the red-dirt road that wound up the mountain to Kitum Cave.†   (source)
  • The pond is not a large one — a quarter of a mile around its perimeter perhaps — so that by stepping out to any promontory, one can command a view of its entirety.†   (source)
  • As the car rushed along, the trees grew thicker and taller and leafier until, just as they'd hidden the sky completely, the forest abruptly ended and the road bent itself around a broad promontory.†   (source)
  • Missing's far west corner was a promontory looking over a vast valley.†   (source)
  • The car was parked on a promontory where Perry and Dick had stopped to picnic.†   (source)
  • Americans watching from a dozen hillsides and promontories around the town could see, as Washington wrote, streets full of "great movements and confusion among the troops night and day ...in hurrying down their cannon, artillery, and other stores to the wharves with utmost precipitation."†   (source)
  • He spent an hour scrambling up a slope of scree, hoping for a vantage point above the boulders and icebergs, a place where he might snare the landmark he was looking for, the great rocky promontory of Urdukas, which thrust out onto the Baltoro like a massive fist, and haul himself back toward the trail.†   (source)
  • Then a stone church hove into view, on a lovely promontory high above the lake.†   (source)
  • This 1,400 acre promontory overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge was home to the Western Regional Finals.†   (source)
  • He felt like someone who goes to an ocean promontory on a stormy day and stands with his feet in jeopardy of the sea.†   (source)
  • Behind the houses, the hill continued steeply upward, making a large promontory that jutted out into the juncture of the river and creek.†   (source)
  • The shore that they were walking on drew nearer and nearer to the opposite shore, and as they came round each promontory the children expected to find the place where the two joined.†   (source)
  • The way he was sitting now he could drive the side of his right hand into Peters' throat, smashing the promontory of the thorax.†   (source)
  • Serene and triumphant, framed in a golden aureole of light, the child smiled down at Sophie, securely perched on a mossy promontory, clutching the sprig of edelweiss.†   (source)
  • He started the engine and drove on another mile or more before stopping again, climbing out, carrying his lunch bucket, and walking to a little promontory where he could look back at that dusty city.†   (source)
  • The checkered land stretched before them, the promontory of Mount Isolation visible in the middle distance.   (source)
  • Then he gunned the motor and backed the car off the promontory.†   (source)
  • In the past, the promontory had been a thriving Indian encampment.†   (source)
  • She moves along the tide line, almost crawling at first, and imagines the beach stretching off in either direction, ringing the promontory, embracing the outer islands, the whole filigreed tracery of the Breton coastline with its wild capes and crumbling batteries and vine-choked ruins.†   (source)
  • They had been walking two hours when the beach was interrupted by another, much larger promontory, this one big enough that homes and shops had been built atop it.†   (source)
  • From this promontory at 27,600 feet, the route veers sharply off the ridge to the south toward Camp Four.†   (source)
  • The perfect afternoon on the high promontory is ending and "growing dusky as Laura shut[s] their garden gates."†   (source)
  • "Until we all reach the crest of the Southeast Ridge," he pronounced, referring to a distinctive promontory at 27,600 feet known as the Balcony, "everyone needs to stay within a hundred meters of each other.†   (source)
  • At 6:00 A.M as they skirted a steep rock promontory called the First Step, twenty-one-year-old Eisuke Shigekawa and thirty-six-year-old Hiroshi Hanada were taken aback to see one of the Ladakhi climbers, probably Paljor, lying in the snow, horribly frostbitten but still alive after a night without shelter or oxygen, moaning unintelligibly.†   (source)
  • From the shoreline the land sloped gently upward to granite outcroppings and hills, including Penn's Hill, the highest promontory, close by the Adams farm.†   (source)
  • Under the merciless light, the lined, tense, coarse-grained forehead also suggested the patient skull; an effect which was underlined by the promontory of the eyebrows and the secret place of the eyes.†   (source)
  • The boys were gathering up their bits of clothing and running off along the shore to another promontory.†   (source)
  • THEY WENT west and hugged the bone-white coast of Tunisia for several days until, at three in the morning, with the stars blazing and not a single light from the town of San Vito Lo Capo, they glided to shore on the eastern side of the northernmost promontory of Sicily.†   (source)
  • He had rented a proper country seat, Richmond Hill, a mile north of town on a high promontory beside the Hudson, with sweeping views and nearly always a breeze.†   (source)
