The forest sloped
down to the sea, which was a clear blue.
Well, sir," returned the clerk, "there's a rather singular resemblance; the two hands are in many points identical: only differently sloped
At this period the earth sloped
downwards; the light took a uniform tint.
The beach was of dull-grey sand, and sloped
steeply up to a ridge, perhaps sixty or seventy feet above the sea-level, and irregularly set with trees and undergrowth.
Had it not been for her I do not think I should have noticed that the floor of the gallery sloped
The passageway sloped
in a gentle descent, enlarging as they proceeded; still Franz and the count were compelled to advance in a stooping posture, and were scarcely able to proceed abreast of one another.
Presently the ground sloped
abruptly, lights flitted to and fro, and she thought all at once that she had gone mad when she saw some horses in the sky.
She had precisely the same shape of skull as Pope Alexander the Sixth; her organs of benevolence, veneration, conscientiousness, adhesiveness, were singularly small, those of self-esteem, firmness, destructiveness, combativeness, preposterously large; her head sloped
up in the penthouse shape, was contracted about the forehead, and prominent behind; she had rather good, though large and marked features; her temperament was fibrous and bilious, her complexion pale and dark, hair and eyes black, form angular and rigid but proportionate, age fifteen.
The interpreter, who is invariably a 'tabooed Kanaka'*, leaps ashore with the goods intended for barter, while the boats, with their oars sloped
, and every man on his thwart, lie just outside the surf, heading off the shore, in readiness at the first untoward event to escape to the open sea.
The banks sloped
gently to its margin, without a single tree, but bordered with grass and herbage of a vivid green.