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crash 1

 (krăsh)
v. crashed, crash·ing, crash·es
v.intr.
1.
a. To break violently or noisily; smash: The dishes crashed to pieces on the floor.
b. To undergo sudden damage or destruction on impact: The car crashed into a tree.
2. To make a sudden loud noise: The cymbals crash at the end of each measure.
3. To move noisily or so as to cause damage: went crashing through the woods.
4. To undergo a sudden severe downturn, as a market or economy.
5. Computers To stop functioning due to a crash.
6. Slang To undergo a period of unpleasant feeling or depression as an aftereffect of drug-taking.
7. Slang
a. To find temporary lodging or shelter, as for the night.
b. To fall asleep from exhaustion.
v.tr.
1. To cause to crash: crashed the truck into the signpost.
2. To dash to pieces; smash: crashed the ice with a sledgehammer.
3. Informal To join or enter (a party, for example) without invitation.
n.
1. A sudden loud noise, as of an object breaking: She looked up when she heard the crash outside.
2.
a. A smashing to pieces.
b. A collision, as between two automobiles. See Synonyms at collision.
3. A sudden severe downturn: a market crash; a population crash.
4. Computers
a. A sudden failure of a hard drive caused by damaging contact between the head and the storage surface, often resulting in the loss of data on the drive.
b. A sudden failure of a program or operating system, usually without serious consequences.
5. Slang Mental depression after drug-taking.
adj. Informal
Of or characterized by an intensive effort to produce or accomplish: a crash course on income-tax preparation; a crash diet.
Idiom:
crash and burn Slang
To fail utterly.

[Middle English crasschen; probably akin to crasen, to shatter; see craze.]

crash′er n.

crash 2

 (krăsh)
n.
1. A coarse, light, unevenly woven fabric of cotton or linen, used for towels and curtains.
2. Starched reinforced fabric used to strengthen a book binding or the spine of a bound book.

[From Russian krashenina, colored linen, from krashenie, coloring, from krasit', to color; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

crash

(kræʃ)
vb
1. to make or cause to make a loud noise as of solid objects smashing or clattering
2. to fall or cause to fall with force, breaking in pieces with a loud noise as of solid objects smashing
3. (intr) to break or smash in pieces with a loud noise
4. (intr) to collapse or fail suddenly: this business is sure to crash.
5. (Aeronautics) to cause (an aircraft) to hit land or water violently resulting in severe damage or (of an aircraft) to hit land or water in this way
6. (Automotive Engineering) to cause (a car, etc) to collide with another car or other object or (of two or more cars) to be involved in a collision
7. to move or cause to move violently or noisily: to crash through a barrier.
8. informal Brit short for gate-crash
9. (Computer Science) (intr) (of a computer system or program) to fail suddenly and completely because of a malfunction
10. (intr) slang another term for crash out
11. crash and burn informal to fail; be unsuccessful
n
12. an act or instance of breaking and falling to pieces
13. a sudden loud noise: the crash of thunder.
14. a collision, as between vehicles
15. (Aeronautics) a sudden descent of an aircraft as a result of which it hits land or water
16. (Economics) the sudden collapse of a business, stock exchange, etc, esp one causing further financial failure
17. (modifier)
a. requiring or using intensive effort and all possible resources in order to accomplish something quickly: a crash programme.
b. sudden or vigorous: a crash halt; a crash tackle.
18. crash-and-burn informal a complete failure
[C14: probably from crasen to smash, shatter + dasshen to strike violently, dash1; see craze]
ˈcrasher n

crash

(kræʃ)
n
(Textiles) a coarse cotton or linen cloth used for towelling, curtains, etc
[C19: from Russian krashenina coloured linen]

crash1

(kræʃ)