  • From the cabin Fermina Daza and Florentino Ariza saw the promontory of houses lit by a pale sun, and they thought they understood the reason for its name, but it seemed less evident to them when they felt the heat that steamed like a caldron and saw the tar bubbling in the streets.†   (source)
  • Really there ought not to be a state, a city, a promontory, a river, a harbor, an inlet or a mountain in all America, but what should be intimately known to every youth who has any pretensions to liberal education.†   (source)
  • But when he stood at the railing of the ship and saw the white promontory of the colonial district again, the motionless buzzards on the roofs, the washing of the poor hung out to dry on the balconies, only then did he understand to what extent he had been an easy victim to the charitable deceptions of nostalgia.†   (source)
  • When he was so far out that he could look back not only on the little bay but past the promontory that was between it and the bigbeach, he floated on the buoyant surface and looked for his mother.†   (source)
  • Alessandro took in the grace of the surrounding landscape like a blind man whose vision is suddenly restored not in a small room in a clinic but on a high and windy promontory overlooking half the world.†   (source)
  • As he went lower, he saw that it spread among small promontories and inlets of rough, sharp rock, and the crisping, lapping surface showed stains of purple and darker blue.†   (source)
  • THEY GLIDED into the protected harbor of Brindisi, steaming between shore batteries on windy promontories, and a dazzling white city that rose up on a hill.†   (source)
  • I realize now, after much racking of my mind, that it was here on this little promontory later in the summer, during one long afternoon session which lasted until the sun began to sink far behind us over Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst, that Sophie told me in a voice alternately desperate and hopeful but largely desperate about part of this last convulsive year with Nathan, whom she adored but whom even then (even then as she spoke to me†   (source)
  • Clouds like creamy blobs, iridescent Disneyesque confections, moved serenely toward the ocean, sending dappled patterns of light and shade across our grassy little promontory where Sophie talked about Nathan, and I listened, and the turmoil of traffic on the distant Brooklyn avenues drummed with an intermittent booming sound, very faint, like some harmless, ceremonial cannonade.†   (source)
  • Nor does she weep, yet, as she lies once again in the deepest woods, a kind of brambly and bethicketed promontory high on the hillside where he has half pulled, half dragged her and from where she can see through the trees, far below, the car, its convertible top down as it stands minute and solitary in the wind-swept parking lot swirling with leaves and debris.†   (source)
  • It was not built on the shore, though there were a few huts and buildings there, but right out on the surface of the lake, protected from the swirl of the entering river by a promontory of rock which formed a calm bay.†   (source)
  • But now let me ask myself the final question, as I sit over this grey fire, with its naked promontories of black coal, which of these people am I?†   (source)
  • In the sea five years he sojourned, Waited five years, waited six years, Seven years also, even eight years, On the surface of the ocean, By a nameless promontory,Near a barren, treeless country.†   (source)
  • Saw the cunning thoughts race in and out through the caves and promontories of his mind long before they darted out of the tunnel of his mouth.†   (source)
  • This castle, through which the child was running to bring the good news of their mother's love to his brothers, had begun, in the mists of the past, as that strange symbol of the Old Ones—a promontory fort.†   (source)
  • There, on the promontory, the blue-painted cannibals bad piled up their cyclopean wall of unmortared stones, fourteen feet high and equally thick, with terraces on the inside from which they could hurl their flints.†   (source)
  • an embarkation scene on the wireless—the white-bottomed wheatears and pipits flitted along beside them from whin to whin—the eagles, peregrines, ravens and chuffs made circles over them in the air— the peat smoke followed them as if anxious to make one last curl in the tips of their nostrils—the ogham stones and sou-terrains and promontory forts exhibited their prehistoric masonry in a blaze of sunlight—the sea-trout and salmon put their gleaming heads out of the water—the glens, mountains and heather-shoulders of the most beautiful country in the world joined the general chorus—and the soul of the Gaelic world said to the boys in the loudest of fairy voices: Remember Us!†   (source)
  • We were now within the embrace of a broad bay flanked on either hand by a low promontory.†   (source)
  • He took the path by the sombre promontory that contained the royal tombs.†   (source)
  • He made a dark, powerful figure, and he fitted that wild promontory.†   (source)
