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It swarms with a mean kind of leather-headed mud-colored angels - and your nearest white neighbor is likely to be a million miles away.
said the Professor, in response, and as he spoke he put over his hand, and in a way that made me shudder, pulled back the dead lips and showed the white teeth.
White Plume (we are pleased with his chivalrous soubriquet) inhabited a large stone house, built for him by order of the American government: but the establishment had not been carried out in corresponding style.
The Vale was known in former times as the Forest of White Hart, from a curious legend of King Henry III's reign, in which the killing by a certain Thomas de la Lynd of a beautiful white hart which the king had run down and spared, was made the occasion of a heavy fine.
Later, and especially since the war, the term seems to be used wholly in a political sense--that is, to designate the counties where the black people outnumber the white.
And Michael, by the dim glows of the pipe surveying the scene of the two old men, one squatted in the dark, the other standing, knew naught of the tragedy of age, and was only aware, and overwhelmingly aware, of the immense likableness of this two- legged white god, who, with fingers of magic, through ear-roots and tail-roots and spinal column, had won to the heart of him.
The white man rested his chin on his crossed arms and gazed at the wake of the boat.
it was that accursed white whale that razeed me; made a poor pegging lubber of me for ever and a day
Now if I were not in Natal, I should say that there was a heavy fall of snow coming," said the White Man to himself.
Because I shall wear shining armor and gauntlets of steel, like the other white princes, and ride on a horse.
They seemed to me then to be brown men; but their limbs were oddly swathed in some thin, dirty, white stuff down even to the fingers and feet: I have never seen men so wrapped up before, and women so only in the East.
All other things that we state, such as that he is white, that he runs, and so on, are irrelevant to the definition.
The spell of the fair wind has a subtle power to scatter a white-winged company of ships looking all the same way, each with its white fillet of tumbling foam under the bow.
The White Worm, in her own proper shape, certainly has great facilities for the business on which she is now engaged.
In front of the cottage was a garden wherein stood two rose-trees, one of which bore white and the other red roses.