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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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Selim and Zaida: With Other Poems..

John Boyd Greenshields - English poetry - 1800 - 154 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 cannon shot. About noon, they began to advance with considerable...
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The Monthly review. New and improved ser, Volume 38

1802
...of sight, their tips 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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An Historical Account of the Most Celebrated Voyages, Travels ..., Volume 11

William Fordyce Mavor - Discoveries in geography - 1802
...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 Monthly Review

Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths - 1802
...of sight, their tops reaching to tbe very dovtls ; there the tops often separated from the bodies i and these, once disjoined, dispersed in the air, and did not appear more. Sometimes they were broken near thcjniddle, 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 ..., Volume 1

Samuel Burder - Bible - 1804 - 431 pages
...of sight, their tops reaching to the very cloud* ; 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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Oriental Customs: Or, an Illustration of the Sacred Scriptures, by ..., Volume 1

Samuel Burder - Bible - 1804 - 431 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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Thalaba the destroyer, Volume 1

Robert Southey - 1809
...us. Again they would retreat so as to be almost out of sight, their tops reaching to the very clouds. There the tops often separated from the hodies, and...air, and did not appear more. Sometimes they were broken near the middle, as if struck with a large cannon shot. Ahout noon, they began to advance with...
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Thalaba the Destroyer, Volume 1

Robert Southey - Love poetry, English - 1809
...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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Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile: In the Years 1768, 1769, 1770 ...

James Bruce - Egypt - 1813
...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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Thalaba the Destroyer, Volume 1

Robert Southey - Heraldic bookplates - 1814
...us. Again they would retreat so as to he almost out of sight, their tops reaching to the very clouds. There the tops often separated from the hodies, and...Sometimes they were hroken near the middle, as if struck with a large cannon shot. Ahout noon, they hegan to advance with considerahle swiftness upon...
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