I once met a man that had boated on the river he names," observed the eldest son, speaking in a low tone of voice, like one who distrusted his knowledge, and deemed it prudent to assume a becoming diffidence in the presence of a man who had seen so much: "from his tell, it must be a considerable stream, and deep enough for a keel-boat, from top to bottom
He only let her see for the present, while they walked through the great blank rooms, that absolute vacancy reigned and that, from top to bottom
, there was nothing but Mrs.
Then in the long, pointed windows, glass of a thousand hues; at the wide entrances to the hall, rich doors, finely sculptured; and all, the vaults, pillars, walls, jambs, panelling, doors, statues, covered from top to bottom
with a splendid blue and gold illumination, which, a trifle tarnished at the epoch when we behold it, had almost entirely disappeared beneath dust and spiders in the year of grace, 1549, when du Breul still admired it from tradition.
The more dazzling the front you presented, the higher your facade rose, the more I expected to see a big crack zigzagging from top to bottom
,"--he indicated its course in the air with his forefinger,-- "then a crash and clouds of dust.
The exercises connected with the dedication were held in Music Hall, in Boston, and the great hall was packed from top to bottom
with one of the most distinguished audiences that ever assembled in the city.
He swung up the heavy steel again; and this time sundered the wall of wood from top to bottom
at one stroke.
With its grimy, weather-stained walls and all the windows shuttered from top to bottom
, it looked damp and gloomy and deserted.
After reading it carefully, from top to bottom
, he consulted a polite private individual near at hand, who proved to be far more communicative than the policeman.
He copies neatly out of the rough-book the number of miles, the course of the ship, and in the column for "wind" scrawled the word "calm" from top to bottom
of the eight hours since noon.
Once upon a time three soldiers took shelter in the building for the night, and rummaged it from top to bottom
, when they found old Father Red-cap astride of a cider barrel in the cellar, with a jug in one hand and a goblet in the other.