Having surmounted this perilous steep, they sat down and took a brief rest with their backs against a sheltering rock and their heels dangling over a bottomless abyss; then they climbed to the base
of another ridge--a more difficult and dangerous one still:
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.
And he sprang from the rock in order to inspect the base
on which it had formerly stood.
As I gazed upon this monument, doubtless the work of an extinct and forgotten race, thus buried in the green nook of an island at the ends of the earth, the existence of which was yesterday unknown, a stronger feeling of awe came over me than if I had stood musing at the mighty base
of the Pyramid of Cheops.
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.
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.
The church had a slender-spired dome that rounded inward at its base
, and looked like a turnip turned upside down, and the hackman seemed to be dressed in a long petticoat with out any hoops.
He was instinctively and thoroughly convinced that was impossible for him to live otherwise than as he did and that he had never in his life done anything base
The forest ran to the very base
of a cliff, in the face of which were the mouths of many caves.
Put a good man in command and let him establish a base
as far to the west as the motors can travel.
Once a day I descend to the base
of the cliff and hunt, and fill my stomach with water from a clear cold spring.
But Walter Merritt Emory was not the only base
one abased by desire of possession of Michael.