It missed him by an inch, and crashed
against a plaster statuette of the Infant Samuel on the top of the piano.
Volley after volley they vomited upon the temple guards; volley on volley crashed
through the thin air toward the fleeting and illusive fliers.
Now a panel crashed
inward upon the floor, and Mors Kajak sprang to the opening to defend the way until we should have time to release the others.
I will only say that we had agreed that it would be wisest for me to lie like a log among the rest for half an hour, before staggering to my feet and rousing house and police; and that in that half-hour Barney Maguire crashed
to the floor, without waking either himself or his companions, though not without bringing my beating heart into the very roof of my mouth.
upon my skull as I still struggled vainly; again and again it came down mercilessly in the same place; until I felt as though a sponge of warm water had been squeezed over my head, and saw a hundred withered masks grinning sudden exultation into mine; but still the lean arm whirled, and the splinters flew, till I was blind with my blood and the seven senses were beaten out of me.
and the cow struggled manfully--lost ground steadily--dirt and dust streamed down, and before Oliver could get well away, the entire cow crashed
through on to the table and made a shapeless wreck of every thing!
Meanwhile the herd had crashed
off in wild alarm in the other direction.
Tables were overturned, glasses crashed
to the ground.
The ladder, launched backwards, remained erect and standing for an instant, and seemed to hesitate, then wavered, then suddenly, describing a frightful arc of a circle eighty feet in radius, crashed
upon the pavement with its load of ruffians, more rapidly than a drawbridge when its chains break.
And down there, somewhere in the wind and rain, guns roared, shells crashed
home, and, after the old manner of warfare, men toiled and died.
and a Cossack, riding a little to their right and behind the accountant, crashed
to earth with his horse.
In the gloom that they brought with them the two pirates did not see the rock till they crashed
The Steward ducked to escape the heavy jewel, which crashed
against the door just over his left ear.
A few ingots toppled from the higher tiers, a single piece of the rocky ceiling splintered off and crashed
downward to the floor, and the walls cracked, though they did not collapse.
For that matter, his greater weight would have crashed
him through the foliage before he could have got to me.