"I've made such quantities it would be hard to choose which I'd have," said Laurie, lying flat and throwing cones at the squirrel who had betrayed him.
Bent on showing that he was not offended, he made himself as agreeable as possible, wound cotton for Meg, recited poetry to please Jo, shook down cones for Beth, and helped Amy with her ferns, proving himself a fit person to belong to the `Busy Bee Society'.
It then busily hops about the entangled mass of rotting cones and branches, with its little tail cocked upwards.
This most beautiful mountain, formed like a perfect cone, and white with snow, stands out in front of the Cordillera.
The soldiers, of whom there are the most, form the lower section of the cone and its base.
And so without particularly analyzing all the contiguous sections of a cone and of the ranks of an army, or the ranks and positions in any administrative or public business whatever from the lowest to the highest, we see a law by which men, to take associated action, combine in such relations that the more directly they participate in performing the action the less they can command and the more numerous they are, while the less their direct participation in the action itself, the more they command and the fewer of them there are; rising in this way from the lowest ranks to the man at the top, who takes the least direct share in the action and directs his activity chiefly to commanding.
"It is from the top of this cone
that the second pipe issues, and it runs, as I have said, into the upper beds of the balloon.
Presently afterward the secretary of the Gun Club appeared at the top of the cone
in a triumphant attitude.
"Very well, replied Barbicane; "in popular language the mean distance from the moon to the earth being sixty terrestrial radii, the length of the cone
of the shadow, on account of refraction, is reduced to less than forty-two radii.
Mr Swiveller gathered up his knees so as to make a great cone
of the bedclothes, and conveyed into his countenance an expression of the utmost concern.
And he was as cool about it as an ice-cream cone
. Surely you remember!"
He threw a pine cone
at a jovial squirrel, and he ran with chattering fear.
Raoul perceived, from a distance, the two little turrets, the dove-cote in the elms, and the flights of pigeons, which wheeled incessantly around that brick cone
, seemingly without power to quit it, like the sweet memories which hover round a spirit at peace.
The mountain before them was shaped like a cone
and was so tall that its point was lost in the clouds.
One may picture, too, the sudden shifting of the attention, the swiftly spreading coils and bellyings of that blackness advancing headlong, towering heavenward, turning the twi- light to a palpable darkness, a strange and horrible antagonist of vapour striding upon its victims, men and horses near it seen dimly, running, shrieking, falling headlong, shouts of dismay, the guns suddenly abandoned, men choking and writhing on the ground, and the swift broadening-out of the opaque cone