  • Walking out a few rods to a promontory, he found where the trail went down.†   (source)
  • Edith Wayne, too, preferred to walk through the groves or sit upon the grassy promontory.†   (source)
  • Riggs went on to the promontory to look for himself.†   (source)
  • Shefford, however, lingered on the promontory.†   (source)
  • At half-past three in the afternoon we passed the south-western promontory.†   (source)
  • He came out upon a round promontory from which there could not have been any turning of a horse.†   (source)
  • Then he strode out toward the promontory.†   (source)
  • Against the brightening stars Dale saw the promontory lift its bold outline.†   (source)
  • The preceding night camp had been made on a level spot in the cedars back of the promontory.†   (source)
  • Just then a halloo, from the promontory brought Anson up with a start.†   (source)
  • It had projections and angles and black holes, the lower sides of roofs, bays, and promontories.†   (source)
  • Soon we had cleared the Antarctic Circle plus the promontory of Cape Horn.†   (source)
  • Yet I think I recognise the promontory at the foot of which Hans constructed our launch.†   (source)
  • Two miles farther on, we were stopped by a promontory that screened the bay from southerly winds.†   (source)
  • When he reached her upon the promontory there was a stain of red in her cheeks and her expression had changed.†   (source)
  • As strange wild birds are seen assembled on some lofty promontory, meditatively pausing for longer flights, or to return by the course they followed thither, so here, in this cliff-town, stood in stultified silence the yellow and green caravans bearing names not local, as if surprised by a change in the landscape so violent as to hinder their further progress; and here they usually remained all the winter till they turned to seek again their old tracks in the following spring.†   (source)
  • He rode toward the westering sun, keeping to the ridge they had ascended, until once more he came out upon a promontory.†   (source)
  • I could see the cool green tree-tops swaying together in the breeze, and I felt sure I should make the next promontory without fail.†   (source)
  • They were nearing the edge of the promontory, and the view was stealing round them, but the brown network of the bushes shattered it into countless pieces.†   (source)
  • It lay in the shade of a sweeping sage-brush close to the edge of the promontory; and a rider could have jumped his horse over it without recognizing a grave.†   (source)
  • The fog of sultriness still hung over the city, but ahead lay a fresh world of ruffled waters, and distant promontories with light-houses in the sun.†   (source)
  • Mescal halted on a promontory.†   (source)
  • In the car, with Dick driving, they followed the little promontories of the lake, catching the burn of light and water in the windshield, tunnelling through cascades of evergreen.†   (source)
  • Just before dinner, starting for the beach with an empty barrel, they altered their course and bore away to the left to round the promontory which jutted into the sea between them and liberty.†   (source)
  • Their house was in Wickham Place, and fairly quiet, for a lofty promontory of buildings separated it from the main thoroughfare.†   (source)
  • She was vaguely touched by the names and scenes amid which she moved, and had listened to Ned Silverton reading Theocritus by moonlight, as the yacht rounded the Sicilian promontories, with a thrill of the nerves that confirmed her belief in her intellectual superiority.†   (source)
  • They were close to the promontory of the tombs, and had looked straight into the chhatri of the Rajah's father through an opening in the trees.†   (source)
  • Seated on a promontory herself, she could see the pine-clad promontories descending one beyond another into the Weald.†   (source)
  • These, too, would be swept away in time, and another promontory would arise upon their site, as humanity piled itself higher and higher on the precious soil of London.†   (source)
  • The oasis shone under the triangular promontory; the river with its rising roar wound in bold curve from the split in the cliffs.†   (source)
  • From the window in which they presently found themselves installed, they overlooked the intense blue curve of the harbour, set between the verdure of twin promontories: to the right, the cliff of Monaco, topped by the mediaeval silhouette of its church and castle, to the left the terraces and pinnacles of the gambling-house.†   (source)
  • There were no beaches on the southern shore, and by early afternoon we rounded the black promontory and completed the circumnavigation of the island.†   (source)
  • Not so many hours after this conversation with Edith, Madeline sat with Boyd Harvey upon the grassy promontory overlooking the west, and she listened once again to his suave courtship.†   (source)
  • The promontory was covered with lofty trees, and the fruit-bats were unhooking from the boughs and making kissing sounds as they grazed the surface of the tank; hanging upside down all the day, they had grown thirsty.†   (source)
