Throughout a large part of the United States, erratic boulders, and rocks scored by drifted icebergs and coast-ice, plainly reveal a former cold period.
46 deg; erratic boulders have, also, been noticed on the Rocky Mountains.
At the best, in her most charitable frame of mind, she considered the statement of his views to be a caprice, an erratic
and uncalled-for prank.
"That there did exist a certain compactum, or agreement, between Obed Batt, M.D., and Ishmael Bush, viator, or erratic
husbandman," he said, endeavouring to avoid all offence in the use of terms, "I am not disposed to deny.
The train continued its erratic
progress, sometimes stopping altogether for a time, with whistle blowing repeatedly; sometimes creeping along the metals as though feeling its way to safety.
She made the sombre crowd cheerful by her erratic
and glistening ray, even as a bird of bright plumage illuminates a whole tree of dusky foliage by darting to and fro, half seen and half concealed amid the twilight of the clustering leaves.
Each pedestrian could see no halo but his or her own, which never deserted the head-shadow, whatever its vulgar unsteadiness might be; but adhered to it, and persistently beautified it; till the erratic
motions seemed an inherent part of the irradiation, and the fumes of their breathing a component of the night's mist; and the spirit of the scene, and of the moonlight, and of Nature, seemed harmoniously to mingle with the spirit of wine.
We wondered why those parties happened to take their dinners at such erratic
and extraordinary hours, for we never called at a time when an exemplary Christian would be in the least likely to be abroad on such an errand.
No longer were its movements erratic
. With outstretched tail and foaming jaws it charged straight as an arrow, for the body of the thoat and the mighty creature of destruction that stood with forepaws upon the slate-grey side, waiting to defend its meat.
There was little change in the formation of the gorge; it still wound its erratic
course between precipitous cliffs.
Since the nineteenth century Ordovician erratics
from the Baltic area have been discussed frequently in the literature, in particular their provenance.
Located near the town of Okotoks, the seven-million-kilogram boulder is part of a train of glacial erratics
that was moved along the east slopes of the Rockies by the Wisconsin Glacier 12,000-17,000 years ago, said Blair First Rider, a Blood Elder with the Historic Resources Management Branch of Alberta Culture and Tourism.