Because no man can ever feel his own identity aright except his eyes be closed; as if darkness were indeed the proper element of our essences, though light be more congenial to our clayey
My new clothes was all greased up and clayey
, and I was dog-tired.
There was abundance, too, of the salt weed which grows most plentiful in clayey
and gravelly barrens.
Her weather-tanned complexion, already affected by her confined life, took on an extraordinary clayey
aspect which reminded me of a strange head painted by El Greco which my friend Prax had hung on one of his walls and used to rail at; yet not without a certain respect.
The dark indicate vegetable decay, while the others point to clayey
The country, dry and parched as it was, consisting of a clayey
soil that cracked open with the heat, seemed, indeed, a desert: here and there were a few traces of caravans; the bones of men and animals, that had been half-gnawed away, mouldering together in the same dust.
There were no means of resisting that rising tide of frightful faces; rage made these fierce countenances ruddy; their clayey
brows were dripping with sweat; their eyes darted lightnings; all these grimaces, all these horrors laid siege to Quasimodo.
And while he was retiring from that place, he slipped in a clayey
place and fell upon his side, and died, it is said, the third day after.
and sandy soils had acquired extreme hardness under the action of the heat; but, by the aid of the machines, the rubbish on being dug out was rapidly carted away on railway wagons; and such was the ardor of the work, so persuasive the arguments of Barbicane's dollars, that by the 3rd of September all traces of the mould had entirely disappeared.
In the nature of the land, however, around Maldonado, no such reason is apparent; the rocky mountains afford protected situations; enjoying various kinds of soil; streamlets of water are common at the bottoms of nearly every valley; and the clayey
nature of the earth seems adapted to retain moisture.
The river has a clayey
bottom and is full of holes, so that half a horse is constantly disappearing unexpectedly, and can't be found again for some time.
There were many marks of footsteps upon the wet clayey
soil, but since the police had been coming and going over it, I was unable to see how my companion could hope to learn anything from it.