  • Though the promontory consisted of flats—expensive, with cavernous entrance halls, full of concierges and palms—it fulfilled its purpose, and gained for the older houses opposite a certain measure of peace.†   (source)
  • It was this promontory, uncultivated, wet, covered with bushes and occasional trees, which had caught the fancy of Alessio Baldovinetti nearly five hundred years before.†   (source)
  • But it was not till the third day that we found them, all of them, the shears included, and, of all perilous places, in the pounding surf of the grim south-western promontory.†   (source)
  • Later Stewart led them across a neck of the park, up a rather steep climb between towering crags, to take them out upon a grassy promontory that faced the great open west—a vast, ridged, streaked, and reddened sweep of earth rolling down, as it seemed, to the golden sunset end of the world.†   (source)
  • Shefford imagined he knew where to find her, and upon going to the edge of the forest he saw her sitting on the promontory.†   (source)
  • A hollow like a great amphitheatre, full of terraced steps and misty olives, now lay between them and the heights of Fiesole, and the road, still following its curve, was about to sweep on to a promontory which stood out in the plain.†   (source)
  • Seated on a promontory herself, she could see the pine-clad promontories descending one beyond another into the Weald.†   (source)
  • Even the grim south-western promontory showed less grim, and here and there, where the sea-spray wet its surface, high lights flashed and dazzled in the sun.†   (source)
  • Fay stood on the promontory, and Shefford did not break the spell of her silent farewell to her wild home.†   (source)
  • He resolved to come here to this promontory again and again, alone and in humble spirit, and learn to know why he had been silenced, why peace pervaded his soul.†   (source)
  • I had seen a distant headland past the extreme edge of the promontory, and as we looked we could see grow the intervening coastline of what was evidently a deep cove.†   (source)
  • Hours he would spend on a promontory, watching the distance, where the golden patches of aspen shone bright out of dark-green mountain slopes.†   (source)
  • But they crossed the great broken bench of upland without mishap, and came out upon a promontory of a plateau from which Shefford saw a wide valley and the dark-green alfalfa fields of Stonebridge.†   (source)
  • We were not far off the line the wind made with the western edge of the promontory, and I watched in the hope that some set of the current or send of the sea would drift us past before we reached the surf.†   (source)
  • Riggs and Moze returned from the promontory, the latter reporting that Shady Jones was riding up close.†   (source)
  • Again I turned my face to leeward, and again I saw the jutting promontory, black and high and naked, the raging surf that broke about its base and beat its front high up with spouting fountains, the black and forbidden coast-line running toward the south-east and fringed with a tremendous scarf of white.†   (source)
  • She slipped off Nack-yal and fell, sprang up and ran wildly, to stand upon a promontory, her arms uplifted, her hair a mass of moving gold in the wind, her attitude one of wild and eloquent significance.†   (source)
  • The heights to which he had climbed with her were up to the left, great slopes and looming promontories.†   (source)
  • Young Burt possessed the keenest eyes of any man in Snake Anson's gang, for which reason he was given the post as lookout from the lofty promontory.†   (source)
  • When travel had been resumed, half-way down the slope Dale's sharp eyes caught a broad track where shod horses had passed, climbing in a long slant toward the promontory.†   (source)
  • Dale pointed toward a promontory.†   (source)
  • Not many days later, when again the afternoon shadows were slanting low, Helen rode out upon the promontory where the dim trail zigzagged far above Paradise Park.†   (source)
  • Some miles to the right a gray escarpment of rock cropped out of the slope, forming a promontory; and from it a thin, pale column of smoke curled upward to be lost from sight as soon as it had no background of green.†   (source)
  • One of its chiefs, who understood Provencal, begged the commune of Marseilles to give them this bare and barren promontory, where, like the sailors of old, they had run their boats ashore.†   (source)
  • The waves of this crowd, augmented incessantly, dashed against the angles of the houses which projected here and there, like so many promontories, into the irregular basin of the place.†   (source)
  • Mr. Poyser was in his Sunday suit of drab, with a red-and-green waistcoat and a green watch-ribbon having a large cornelian seal attached, pendant like a plumb-line from that promontory where his watch-pocket was situated; a silk handkerchief of a yellow tone round his neck; and excellent grey ribbed stockings, knitted by Mrs. Poyser's own hand, setting off the proportions of his leg.†   (source)