v.i.
1. to make a loud, clattering noise, as of something dashed to pieces.
2. to break or fall to pieces with noise.
3. (of moving objects) to collide, esp. violently and noisily.
4. to strike with a crash.
5. to land an aircraft in such a way that damage is unavoidable.
6. to collapse or fail suddenly, as a financial enterprise.
7. Slang.
a. to sleep.
b. to stay or live temporarily without payment: I crashed with my brother for a week.
c. to fall asleep.
8. Slang. to experience unpleasant sensations, as sudden exhaustion or depression, when a drug, esp. an amphetamine, wears off.
9. Med. Slang. to suffer cardiac arrest.
10. (of a plant or animal population) to decline rapidly.
11. (of a computer) to shut down because of a malfunction of hardware or software.
v.t.
12. to break into pieces violently and noisily; shatter.
13. to cause (a moving vehicle) to collide with or strike another object violently (usu. fol. by into): He crashed his car into a tree.
14. to force or drive with violence and noise (usu. fol. by in, through, out, etc.): to crash a truck through a gate.
15. to cause (an aircraft) to sustain severe damage in landing.
16. to enter or force one's way into without invitation, payment, or pass.
n.
17. an act or instance of crashing.
18. a sudden loud noise, as of something being violently smashed.
19.
a. a collision, as of automobiles or trains.
b. the emergency landing of an aircraft, space vehicle, etc., usu. causing severe damage.
20. a sudden general collapse of a business, the stock market, etc.
21. a sudden, rapid decline in the size of a plant or animal population.
adj.
22. characterized by an intensive effort, esp. to deal with an emergency, meet a deadline, etc.: a crash plan for flood relief; a crash diet.
[1350–1400; Middle English crasche, b. crase to break (see craze) and masche mash]
crash′er, n.

crash2

(kræʃ)

n.
a plain-weave fabric of rough, irregular, or lumpy yarns.
[1805–15; probably < Russian krashenína painted or dyed coarse linen =kráshen(yĭ) painted (past participle of krásit' to paint) + -ina n. suffix]

crash

- May have been created as an imitation of the sound of noisy breaking, or may be a blend of craze and dash.
See also related terms for noisy.

Crash

 of rhinoceroses-Lipton, 1970.

crash


Past participle: crashed
Gerund: crashing

Imperative
crash
crash
Present
I crash
you crash
he/she/it crashes
we crash
you crash
they crash
Preterite
I crashed
you crashed
he/she/it crashed
we crashed
you crashed
they crashed
Present Continuous
I am crashing
you are crashing
he/she/it is crashing
we are crashing
you are crashing
they are crashing
Present Perfect
I have crashed
you have crashed
he/she/it has crashed
we have crashed
you have crashed
they have crashed
Past Continuous
I was crashing
you were crashing
he/she/it was crashing
we were crashing
you were crashing
they were crashing
Past Perfect
I had crashed
you had crashed
he/she/it had crashed
we had crashed
you had crashed
they had crashed
Future
I will crash
you will crash
he/she/it will crash
we will crash
you will crash
they will crash
Future Perfect
I will have crashed
you will have crashed
he/she/it will have crashed
we will have crashed
you will have crashed
they will have crashed
Future Continuous
I will be crashing
you will be crashing
he/she/it will be crashing
we will be crashing
you will be crashing
they will be crashing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been crashing
you have been crashing
he/she/it has been crashing
we have been crashing
you have been crashing
they have been crashing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been crashing
you will have been crashing
he/she/it will have been crashing
we will have been crashing
you will have been crashing
they will have been crashing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been crashing
you had been crashing
he/she/it had been crashing
we had been crashing
you had been crashing
they had been crashing
Conditional
I would crash
you would crash
he/she/it would crash
we would crash
you would crash
they would crash
Past Conditional
I would have crashed
you would have crashed
he/she/it would have crashed
we would have crashed
you would have crashed
they would have crashed

