high aloft

high aloft

[¦hī ə′lȯft]
(meteorology)
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of ships from China; some high aloft in the rigging, as if striving to get a still better seaward peep.
A few larger ones there were, but these kept high aloft dropping bombs upon the temples from their keel batteries.
Then Will Stutely leaped high aloft and laughed loudly, clapping his hands for pure joy that he should have been chosen from among them all.
Sometimes one of these monster precipices had the slight inclination of the huge ship-houses in dockyards-- then high aloft, toward the sky, it took a little stronger inclination, like that of a mansard roof--and perched on this dizzy mansard one's eye detected little things like martin boxes, and presently perceived that these were the dwellings of peasants--an airy place for a home, truly.
Suddenly, upon a great blue billow that came rolling in, she saw the Water-Spirits smiling on her; and high aloft, in their white gleaming arms, her child stretched forth his hands to welcome her; while the little voice she so longed to hear again cried gayly,--
As men now are, even one who is in the bloom of youth could hardly lift it with his two hands, but Ajax raised it high aloft and flung it down, smashing Epicles' four-crested helmet so that the bones of his head were crushed to pieces, and he fell from the high wall as though he were diving, with no more life left in him.
The moon was now high aloft in the heavens, and threw its bright beams over the plowed field, where as yet there was nothing to be seen.
Balances between these massive orchestral forces and choristers were perfectly achieved, even when joined by Berlioz's four brass bands ranged around Symphony Hall's acoustically perfect auditorium, and the tenor solo from Sergei Semishkur, high aloft in the hall's stratosphere, was floatingly affecting in the Requiem's Sanctus.
I was particularly entranced and deeply moved by the two dancers who intertwined so gracefully while suspended high aloft attached to mere strands of lace.

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