The river was difficult to cross, and many were killed in the flight, some just entering the river, some in the water, others after crossing in ascending the cliffs
This, when it was brought to him, he drank slowly, like a connoisseur, lingering on the taste and still looking about him at the cliffs
and up at our signboard.
The eight great polished columns stood up in the dusk like so many huge piles supporting the threatening, crumbling, big-bellied cliffs
whose layers were represented by the circular, parallel, waving lines of the balconies of the grand, first and second tiers of boxes.
He picked up with an old stumpy-tailed albatross, who told him that Kerguelen Island was the very place for peace and quiet, and when Kotick went down there he was all but smashed to pieces against some wicked black cliffs
in a heavy sleet-storm with lightning and thunder.
were high and steep, but luckily for me some tree-roots protruded in places, and by their aid I climbed up at last, and stretched myself upon the turf at the top, where I lay, more dead than alive, till the sun was high in the heavens.
Now his way led through a dark wood, and then over some steep cliffs
, and on the top of these he found a hut or wigwam.
It is to be remembered likewise that neither the Greeks nor Romans, from whom we have received all our information, ever carried their arms into this part of the world, or ever heard of multitudes of nations that dwell upon the banks of this vast river; that the countries where the Nile rises, and those through which it runs, have no inhabitants but what are savage and uncivilised; that before they could arrive at its head, they must surmount the insuperable obstacles of impassable forests, inaccessible cliffs
, and deserts crowded with beasts of prey, fierce by nature, and raging for want of sustenance.
But the highest triumph of wire-laying came when New York swept into the Skyscraper Age, and when hundreds of tall buildings, as high as the fall of the waters of Niagara, grew up like a range of magical cliffs
upon the precious rock of Manhattan.
Westenra has got an idea that sleep-walkers always go out on roofs of houses and along the edges of cliffs
and then get suddenly wakened and fall over with a despairing cry that echoes all over the place.
There rose high submarine cliffs
covered with large weeds.
When we reached the harbour we found it land-locked under steep cliffs
, with a narrow entrance between two headlands.
Country in which there are precipitous cliffs
with torrents running between, deep natural hollows, confined places, tangled thickets, quagmires and crevasses, should be left with all possible speed and not approached.