crash

When an irrecoverable failure occurs in hardware or software.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crash - a loud resonant repeating noisecrash - a loud resonant repeating noise; "he could hear the clang of distant bells"
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
2.crash - a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles); "they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane"
accident - an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury
prang - a crash involving a car or plane
3.crash - a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
4.crash - the act of colliding with something; "his crash through the window"; "the fullback's smash into the defensive line"
hitting, striking, hit - the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
impingement, impaction - a sharp collision produced by striking or dashing against something
5.crash - (computer science) an event that causes a computer system to become inoperative; "the crash occurred during a thunderstorm and the system has been down ever since"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
misadventure, mischance, mishap - an instance of misfortune
head crash - (computer science) a crash of a read/write head in a hard disk drive (usually caused by contact of the head with the surface of the magnetic disk)
Verb1.crash - fall or come down violently; "The branch crashed down on my car"; "The plane crashed in the sea"
come down, descend, go down, fall - move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again"
2.crash - move with, or as if with, a crashing noise; "The car crashed through the glass door"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
3.crash - undergo damage or destruction on impact; "the plane crashed into the ocean"; "The car crashed into the lamp post"
clash, collide - crash together with violent impact; "The cars collided"; "Two meteors clashed"
4.crash - move violently as through a barrier; "The terrorists crashed the gate"
go across, pass, go through - go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"
5.crash - break violently or noisily; smash;
disintegrate - break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity; "The material disintegrated"; "the group disintegrated after the leader died"
crash - cause to crash; "The terrorists crashed the plane into the palace"; "Mother crashed the motorbike into the lamppost"
6.crash - occupy, usually uninvited; "My son's friends crashed our house last weekend"
lodge in, occupy, reside - live (in a certain place); "She resides in Princeton"; "he occupies two rooms on the top floor"
7.crash - make a sudden loud sound; "the waves crashed on the shore and kept us awake all night"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
8.crash - enter uninvitedcrash - enter uninvited; informal; "let's crash the party!"
intrude, irrupt - enter uninvited; "They intruded on our dinner party"; "She irrupted into our sitting room"
9.crash - cause to crash; "The terrorists crashed the plane into the palace"; "Mother crashed the motorbike into the lamppost"
break apart, break up, crash - break violently or noisily; smash;
wrap - crash into so as to coil around; "The teenager wrapped his car around the fire hydrant"
prang - crash
collide - cause to collide; "The physicists collided the particles"
ditch - crash or crash-land; "ditch a car"; "ditch a plane"
10.crash - hurl or thrust violently; "He dashed the plate against the wall"; "Waves were dashing against the rock"
hurl, hurtle, cast - throw forcefully
11.crash - undergo a sudden and severe downturn; "the economy crashed"; "will the stock market crash again?"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
12.crash - stop operating; "My computer crashed last night"; "The system goes down at least once a week"
conk out, go bad, break down, die, fail, give out, give way, break, go - stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"
13.crash - sleep in a convenient place; "You can crash here, though it's not very comfortable"
bed down, bunk down - go to bed; "We bedded down at midnight"

crash

noun
1. collision, accident, smash, wreck, prang (informal), bump, pile-up (informal), smash-up His elder son was killed in a car crash a few years ago.
2. smash, clash, boom, smashing, bang, thunder, thump, racket, din, clatter, clattering, thud, clang Two people in the flat recalled hearing a loud crash about 1.30am.
3. collapse, failure, depression, ruin, bankruptcy, downfall He predicted correctly that there was going to be a stock market crash.
verb
1. fall, pitch, plunge, sprawl, topple, lurch, hurtle, come a cropper (informal), overbalance, fall headlong He lost his balance and crashed to the floor.
2. plunge, hurtle, precipitate yourself We heard the sound of an animal crashing through the undergrowth.
3. smash, break, break up, shatter, fragment, fracture, shiver, disintegrate, splinter, dash to pieces Her glass fell on the floor and crashed into a thousand pieces
4. collapse, fail, go under, be ruined, go bust (informal), fold up, go broke (informal), go to the wall, go belly up (informal), smash, fold When the market crashed they assumed the deal would be cancelled.
adjective
1. intensive, concentrated, immediate, urgent, round-the-clock, emergency I might take a crash course in typing.
crash into collide with, hit, bump into, bang into, run into, drive into, plough into, hurtle into His car crashed into the rear of a van.

