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" ... to overwhelm us ; and small quantities of sand did actually more than once reach us. Again they would retreat so as to be almost out of sight, their tops reaching to the very clouds. "
The Pocket magazine of classic and polite literature. [Continued as] The ... - Page 131
1822
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Gallery of Nature and Art, Or a Tour Through Creation and Science ..., Volume 4

Edward T W. Polehampton - 1815
...sight, their tops reaching to the • very clouds. There the tops often separated from the bodies, and these, once disjoined, dispersed in the air, and did not appear more. Sometimes they were broken in the middle, as if struck with large cannon-shot. About noon they began to advance with con....
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The Female Speaker; Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, in Prose and Verse: Selected ...

Mrs. Barbauld (Anna Letitia) - Electronic book - 1816 - 392 pages
...out of sight, their tops reaching to the very clouds. There the tops often separated from the bodies; and these, once disjoined, dispersed in the air, and did not appear more. Sometimes they were broken in the middle, as if struck with large cannon shot. About nooi> they began to advance with considerable...
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A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature, Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - Physical geography - 1816
...reaching to the very clouds : there the tops often separated from the bodies ; and these, once disjointed, dispersed in the air, and did not appear more. Sometimes they were broken near the middle, as if struck with a large cannon-shot. About noon, they began to advance with...
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A Collection of the Most Celebrated Voyages & Travels, from the ..., Volume 3

R. P. Forster - 1818
...out of sight, their tops reaching to the very clouds. There the tops often separated from the bodies; and these, once disjoined, dispersed in the air, and did not appear more. Sometimes they were broken near the middle, as if struck with a large cannon shot. About noon they began to advance with...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Southey, Esq. ...: Thalaba

Robert Southey - 1821
...out of sight, their tops reaching to the very clouds. There the tops often separated from the bodies, and these, once disjoined, dispersed in the air, and did not appear more. Sometimes they were broken near the middle, as if struck with a large cannon shot. About noon, they began to advance with...
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The Gallery of Nature and Art; Or a Tour Through Creation and Science ...

Edward Polehampton - Natural history - 1821
...out of sight, their tops reaching to the very clouds. There the tops often separated from the bodies, and these, once disjoined, dispersed in the air, and did not appear more. Sometimes they were broken in the middle, as if struck with large cannon-shot. About noon they began to advance with considerable...
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The English reading book, in prose

William Jillard Hort - English prose literature - 1822 - 249 pages
...of sight, their tops reaching to the very clouds. There those tops often separated from the bodies ; and these, once disjoined, dispersed in the air and did not appear more. Sometimes theyf were broken near the middle, as if stricken by a cannon-ball. About noon they began to advance...
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The Botanic Garden: A Poem, in Two Parts; Containing The Economy of ...

Erasmus Darwin - Botany - 1824 - 194 pages
...of sight, their tops reaching to the very clouds. There the tops often separated from the bodies ; and these, once disjoined, dispersed in the air, and did not appear more. Sometimes they were broken in the middle, as if struck with large canon-shot. About noon they began to advance with considerable...
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The Wonders of Nature and Providence, Displayed: Compiled from Authentic ...

Josiah Priest - Adventure and adventurers - 1825 - 600 pages
...sight, their tops reaching to the very clouds. There the tops often separated from the bodies ; aud these, once disjoined, dispersed in the air, and did not appear more. Sometimes they were broken near the middle, as if slruck with a large cannon shot. About noon they began to advance with...
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The Wonders of Nature and Providence, Displayed

Adventure and adventurers - 1826 - 616 pages
...of sight, their tops reaching to the very clouds. There the tops often separated from the bodies ; and these, once disjoined, dispersed in the air, and did not appear more. Sometimes they were broken near the middle, as if struck with a large cannon shot. About noon they began to advance with...
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