One November afternoon, in the calm at the end of a rain-storm of several days' duration, when the sky was still completely overcast and the air was full of mist, I observed that the pond was remarkably smooth
, so that it was difficult to distinguish its surface; though it no longer reflected the bright tints of October, but the sombre November colors of the surrounding hills.
With an exclamation of delight I sprang forward to partake of some of the welcome food, but ere ever I reached it the light was extinguished, and, though I groped my way about the chamber, my hands came in contact with nothing beside the smooth
, hard wall that I had felt on my first examination of my prison.
watching the ghost-wolves leap and leap to drag me down, till the rock grew smooth
beneath the wearing of their feet.
The outer mountains are smooth
and conical, but steep; and the old volcanic rocks, of which they are formed, have been cut through by many profound ravines, diverging from the central broken parts of the island to the coast.
The Emperor returns these Austrian banners," said Bilibin, "friendly banners gone astray and found on a wrong path," and his brow became smooth
And the run of the slight swell was so smooth
that it resembled the graceful undulation of a piece of shimmering gray silk shot with gleams of green.
Behind us the glowing desert rolls away to the horizon, and before us lie mile upon mile of smooth
hard snow almost level, but swelling gently upwards, out of the centre of which the nipple of the mountain, that appears to be some miles in circumference, rises about four thousand feet into the sky.
Next instant a smooth
black cane was raining blow after blow on the man's head.
Everywhere you go, in any direction, you find either a hard, smooth
, level thoroughfare, just sprinkled with black lava sand, and bordered with little gutters neatly paved with small smooth
pebbles, or compactly paved ones like Broadway.
Levin rose to his feet, took off his overcoat, and scurrying over the rough ice round the hut, came out on the smooth
ice and skated without effort, as it were, by simple exercise of will, increasing and slackening speed and turning his course.
The darkness deepened fast; torches gleamed fitfully, passing behind bushes; a long hail or two trailed in the silence of the evening; and at last the night stretched its smooth
veil over the shore, the lights, and the voices.
The platforms of our playground, all shining smooth
He came home with his manners a good deal improved; he had lost his surliness and brusqueness, and was rather pleasantly soft and smooth
, now; he was furtively, and sometimes openly, ironical of speech, and given to gently touching people on the raw, but he did it with a good-natured semiconscious air that carried it off safely, and kept him from getting into trouble.