For a moment my gaze traversed the landscape beneath until it was caught and held by four figures near the base of the cliff--a human figure held at bay by three hyaenodons, those ferocious and blood-thirsty wild dogs of the Eocene.
From my ledge to the base of the cliff is a matter of several thousand feet of dangerous climbing; yet I venture to say that the first ape from whose loins my line has descended never could have equaled the speed with which I literally dropped down the face of that rugged escarpment.
If you have not sense sufficient to restrain such monstrous inclinations, I thought the pride of our family would have prevented you from giving the least encouragement to so base
an affection; much less did I imagine you would ever have had the assurance to own it to my face."
Thus, powerful fireworks, taking their starting-point from the base
and bursting outside, could, by producing a recoil, check to a certain degree the projectile's speed.
For, after a long series of military successes, or diligent and skilful labours, it is generally found that the more intelligent among the Artisan and Soldier classes manifest a slight increase of their third side or base
, and a shrinkage of the two other sides.
! If you care to use that word, what is base
is to forsake husband and child for a lover, while you eat your husband's bread!"
Perhaps a thousand feet from me the river broke, as it seemed, directly from the base
of the cliffs, and as there seemed not the remotest chance for escape in that direction I turned my attention again toward the forest.
In an age of investigation like our own, when we are returning to science as the base
of wonders--almost of miracles--we should be slow to refuse to accept facts, however impossible they may seem to be.
But Walter Merritt Emory was not the only base
one abased by desire of possession of Michael.
It seemed that I had scarcely settled myself in a comfortable position before a party of cave men emerged from one of the smaller apertures in the cliff-face, about fifty feet from the base
. They descended into the forest and disappeared.
Shortly afterwards the Idol's worshippers held a great religious ceremony at the base
of his pedestal, and as a part of the rites the Missionary was roasted whole.
For as mountain after mountain, and island after island, slowly sank beneath the water, fresh bases
would be successively afforded for the growth of the corals.