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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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The Poetical Works of Robert Southey

Robert Southey - 1838
...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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Oriental customs: or, An illustration of the Sacred scriptures by an ...

Samuel Burder - 1839
...out of sight, their tops reaching to the very clouds ; their 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 Life and Adventures of Bruce, the African Traveller

Sir Francis Bond Head - Ethiopia - 1840 - 382 pages
...of sight, their tops reaching to the very clouds. There the tops often separated from their 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 Family Library (Harper)., Volume 39

Child rearing - 1842
...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 cannonshot. About noon they began to advance with...
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Parallel History: Being an Outline of the History and Biography of ..., Volume 2

Philip Alexander Prince - World history - 1843
...almost out of sight, their tops reaching to the very clouds. 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 by a large cannon-shot. About noon they began to advance with...
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Cobb's New Sequel to the Juvenile Readers, Or, Fourth Reading Book ...

Lyman Cobb - Readers - 1845 - 240 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 cannonshot. 3. About noon they began to advance with...
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An Attempt to Develop the Law of Storms: By Means of Facts, Arranged ...

William Reid - Hurricanes - 1846 - 572 pages
...out of sight, their tops reaching to the very clouds. Then 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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Scripture natural history [by M.F. Maude].

Mary Fawler Maude - 1848 - 452 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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The Gallery of Nature: A Pictorial and Descriptive Tour Through Creation

Thomas Milner - 1848 - 803 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 noon they began to advance with considerable...
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The Christian miscellany, and family visiter, Volumes 5-6

1848
...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 by a large cannon-shot. About noon they began to advance with...
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