  • They were those which treat of the haunts of sea-fowl; of "the solitary rocks and promontories" by them only inhabited; of the coast of Norway, studded with isles from its southern extremity, the Lindeness, or Naze, to the North Cape — "Where the Northern Ocean, in vast whirls,
    Boils round the naked, melancholy isles
    Of farthest Thule; and the Atlantic surge
    Pours in among the stormy Hebrides."†   (source)
  • Mrs. Pullet took off her cap, displaying the brown silk scalp with a jutting promontory of curls which was common to the more mature and judicious women of those times, and placing the bonnet on her head, turned slowly round, like a draper's lay-figure, that Mrs. Tulliver might miss no point of view.†   (source)
  • The others took another direction, which, after a few minutes of a sharp ascent also, brought them to a small naked point on the promontory, where the eye overlooked an extensive and very peculiar panorama.†   (source)
  • CHAPTER I. The city of Misenum gave name to the promontory which it crowned, a few miles southwest of Naples.†   (source)
  • Above the dark margin of the earth appeared foreshores and promontories of coppery cloud, bounding a green and pellucid expanse in the western sky.†   (source)
  • The most violent storm hung exactly north of the town, over the part of the lake which lies between the promontory of Belrive and the village of Copet.†   (source)
  • Before us stretched a wide and lovely bay, fringed with yellow sands, either side extending into the distance, and almost lost to view in two shadowy promontories; enclosed by these two arms lay a sheet of rippling water, which reflected in its depths the glorious sun above.†   (source)
  • Some of these, dividing the beach with their sharp spurs, formed capes and promontories, worn away by the ceaseless action of the surf.†   (source)
  • On February 6 the Nautilus cruised in sight of the city of Aden, perched on a promontory connected to the continent by a narrow isthmus, a sort of inaccessible Gibraltar whose fortifications the English rebuilt after capturing it in 1839.†   (source)
  • It had the same long regularly graded retreating slope from above the brows, which were likewise very projecting, like two long promontories thickly wooded on top.†   (source)
  • These inclinations are not whimsical usually, but their form, size, and direction are determined by the promontories of the shore, the ancient axes of elevation.†   (source)
  • This quarter occupied, with its streets, squares, docks, and warehouses, all the space between the "promontory of the Treaty" and the river.†   (source)
  • I'll engage, when the truth comes to be known, they'll turn out to be nothing but peninsulas, or promontories; or continents; though these are matters, I daresay, of which you know little or nothing.†   (source)
  • Further on we rounded a short promontory, flat, with an abrupt rock at the extremity, to which we gave the name of Cape Pug-Nose; and then, at some distance, appeared the grand cliffs of a headland running far out to sea.†   (source)
  • —"There Leviathan, Hugest of living creatures, in the deep Stretched like a promontory sleeps or swims, And seems a moving land; and at his gills Draws in, and at his breath spouts out a sea."†   (source)
  • Already, by the first of September, I had seen two or three small maples turned scarlet across the pond, beneath where the white stems of three aspens diverged, at the point of a promontory, next the water.†   (source)
  • In the year mentioned, a traveller coming to the promontory to regale himself with the view there offered, would have mounted a wall, and, with the city at his back, looked over the bay of Neapolis, as charming then as now; and then, as now, he would have seen the matchless shore, the smoking cone, the sky and waves so softly, deeply blue, Ischia here and Capri yonder; from one to the other and back again, through the purpled air, his gaze would have sported; at last—for the eyes do weary of the beautiful as the palate with sweets—at last it would have dropped upon a spectacle which the modern tourist cannot see—half the reserve navy of Rome astir or at anchor below him.†   (source)
  • The pile of rubbish formed a sort of projection at the water's edge, which was prolonged in a promontory as far as the wall of the quay.†   (source)
  • For three or four centuries they have remained upon this small promontory, on which they had settled like a flight of seabirds, without mixing with the Marseillaise population, intermarrying, and preserving their original customs and the costume of their mother-country as they have preserved its language.†   (source)
  • I carefully traced the windings of the land and hailed a steeple which I at length saw issuing from behind a small promontory.†   (source)
  • Only, in this case, it was Claude who was erect and the obelisk which was lying down; but, as the river, reflecting the sky, prolonged the abyss below him, the immense promontory seemed to be as boldly launched into space as any cathedral spire; and the impression was the same.†   (source)
