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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: Complete in One Volume

Robert Southey - English poetry - 1829 - 728 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 caunon-shot. About nnon, they began to advance with...
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The Life of Bruce: The African Traveller

Sir Francis Bond Head (bart) - Ethiopia - 1830 - 535 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 Lives of Celebrated Travellers, Volume 2

James Augustus St. John - 1831
...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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Dictionary of the Holy Bible

Augustin Calmet - Bible - 1832 - 1003 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 Lives of Celebrated Travelers, Volume 2

James Augustus St. John - Travelers - 1832
...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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A collection of interesting and instructive lessons, intended as a sequel to ...

James Campbell (teacher of English.) - 1832
...out of sight, their tops reaching to the very clouds. Their 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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An Attempt to Develop the Law of Storms by Means of Facts: Arranged ...

Sir William Reid - Storms - 1838 - 436 pages
...Again they would retreat, so as to he almost out of sight, their tops reaching to the very clouds. Then the tops often separated from the hodies ; and these...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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An attempt to develop the law of storms ... and hence to point out a cause ...

sir William Reid - 1838 - 436 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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Parallel Universal History: Being an Outline of the History and Biography of ...

Philip Alexander Prince - World history - 1838 - 654 pages
...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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The Poetical Works of Robert Southey: Collected by Himself, Volume 4

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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