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For this, Umslopogaas, is the way of witches, be they of stone or flesh--when you draw near to them they change their shape.
Immediately he took the shape of a harpy, and, filled with rage, was determined to devour his son, and even the Princess too, if only he could overtake them.
457 inches further from them than the other, and accordingly know my shape to be 6.
Assume your proper shapes, gormandizers, and begone to the sty
What shape it was destined ultimately to take was a problem to his friends and a point on which the carver himself preserved a rigid silence.
When I saw that Strickland was really indifferent to the blame his conduct must excite, I could only draw back in horror as from a monster of hardly human shape.
Flushing, advancing into the centre of the clearing, was engaged in talk with a lean majestic man, whose bones and hollows at once made the shapes of the Englishman's body appear ugly and unnatural.
The houses of all shapes and sizes were piled about as a child might pile blocks of various forms and colors.
The shape of this house is quaint--it is even laughable.
Her eyes as stars of Twilight fair; Like Twilight's, too, her dusky hair; But all things else about her drawn From May-time and the cheerful Dawn; A dancing Shape, an Image gay, To haunt, to startle, and way-lay.
I described, as well as I could, our way of riding; the shape and use of a bridle, a saddle, a spur, and a whip; of harness and wheels.
A few rays of light, a wan, sinister light, that seemed to have been stolen from an expiring luminary, fell through some opening or other upon an old tower that raised its pasteboard battlements on the stage; everything, in this deceptive light, adopted a fantastic shape.
The facts relating to this apparition (entered in various log-books) agreed in most respects as to the shape of the object or creature in question, the untiring rapidity of its movements, its surprising power of locomotion, and the peculiar life with which it seemed endowed.
Its light struck a ghostly white beam across my cabin, and made an ominous shape on the planking by my bunk.
He approached the mass, surprised at the size and more so at the shape, since most meteorites are rounded more or less completely.