The Mark Boat's vertical
spindle of light lies down to eastward, setting in the face of the following stars.
The other bank of the stream was open ground -- a gentle slope topped with a stockade of vertical
tree trunks, loopholed for rifles, with a single embrasure through which protruded the muzzle of a brass cannon commanding the bridge.
His external balloon, which had the dimensions given above, contained a less one of the same shape, which was only forty-five feet in horizontal, and sixty-eight feet in vertical
You'd better lend me a hand then, my boy," he replied, "for I cannot budge her out of the vertical
With their help I managed to get the unwieldy tons of its great bulk into a vertical
position--the nose deep in a hole we had dug in the sand and the rest of it supported by the trunks of date-palms cut for the purpose.
Satisfied, the ape-man ran nimbly up the vertical
wall, aided by the rope which he clutched in both hands.
And then the gleaming point of Norman of Torn flashed, lightning-like, in his victim's face, and above the right eye of Peter of Colfax was a thin vertical
cut from which the red blood had barely started to ooze ere another swift move of that master sword hand placed a fellow to parallel the first.
He had lain within the court for several hours before the first rays of sunlight penetrated the vertical
shaft; almost simultaneously he heard the pattering of bare feet in the corridors about him, and a moment later saw the galleries above fill with crafty faces as a score or more entered the courtyard.
When the snowshoe was pressed into the snow, its nose was confronted by a vertical
wall of snow twelve inches high.
Ah Moy, had he not long since been delivered back to China by the immigration authorities, could have told him the meaning of that swelling, just as he could have told Dag Daughtry the meaning of the increasing area of numbness between his eyes where the tiny, vertical
, lion-lines were cutting more conspicuously.
It terminated in a concave breast of rock, nearly vertical
and destitute of vegetation.
At some distance away to his right it presented a clean, vertical
profile against a background of blue sky to a point half the way down, and of distant hills hardly less blue, thence to the tops of the trees at its base.
His low forehead was seamed with wrinkles above the eyes, and over the nose these became vertical
Consequently, at the moment of firing the visual radius applied to the moon will describe, with the vertical
line of the place, an angle of sixty-four degrees.
If the number of the species of a genus, or the number of the genera of a family, be represented by a vertical
line of varying thickness, crossing the successive geological formations in which the species are found, the line will sometimes falsely appear to begin at its lower end, not in a sharp point, but abruptly; it then gradually thickens upwards, sometimes keeping for a space of equal thickness, and ultimately thins out in the upper beds, marking the decrease and final extinction of the species.