There were some hooks in the beams
of the ceiling, the use of which I did not divine then; and some lockers and boxes and conveniences of that sort, which served for seats and eked out the chairs.
The little light he possessed spread its beams
so narrowly, that frustrated belief was a curtain broad enough to create for him the blackness of night.
Thus far these beyond Compare of mortal prowess, yet observ'd Thir dread Commander: he above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent Stood like a Towr; his form had yet not lost All her Original brightness, nor appear'd Less then Arch Angel ruind, and th' excess Of Glory obscur'd: As when the Sun new ris'n Looks through the Horizontal misty Air Shorn of his Beams
, or from behind the Moon In dim Eclips disastrous twilight sheds On half the Nations, and with fear of change Perplexes Monarchs.
Hundreds of broad-headed, short-stemmed, wide-branched oaks, which had witnessed perhaps the stately march of the Roman soldiery, flung their gnarled arms over a thick carpet of the most delicious green sward; in some places they were intermingled with beeches, hollies, and copsewood of various descriptions, so closely as totally to intercept the level beams
of the sinking sun; in others they receded from each other, forming those long sweeping vistas, in the intricacy of which the eye delights to lose itself, while imagination considers them as the paths to yet wilder scenes of silvan solitude.
In the slanting beams
that streamed through the open doorway the dust danced and was golden.
I told him I had managed to keep the weight sufficiently well up, as I thought, one-third of the whole being in the upper part "above the beams
," as the technical expression has it.
Bristol and Cardiff Double Lights (those statelily inclined beams
over Severnmouth) are dead ahead of us; for we keep the Southern Winter Route.
The landlord had repainted it when Strickland took the bungalow, and unless you knew how Indian bungalows were built you would never have suspected that above the cloth lay the dark, three- cornered cavern of the roof, where the beams
and the under side of the thatch harbored all manner of rats, hats, ants, and other things.
Nearer and nearer to Rostov came that sun shedding beams
of mild and majestic light around, and already he felt himself enveloped in those beams
, he heard his voice, that kindly, calm, and majestic voice that was yet so simple
Pete was twisting his napkined fist slowly in a beer glass, softly whistling to himself and occasionally holding the object of his attention between his eyes and a few weak beams
of sunlight that had found their way over the thick screens and into the shaded room.
They found the body of old man Baker hanging by the neck from one of the beams
of the bridge, immediately beneath the spot where the apparition had stood.
The ball had evidently been fired from the opposite side of the room, for in one of the oaken beams
overhead was a shallow blue dint, where it had struck a knot and been deflected downward to the breast of its victim.