We had, perhaps, three hundred yards to cover between our boulder and the cliffs
, and then to search out a suitable shelter for our stand against the terrifying things that were pursuing us.
Tyler's party had been able to navigate this channel because their craft had been a submarine; but the Toreador could as easily have flown over the cliffs
as sailed under them.
In silhouette against the sky, the profile of the horse was cut with the sharpness of a cameo; it looked across the heights of air to the confronting cliffs
He stretched himself, lowered his head, and lapped water from the drinking-shell at his side, turned and looked at me, and then hobbled off toward the cliffs
Dim memories he had of beetling cliffs
, of a group of huts with wondering faces at the doors, of foaming, clattering water, and of a bristle of mountain beeches.
I could feel the U-33 respond, and yet the arrow still clung straight and sure toward the distant cliffs
Mitchell,  endeavoured in vain, first walking and then by crawling between the great fallen fragments of sandstone, to ascend through the gorge by which the river Grose joins the Nepean, yet the valley of the Grose in its upper part, as I saw, forms a magnificent level basin some miles in width, and is on all sides surrounded by cliffs
, the summits of which are believed to be nowhere less than 3000 feet above the level of the sea.
We moved off in silence, and continued to coast round the line of cliffs
, which were as even and unbroken as some of those monstrous Antarctic ice-fields which I have seen depicted as stretching from horizon to horizon and towering high above the mast-heads of the exploring vessel.
Its sources might lie among wild and inaccessible cliffs
, and tumble and foam down rugged defiles and over craggy precipices; but its direction was in the true course, and up this stream he determined to prosecute his route to the Rocky Mountains.
I think it will be best for her to go to bed tired out physically, so I shall take her for a long walk by the cliffs
to Robin Hood's Bay and back.
I remember having been much struck with the evidence of denudation, when viewing volcanic islands, which have been worn by the waves and pared all round into perpendicular cliffs
of one or two thousand feet in height; for the gentle slope of the lava-streams, due to their formerly liquid state, showed at a glance how far the hard, rocky beds had once extended into the open ocean.
Our first volley must have mashed some heads, for when they swerved back from the cliff
three of their number were left upon the ground.