crash

verb
1. To undergo wrecking:
Informal: crack up, pile up.
2. To come together or come up against with force:
3. To strike, set down, or close in such a way as to make a loud noise:
4. To strike together with a loud, harsh noise:
5. To undergo sudden financial failure:
Informal: fold.
Idioms: go belly up, go bust, go on the rocks, go to the wall.
6. Slang. To go to bed:
bed (down), retire.
Informal: turn in.
Slang: flop.
noun
1. A loud striking together:
2. A forceful movement causing a loud noise:
3. A wrecking of a vehicle:
Informal: crackup, pileup.
4. Violent forcible contact between two or more things:
5. An abrupt disastrous failure:
adjective
Informal. Designed to meet emergency needs as quickly as possible:
Informal: hurry-up, rush.
Translations
إصطِدامإنهِيار، إفْـلاساِرْتِطامتَـحَطُّمتحطم
třeskvrazitzkolabovatzkrachovatzřítit se
bragsammenstødlyn-nedbrudovernatte
rysähdystörmätäkolarikuokkialauma
srušiti sesudarsudariti setresak
átcsörtetgyorstalpalókarambolpénzügyi krach
áreksturbrak, bramlbrotlendafara á hausinnfjárhagslegt hrun
衝突するガシャンという音クラッシュクラッシュする激突
...을 무너뜨리다굉음꽝하고 박살나다충돌
brautisintensyvuskrachasnutupdyti avarijos ištiktą lėktuvąpatirti bankrotą
avārijabankrotētbankrotsblīkšķisciest avāriju
skrachovať
sesuti setrčenjetrčititruščzrušitev
brakbrakakraschasmäll
ไม่ทำงานการเกิดเสียงดังการชนชนอย่างแรง
çarpmakçökmeçökmekgümbürtügürültüyle kır mak
đâm mạnhđột ngột ngưng hoạt độngtiếng loảng xoảngva chạm mạnh

crash

[kræʃ]
A. N
1. (= noise) → estrépito m; (= thunder) → estruendo m; (= explosion) → estallido m
2. (= accident) (Aut) → choque m (Aer) → accidente m
to have a crash (Aut) → tener un accidente de coche, chocar con el coche
to be in a car/plane crashtener un accidente de coche/aviación
3. (Fin) [of stock exchange] → crac m; [of business] (= failure) → quiebra f
the 1929 crashla crisis económica de 1929
B. VT
1. (= smash) [+ car, aircraft etc] → estrellar (into contra) he crashed his head against the wallse estrelló la cabeza contra la pared
2. (= gatecrash) to crash a partycolarse en una fiesta
C. VI
1. (= fall noisily) → caer con estrépito; (= move noisily) → moverse de manera ruidosa
to come crashing downcaer con gran estrépito
2. (= have accident) → tener un accidente (Aer) → estrellarse, caer a tierra; (= collide) [two vehicles] → chocar
to crash into/throughchocar or estrellarse contra
3. (Fin) [business] → quebrar; [stock exchange] → sufrir una crisis
when the stock market crashedcuando la bolsa se derrumbó
4. (Comput) → bloquearse, colgarse (Sp)
5. (= sleep) → dormir, pasar la noche
D. ADV he went crash into a treedio de lleno contra un árbol
E. EXCL¡zas!, ¡pum!
F. CPD [diet etc] → intensivo, acelerado
crash barrier N (Brit) (Aut) → quitamiedos m inv; (at stadium etc) → valla f protectora
crash course Ncurso m intensivo or acelerado
crash dive N [of submarine] → inmersión f de emergencia
crash helmet Ncasco m protector
crash landing Naterrizaje m forzoso or de emergencia
crash pad Nguarida f, lugar m donde dormir
crash programme (Brit) crash program (US) Nprograma m de urgencia
crash out
A. VT + ADV to be crashed outestar hecho polvo
B. VI + ADV (= collapse) → caer redondo; (= sleep) → dormirse

