At the finish there was not an oar's length between the first and second boat, with Death coming in a good third on the top of the very next smooth swell, for all one knew to the contrary.
And the run of the slight swell was so smooth that it resembled the graceful undulation of a piece of shimmering gray silk shot with gleams of green.
I saw each of them swell up the misty line of the horizon, far, far away beyond the derelict brig, and the next moment, with a slight friendly toss of our boat, it had passed under us and was gone.
Saxon smiled with appreciation, pointed out her foot, velvet-slippered with high Cuban heels, and slightly lifted the tight black skirt, exposing a trim ankle and delicate swell of calf, the white flesh gleaming through the thinnest and flimsiest of fifty-cent black silk stockings.
They, the girls, were of the dancing crowd that swelled by a certain constant percentage the gate receipts of all the picnics.
The dories roved and fished and squabbled till a swell underran the sea.
"She'll break about once every ha'af hour now, 'less the swell piles up good.
From the summits of the swells
, the eye became fatigued with the sameness and chilling dreariness of the landscape.
I was not only providing a swell dinner, but some odds and ends of extras.
Why, sometimes when he forgets himself and gets to blowing off, you'd think he was one of the swells of the earth; and you might listen to him a hundred years and never take him for a farmer -- especially if he talked agriculture.
Others pretend a subterraneous communication between the ocean and the Nile, and that the sea being violently agitated swells
And his merry bosom swells
With the pæan of the bells!