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In Numa's estimation man was a slow-witted, slow-footed creature which commanded no respect unless accompanied by the acrid odor which spelled to the monarch's sensitive nostrils the great noise and the blinding flash of an express rifle.
Down came another blinding rush of driving snow, and the whole landscape was blotted out.
The fire from these myriads of diamonds was blinding.
It was extremely dark, this passage, after the blinding sunlight reflected from the sulphurous ground.
At last, however, I got over the well-mouth somehow, and staggered out of the ruin into the blinding sunlight.
An almost noise- less and blinding flash of light, and a man fell headlong and lay still; and as the unseen shaft of heat passed over them, pine trees burst into fire, and every dry furze bush became with one dull thud a mass of flames.
Now works its iron will, the startled sand Blinding the combatants together locked In the death-grip; while hill and vale and stream Glow with the flash and crash of arms.