He jealously guarded the margin
he had gained, for he knew there were difficult stretches to come.
There were fringes of ice along the sea margin
, with drifting masses further out; but the main expanse of that salt ocean, all bloody under the eternal sunset, was still unfrozen.
The banks sloped gently to its margin
, without a single tree, but bordered with grass and herbage of a vivid green.
Moreover, on this notion, it is not possible to explain why the corals should have sprung up, like a wall, from the extreme outer margin
of the ledge, often leaving a broad space of water within, too deep for the growth of corals.
The flames had scorched the earth to its very margin
, and as the warm streams of the fluid mingled, in the cooler air of the morning, with the smoke of the raging conflagration, most of its surface was wrapped in a mantle of moving vapour.
Hester bade little Pearl run down to the margin
of the water, and play with the shells and tangled sea-weed, until she should have talked awhile with yonder gatherer of herbs.
On this side, near at hand, great mansions, white with moonlight, glared out from the midst of masses of foliage that lay black and shapeless in the shadows that fell from the cliff above--and down in the margin
of the lake every feature of the weird vision was faithfully repeated.
One among them, he also was an Indian, moved a little on one flank, and watched the margin
of the woods, with eyes long accustomed to read the smallest sign of danger.
If she did smile, it was very softly and shyly; and instead of looking up to me with a conquering glance, her eyes rested on my hand, which, stretched over her shoulder, was writing some directions with a pencil on the margin
of her book.
He then moved softly along the margin
of the road, keeping his eyes steadfastly fixed on the branches of a pine.
They do not make the whole three-sided pyramidal base of any one cell at the same time, but only the one rhombic plate which stands on the extreme growing margin
, or the two plates, as the case may be; and they never complete the upper edges of the rhombic plates, until the hexagonal walls are commenced.
Sometimes the banks were overhung with thick masses of willows that wholly hid the ground behind; sometimes we had noble hills on one hand, clothed densely with foliage to their tops, and on the other hand open levels blazing with poppies, or clothed in the rich blue of the corn-flower; sometimes we drifted in the shadow of forests, and sometimes along the margin
of long stretches of velvety grass, fresh and green and bright, a tireless charm to the eye.