Heard


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Heard

 

a volcanic island in the Indian Ocean (53°06’ S lat., 73°30’ E long.). An Australian possession, Heard Island has an area of approximately 400 sq km, most of which is occupied by the circular Big Ben Mountain, an extinct volcano that rises to an elevation of approximately 3,000 m. The mountain is covered by glaciers that descend to the sea and break off, leaving precipices 15–30 m high. The island was discovered in 1853 by J. Heard, captain of the American merchant ship Oriental. An Australian scientific research station operated on Heard Island from 1947 to 1955.

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The next thing I heard was James' voice, quiet and cheery, as it always was.
She regained the streethappy in this, that though much had been forced on her against her will, though she had in fact heard the whole substance of Jane Fairfax's letter, she had been able to escape the letter itself.
The truth was that in spite of all he had heard he had not in the least understood what this boy would be like and that his fox and his crow and his squirrels and his lamb were so near to him and his friendliness that they seemed almost to be part of himself.
I heard that the table beer was a robbery of parents, and the pudding an imposition.
She made wonderful progress and those who heard her prophesied that she would be the greatest singer in the world.
And then a voice she had never heard before, `Sure then I'm here
The nurse was still more frightened when she heard the woman say this, and thought that perhaps some danger was hanging over the child, though she had no ill-opinion of the unknown woman, who, indeed, had behaved towards the child as if it were her own.
Now, Tarzan heard the soft bending of grasses and wondered why the young white man was not warned.
In the fresh morning air were now heard, not two or three musket shots at irregular intervals as before, followed by one or two cannon shots, but a roll of volleys of musketry from the slopes of the hill before Pratzen, interrupted by such frequent reports of cannon that sometimes several of them were not separated from one another but merged into a general roar.
The only sound to be heard is their somewhat heavy breathing.
He tried to hear nothing but the prayers that were being chanted or read, to feel nothing but self-oblivion in consciousness of the fulfilment of duty--a feeling he always experienced when hearing or reciting in advance the prayers he had so often heard.
I hope her ladyship was well the last time you heard from her?