He did not wish his armies to appear above ground
in the Country of the Winkies, which was the part of the Land of Oz nearest to King Roquat's own country, as then the people would give the alarm and enable Ozma to fortify the Emerald City and assemble an army.
by; it's much if I'm above ground
for another four year.
Say not a word,' he answered, 'in death's favour; I would rather be a paid servant in a poor man's house and be above ground
than king of kings among the dead.
No, Learned One, though I have heard stories about there being many cities, or parts of a big one, beneath the mountain, and when it was above ground
there were many entrances to it.
Really there were whole weeks when, except perhaps with a stocking in the evening, she was never above ground
, bedded in pools of blood, rose, heavy and sparkling, the short, thick pillars of the cavern, of which the strongly marked shades threw out the luminous particles.
And it cometh many times to pass, that materiam superabit opus; that the work and carriage is more worth than the material, and enricheth a state more; as is notably seen in the Low-Countrymen, who have the best mines above ground
, in the world.
When I reached the bottom I discovered that I was in a huge palace, as brilliantly lighted as any palace above ground
that I had ever seen, with a long gallery supported by pillars of jasper, ornamented with capitals of gold.
Mowgli made an easy way for himself up a convenient tree, knotted three or four creepers together, and in less time than it takes to tell was swinging in a hammock fifty feet above ground
There were three circumstances in particular which made me think that its rare emergence above ground
was the outcome of a long-continued underground habit.
In a land of perpetual noon there is no need of light above ground
, yet I marveled that they had no means of lighting their way through these dark, subterranean passages.
The floor was of concrete, the walls of the dry masonry that marked the method of construction above ground