There was a crash all around of splitting
glass, a further shock.
Then, with a whistling note that rose above the droning of the pit, the beam swung close over their heads, lighting the tops of the beech trees that line the road, and splitting
the bricks, smashing the windows, firing the window frames, and bring- ing down in crumbling ruin a portion of the gable of the house nearest the corner.
Not contented with tearing off all the wainscot and hangings, and splitting
the doors to pieces, they beat down the partition walls; and although that alone cost them near two hours, they cut down the cupola or lanthorn, and they began to take the slate and boards from the roof, and were prevented only by the approaching daylight from a total demolition of the building.
The words were scarcely out of his mouth when there was a groan, and a crack, and a splitting
sound, and tearing, crashing down among the other trees came an oak, torn up by the roots, and it fell right across the road just before us.
When an engine would strike a mass of blocked trucks, splitting
it into fragments, as a blow annihilates a cake of ice, Jimmie's team could usually be observed high and safe, with whole wheels, on the sidewalk.
If we therefore take his ideas on this point as the criterion of truth, we shall be driven to the alternative either of taking refuge at once in the arms of monarchy, or of splitting
ourselves into an infinity of little, jealous, clashing, tumultuous commonwealths, the wretched nurseries of unceasing discord, and the miserable objects of universal pity or contempt.
crashes swept along the lines until an interminable roar was developed.
The aspect of the straight road enlarged with their advance, the two banks dividing like a splitting
stick; one rushing past at each shoulder.
Anne sighed and betook herself to the back yard, over which a young new moon was shining through the leafless poplar boughs from an apple-green western sky, and where Matthew was splitting
Occasionally a hat or wig, or both, came spinning and trundling past him, like a mad thing; while the more serious spectacle of falling tiles and slates, or of masses of brick and mortar or fragments of stone-coping rattling upon the pavement near at hand, and splitting
into fragments, did not increase the pleasure of the journey, or make the way less dreary.
As my driver prophesied when I was plowing, they warmed me twice -- once while I was splitting
them, and again when they were on the fire, so that no fuel could give out more heat.
It was buttoned closely up to his chin, at the imminent hazard of splitting
the back; and an old stock, without a vestige of shirt collar, ornamented his neck.