Now and again there blew a puff
of wind, but these sheets of falling water kept it down.
I turned to run down again towards the vault, where I might find the new entrance, but at the moment there seemed to come a violent puff
of wind, and the door to the winding stair blew to with a shock that set the dust from the lintels flying.
It was composed of turtle soup made of the most delicate hawks bills, of a surmullet served with puff
Forthwith all in the kneeling assembly, swaying from side to side and dashing up the sulphur with their hands,--first the right hand and a puff
of dust, and then the left,--began once more to chant their strange litany.
He compared it to a colossal puff
of flame suddenly and violently squirted out of the planet, "as flaming gases rushed out of a gun.
But tell me now, count," exclaimed Albert, delighted at the idea of having to chaperon so distinguished a person as Monte Cristo; "tell me truly whether you are in earnest, or if this project of visiting Paris is merely one of the chimerical and uncertain air castles of which we make so many in the course of our lives, but which, like a house built on the sand, is liable to be blown over by the first puff
Thus tossing to and fro, they might have been fancifully compared to a splendid bunch of flowers, suddenly shaken by a puff
of wind, which threatened to scatter the leaves of an old, brown, withered rose, on the same stalk with two dewy buds,--such being the emblem of the widow between her fair young bridemaids.
With every puff
of the wind the fire leaped upward from the hearth, laughing and rejoicing at the shrieks of the wintry storm.
But, just then, a puff
of wind brought down the smoke of the kitchen chimney among them, and caused each man to smell the odor of the dish that he liked best; and, after scenting it, they thought everything else moonshine, and nothing real save this palace, and save the banquet that was evidently ready to be served up in it.
The least puff
of wind stealing round the corners of the dock buildings stirs these captives fettered to rigid shores.
he said at last, after he had given one conservative puff
of the west-wind blew against the snow-child, and again she sparkled like a star.