  • There is sometimes a chamber which does not burn in the midst of a conflagration, and in the midst of raging seas, beyond a promontory or at the extremity of a blind alley of shoals, a tranquil nook.†   (source)
  • As I turned the promontory I perceived a small neat town and a good harbour, which I entered, my heart bounding with joy at my unexpected escape.†   (source)
  • So close behind some promontory lie The huge Leviathan to attend their prey, And give no chance, but swallow in the fry, Which through their gaping jaws mistake the way.†   (source)
  • Before returning to Whale Island, I felt a strong wish to round Cape Disappointment and survey the coast immediately beyond, but the promontory maintained the character of its name, and we found that a long sandbank, as well as hidden reefs and rocks, ran out a great way into the sea.†   (source)
  • After half an hour's walking, on the other side of the promontory which formed the little natural harbour, I perceived Hans at work.†   (source)
  • The regularity of the bottom and its conformity to the shores and the range of the neighboring hills were so perfect that a distant promontory betrayed itself in the soundings quite across the pond, and its direction could be determined by observing the opposite shore.†   (source)
  • In one spot you view rugged hills, ruined castles overlooking tremendous precipices, with the dark Rhine rushing beneath; and on the sudden turn of a promontory, flourishing vineyards with green sloping banks and a meandering river and populous towns occupy the scene.†   (source)
  • For they are only being driven from promontory to cape; and if one coast is no longer enlivened with their jets, then, be sure, some other and remoter strand has been very recently startled by the unfamiliar spectacle.†   (source)
  • Blow your promontory.†   (source)
  • Soon after making this discovery, we reached the cocoanut wood, and saw the bay extending before us, and the great promontory we called Cape Disappointment, which hitherto had always bounded our excursions.†   (source)
  • Arriving at the topmost ridge of this promontory, I could see vast white plains covered with walruses.†   (source)
  • At a distance of five hundred paces, at the turn of a high promontory, appeared a high, tufted, dense forest.†   (source)
  • Those narrow straits of Sunda divide Sumatra from Java; and standing midway in that vast rampart of islands, buttressed by that bold green promontory, known to seamen as Java Head; they not a little correspond to the central gateway opening into some vast walled empire: and considering the inexhaustible wealth of spices, and silks, and jewels, and gold, and ivory, with which the thousand islands of that oriental sea are enriched, it seems a significant provision of nature, that such treasures, by the very formation of the land, should at least bear the appearance, however ineffectual, of being guarded from the all-grasping western world.†   (source)
  • He scaled an overhanging rock that ended in a small promontory and there, mute and motionless, with crossed arms and blazing eyes, he seemed to be laying claim to these southernmost regions.†   (source)
  • For three hours or more we pushed forward, keeping a sharp look-out on either side for any trace of our companions, till we reached a bold promontory, stretching some way into the sea, from whose rocky summit I knew that we should obtain a good and comprehensive view of the surrounding country.†   (source)
  • I felt rather tired, and went to sit down at the end of a promontory, at the foot of which the waves came and beat themselves into spray.†   (source)
  • At Lekton promontory, from the sea they veered inland and upland.†   (source)
  • It exactly answers my idea of a fine country, because it unites beauty with utility—and I dare say it is a picturesque one too, because you admire it; I can easily believe it to be full of rocks and promontories, grey moss and brush wood, but these are all lost on me.†   (source)
  • In rows they kept the ships drawn up; even that wide shore could not contain the fleet in one long line; they hauled them up, therefore, wave after wave, and filled the beach between two promontories.†   (source)
  • As down upon a shore of echoing surf big waves may run under a freshening west wind, looming first on the open sea, and riding shoreward to fall on sand in foam and roar, around all promontories crested surges making a briny spume inshore—so now formations of Danaans rose and moved relentlessly toward combat.†   (source)
  • Far away in the west the sun was setting and the last glow of all too fleeting day lingered lovingly on sea and strand, on the proud promontory of dear old Howth guarding as ever the waters of the bay, on the weedgrown rocks along Sandymount shore and, last but not least, on the quiet church whence there streamed forth at times upon the stillness the voice of prayer to her who is in her pure radiance a beacon ever to the stormtossed heart of man, Mary, star of the sea.†   (source)
