A gentle slope descends from it to a silver sheet of water, bordered by high trees, between which, peeps
may be caught at the blue hills of the Hudson.
And on the trunk of the tree he leaned against, a brown squirrel was clinging and watching him, and from behind a bush nearby a cock pheasant was delicately stretching his neck to peep
out, and quite near him were two rabbits sitting up and sniffing with tremulous noses--and actually it appeared as if they were all drawing near to watch him and listen to the strange low little call his pipe seemed to make.
After taking a timid peep
at him lying on his back, with his rusty hands under his head for a pillow, his son lay down too, and fell asleep again.
Ham Peggotty, who went to the national school, and was a very dragon at his catechism, and who may therefore be regarded as a credible witness, reported next day, that happening to peep
in at the parlour-door an hour after this, he was instantly descried by Miss Betsey, then walking to and fro in a state of agitation, and pounced upon before he could make his escape.
It is not much to the purpose whether a gate in that garden wall which I had scrambled up to peep
over on the last occasion was, on that last occasion, open or shut.
The questionable sound of Silas's loom, so unlike the natural cheerful trotting of the winnowing-machine, or the simpler rhythm of the flail, had a half-fearful fascination for the Raveloe boys, who would often leave off their nutting or birds'-nesting to peep
in at the window of the stone cottage, counterbalancing a certain awe at the mysterious action of the loom, by a pleasant sense of scornful superiority, drawn from the mockery of its alternating noises, along with the bent, tread-mill attitude of the weaver.
On the morrow, at the peep
of day, Rosalind was off to seek her lord.
If Prior Aymer rode hard in the chase, or remained long at the banquet, if Prior Aymer was seen, at the early peep
of dawn, to enter the postern of the abbey, as he glided home from some rendezvous which had occupied the hours of darkness, men only shrugged up their shoulders, and reconciled themselves to his irregularities, by recollecting that the same were practised by many of his brethren who had no redeeming qualities whatsoever to atone for them.
They are there to give a peep
into the torture-chamber
The warrant was quite to Arthur's liking, for he was happiest when out in the forest taking a sly peep
at the King's deer; and now he reckoned that he could look at them boldly, instead of by the rays of the moon.
But every little while, as it pecked at the bark of the tree, the purple bird bethought itself of some secret sorrow, and repeated its plaintive note of "Peep
The sea-reach of the Thames is straight, and, once Sheerness is left behind, its banks seem very uninhabited, except for the cluster of houses which is Southend, or here and there a lonely wooden jetty where petroleum ships discharge their dangerous cargoes, and the oil-storage tanks, low and round with slightly-domed roofs, peep
over the edge of the fore-shore, as it were a village of Central African huts imitated in iron.