Next above these come the Nobility, of whom there are several degrees, beginning at Six-Sided Figures, or Hexagons, and from thence rising in the number of their sides
till they receive the honourable title of Polygonal, or many-sided.
Beyond this front, is there to be a fair court, but three sides
of it, of a far lower building than the front.
They marched directly across the arena toward the rocks upon the opposite side
, where, spreading their bat-like wings, they rose above the high wall of the pit, settling down upon the bowlders above.
From the higher sides
of the cog the bowmen could shoot straight down, at a range which was so short as to enable a cloth-yard shaft to pierce through mail-coats or to transfix a shield, though it were an inch thick of toughened wood.
On each hand the walls of the ravine presented their overhanging sides
both above and below the fall, affording no means whatever of avoiding the cataract by taking a circuit round it.
The dawn had come quite, clear; we could see the stony sides
of the valley, and its bottom, which was bestrewed with rocks, and the river, which went from one side
to another, and made white falls; but nowhere the smoke of a house, nor any living creature but some eagles screaming round a cliff.
Then giving a great spring, he shot through the air and landed safely on the other side
Vronsky was aware of those eyes fastened upon him from all sides
, but he saw nothing except the ears and neck of his own mare, the ground racing to meet him, and the back and white legs of Gladiator beating time swiftly before him, and keeping always the same distance ahead.
They are not a bit like stairs, but I never saw anything like them anywhere else, with their short green turf, and tender bluebells, and gossamer and thistle-down gleaming in the sun and the sheep-paths running along their sides
like ruled lines.
It was plain, therefore, that the attack would be developed from the north and that on the other three sides
we were only to be annoyed by a show of hostilities.
41421 (or at some lesser distance), from the centres of the six surrounding spheres in the same layer; and at the same distance from the centres of the adjoining spheres in the other and parallel layer; then, if planes of intersection between the several spheres in both layers be formed, there will result a double layer of hexagonal prisms united together by pyramidal bases formed of three rhombs; and the rhombs and the sides
of the hexagonal prisms will have every angle identically the same with the best measurements which have been made of the cells of the hive-bee.
At sight of me their long-swords flashed from the harness at their sides
, but I raised my hand in a gesture of restraint.