  • of Capricorn: the multisecular stability of its primeval basin: its luteofulvous bed: its capacity to dissolve and hold in solution all soluble substances including millions of tons of the most precious metals: its slow erosions of peninsulas and islands, its persistent formation of homothetic islands, peninsulas and downward tending promontories: its alluvial deposits: its weight and volume and density: its imperturbability in lagoons and highland tarns: its gradation of colours in the torrid and temperate and frigid zones: its vehicular ramifications in continental lakecontained streams and confluent oceanflowing rivers with their tributaries and transoceanic currents, gulfstream, nort†   (source)
  • A Noiseless Patient Spider
    A noiseless patient spider,
    I mark'd where on a little promontory it stood isolated,
    Mark'd how to explore the vacant vast surrounding,
    It launch'd forth filament, filament, filament out of itself,
    Ever unreeling them, ever tirelessly speeding them.†   (source)
  • I note the rocks in grotesque shapes,
    the buttes,
    I see the plentiful larkspur and wild onions, the barren, colorless,
    I see in glimpses afar or towering immediately above me the great
    mountains, I see the Wind river and the Wahsatch mountains,
    I see the Monument mountain and the Eagle's Nest, I pass the
    Promontory, I ascend the Nevadas,
    I scan the noble Elk mountain and wind around its base,
    I see the Humboldt range, I thread the valley and cross the river,
    I see the clear waters of lake Tahoe, I see forests of majestic pines,
    Or crossing the great desert, the alkaline plains, I behold
    enchanting mirages of waters and meadows,
    Marking throug†   (source)
  • ANTONY'S Camp near the Promontory of Actium.†   (source)
  • mushrooms, that rejoice To hear the solemn curfew; by whose aid,— Weak masters though ye be,—I have bedimm'd The noontide sun, call'd forth the mutinous winds, And 'twixt the green sea and the azur'd vault Set roaring war: to the dread rattling thunder Have I given fire, and rifted Jove's stout oak With his own bolt: the strong-bas'd promontory Have I made shake; and by the spurs pluck'd up The pine and cedar: graves at my command Have wak'd their sleepers, op'd, and let them forth By my so potent art.†   (source)
  • I have of late,—but wherefore I know not,—lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises; and indeed, it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire,—why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours.†   (source)
  • — My gentle Puck, come hither: thou remember'st Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's back, Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath, That the rude sea grew civil at her song, And certain stars shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music.†   (source)
  • No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile, the wind having changed we were compelled to head for the land, and ply our oars to avoid being driven on shore; but it was our good fortune to reach a creek that lies on one side of a small promontory or cape, called by the Moors that of the "Cava rumia," which in our language means "the wicked Christian woman;" for it is a tradition among them that La Cava, through whom Spain was lost, lies buried at that spot; "cava" in their language meaning "wicked woman," and "rumia"†   (source)
  • with gold;
    Or, in their pearly shells at ease, attend
    Moist nutriment; or under rocks their food
    In jointed armour watch: on smooth the seal
    And bended dolphins play: part huge of bulk
    Wallowing unwieldy, enormous in their gait,
    Tempest the ocean: there leviathan,
    Hugest of living creatures, on the deep
    Stretched like a promontory sleeps or swims,
    And seems a moving land; and at his gills
    Draws in, and at his trunk spouts out, a sea.†   (source)
  • Sometime we see a cloud that's dragonish; A vapour sometime like a bear or lion, A tower'd citadel, a pendant rock, A forked mountain, or blue promontory With trees upon't, that nod unto the world, And mock our eyes with air: thou hast seen these signs; They are black vesper's pageants.†   (source)
  • Amaze,
    Be sure, and terrour, seized the rebel host,
    When coming towards them so dread they saw
    The bottom of the mountains upward turned;
    Till on those cursed engines' triple-row
    They saw them whelmed, and all their confidence
    Under the weight of mountains buried deep;
    Themselves invaded next, and on their heads
    Main promontories flung, which in the air
    Came shadowing, and oppressed whole legions armed;
    Their armour helped their harm, crushed in and bruised
    Into their substance pent, which wrought them pain
    Implacable, and many a dolorous groan;
    Long struggling underneath, ere they could wind
    Out of such prison, though Spirits of purest light,
    Purest a†   (source)
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