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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 Tempest: an Account of the Origin and Phenomena of Wind, in Various ...

Charles Tomlinson - Winds - 1861 - 386 pages
...their tops reaching to the very clouds. Then the tops often separated from the bodies; and these were 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 Biblical treasury, Volume 8

1867
...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 reason why: physical geography and geology, by the author of 'The reason ...

Robert Kemp Philp - 1863 - 364 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 near the middle, as if struck with a large cannon-shot. About noon they began to advance with...
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The Juvenile instructor and companion, Volumes 20-21

Young people - 1869
...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 largo cannon-shot. About noon J they began to advance with...
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The English explorers, comprising details of the more famous travels by ...

English explorers - Africa - 1875 - 660 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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Encyclopedia of Natural and Artificial Wonders and Curiosities ..., Volume 11

John Platts - Curiosities and wonders - 1876 - 952 pages
...out of sight, their tops reaching to the very clcuds. Here 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 biblical museum. Old Testament, Volume 5

James Comper Gray - 1879
...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 i large cannon shot. About noon they began to advance with...
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The Battersea series of standard reading books for boys, Book 5

Evan Daniel - 1879
...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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