George fired,--the shot entered his side,--but, though wounded, he would not retreat, but, with a yell like that of a mad bull, he was leaping right across the chasm
into the party.
The poet, by a somewhat similar mistake, made prize of a great piece of ice, which he found in a sunless chasm
of the mountains, and swore that it corresponded, in all points, with his idea of the Great Carbuncle.
We now carefully examined the chasm
in which we had passed the night.
Yesterday, that precipice had seemed a new paradise; now it was a yawning chasm
--and he drew back, frightened.
When I heard that soul- sickening yell, which marked his disappearance in the chasm
, I was more glad than I can say that my eyes were spared the pain and horror which my ears had to endure.
It is like a broad red church spire, the top of it being level with the plateau, but a great chasm
Dawn had lifted, leaving a wide chasm
of white between a great gray cloud and the great gray moorland, beyond which the tower was outlined against the daybreak and the sea.
The shaft into which the river hurls itself is a immense chasm
, lined by glistening coal-black rock, and narrowing into a creaming, boiling pit of incalculable depth, which brims over and shoots the stream onward over its jagged lip.
An immeasurable social chasm
was to divide our heroine's personality thereafter from that previous self of hers who stepped from her mother's door to try her fortune at Trantridge poultry-farm.
A hundred feet beneath lay jagged granite boulders at the brink of a frightful chasm
upon which the tower abutted; and if not upon the boulders, then at the chasm
's bottom, lay death, should a foot slip but once, or clutching fingers loose their hold for the fraction of an instant.
The Jackdaws had stolen it to the last wisp and flung it all into the chasm
that yawned for hundreds of feet beneath the nest.
He listened fearfully, but the cry was not repeated, and at last spurred to desperate means, he gathered himself for the leap across the chasm