The sun had just set, the sea breeze was rustling and tumbling in the woods and ruffling the grey surface of the anchorage; the tide, too, was far out, and great tracts of sand
lay uncovered; the air, after the heat of the day, chilled me through my jacket.
The ancient Kings of Egypt conveyed the waters of the Nile to this place by an artificial canal, now so choked with sand
, that there are scarce any marks remaining of so noble and beneficial a work.
The Thing itself lay almost entirely buried in sand
, amidst the scattered splinters of a fir tree it had shivered to frag- ments in its descent.
Accordingly, the directors of that institution consulted many persons who were supposed to know what steps should be taken, and it was finally decided that the best protection against fire--which is what was feared--was not water but sand
We were quite alone in a circle of sea-water and wet sand
, and I gave him the head of Caesar.
Barely a few dwarf plants could now be noticed, like those on the wild heaths of Scotland; then came the first tract of grayish sand
and flint, with here and there a lentisk tree and brambles.
We had killed nine elephants, and it took us two days to cut out the tusks, and having brought them into camp, to bury them carefully in the sand
under a large tree, which made a conspicuous mark for miles round.
My bedding lay upon a rug stretched directly upon the warm sand
He saw how bravely she attempted to keep up, yet how often she stumbled and staggered as she labored through the sand
and gravel of the gorge.
As it was, the chiefs were compelled to keep cleared patches of sand
for it, and to fence out the dogs.
Oodles and oodles of it, my gentlemen, in cask and chest, in cask and chest, a fathom under the sand
The atoll of Hikueru lay low on the water, a circle of pounded coral sand
a hundred yards wide, twenty miles in circumference, and from three to five feet above high-water mark.