Terror


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Terror

 

an extinct volcano in Antarctica, on Ross Peninsula, off the coast of Victoria Land. Mount Terror rises to an elevation of 3,262 m. It is composed of basalts and is covered by glaciers. It was discovered in 1841 by J. C. Ross, who named it for one of the ships in his expedition.

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His voice ended in a scream that seemed to be one of terror.
A little boy--the Colonel's grandchild, and the only human being that ever dared to be familiar with him--now made his way among the guests, and ran towards the seated figure; then pausing halfway, he began to shriek with terror.
So forcibly did he dwell upon this symbol, for the hour or more during which his periods were rolling over the people's heads, that it assumed new terrors in their imagination, and seemed to derive its scarlet hue from the flames of the infernal pit.
The hair of the affrighted pedagogue rose upon his head with terror.
She was then able to walk, though but slowly, and was moving awaybut her terror and her purse were too tempting, and she was followed, or rather surrounded, by the whole gang, demanding more.
If ever anybody's hair stood on end with terror, mine must have done so then.
she mustn't waken before seven at the latest," I said to myself, holding my breath and starting in terror at every noise.
the Jews, by the very frequency of their fear on all occasions, had their minds in some degree prepared for every effort of tyranny which could be practised upon them; so that no aggression, when it had taken place, could bring with it that surprise which is the most disabling quality of terror.
Terror that hid in the roses is impotent--flung on the dung-hill and dead!
Instead, terror, stark, paralyzing terror, was mirrored in her eyes, in the expression of her mouth, in the tense, cowering attitude of her body.
Fakirs and soldiers and priests, seized with instant terror, lay there, with their faces on the ground, not daring to lift their eyes and behold such a prodigy.
They are dangerous because, no doubt, they are mad with terror.