crash

[ˈkræʃ]
n
(= noise) → fracas m
(= accident) (involving car, plane)accident m car crash, plane crash, train crash
[business] → faillite f
[stock market] → krach m
vt
to crash one's car → avoir un accident de voiture
He's crashed his car → Il a eu un accident de voiture.
He crashed the car into a wall → Il s'est écrasé contre un mur avec sa voiture.
He deliberately crashed the plane → Il s'est écrasé délibérément.
vi
[plane] → s'écraser
The plane crashed → L'avion s'est écrasé.
[two cars] → se percuter
His car crashed → Il a eu un accident de voiture.
(= collapse) [business] → faire faillite
crash into
vt (= strike) [car] → rentrer dans; [plane] → s'écraser contrecrash barrier n (British) (on road)glissière f de sécurité, rail m de sécuritécrash course n (= short course) → cours m intensifcrash diet nrégime m draconiencrash helmet ncasque mcrash-land [ˈkræʃˈlænd]
vi [pilot, plane] → atterrir en catastrophe
vt [+ plane] → poser en catastrophecrash landing crash-landing [ˈkræʃˈlændɪŋ] natterrissage m forcé, atterrissage m en catastrophe
to make a crash-landing [plane, pilot] → atterrir en catastrophecrash site n [plane] → lieu m de la catastrophe; [car] → lieu m de l'accident

crash

n
(= noise)Krach (→ en nt no pl) m no pl; (of thunder, cymbals also, of drums)Schlag m; there was a crash upstairses hat oben gekracht; the vase fell to the ground with a crashdie Vase fiel krachend zu Boden; a crash of thunderein Donnerschlag m; the crash of the waves against …das Krachen der Wellen gegen …
(= accident)Unfall m, → Unglück nt; (= collision also)Zusammenstoß m; (with several cars) → Karambolage f; (= plane crash)(Flugzeug)unglück nt; to be in a (car) crashin einen (Auto)unfall verwickelt sein; to have a crash(mit dem Auto) verunglücken, einen (Auto)unfall haben; (= cause it)einen Unfall verursachen or bauen (inf); the impact of the crashdie Wucht des Aufpralls; (into another car) → die Wucht des Zusammenstoßes
(Fin) → Zusammenbruch m; (St Ex) → Börsenkrach m
(Comput) → Crash m (inf), → Absturz m
advkrach; he went crash into a treeer krachte gegen einen Baum; crash, bang, wallop! (inf)bums! (inf), → krach! (inf)
vt
car, bicycleeinen Unfall haben mit; planeabstürzen mit; if you let him use your car he’s bound to crash itwenn du ihm dein Auto gibst, fährt er es dir bestimmt kaputt (inf); to crash one’s car into somethingmit dem Auto gegen etw krachen or knallen (inf); the car was found crasheddas Auto wurde demoliert aufgefunden
(with particle: = bang) stop crashing the plates aroundhör auf, mit den Tellern zu scheppern (inf); he crashed the cymbals togetherer schlug scheppernd die Becken zusammen; he crashed his head against the windscreener krachte mit dem Kopf gegen die Windschutzscheibe; he crashed the car through the barrierer fuhr mit dem Auto voll durch die Absperrung (inf)
(inf: = gatecrash) to crash a partyuneingeladen zu einer Party gehen, in eine Party hineinplatzen
vi
(= have an accident)verunglücken, einen Unfall haben; (plane, computer)abstürzen; to crash into somethinggegen etw (acc)krachen or knallen (inf)
(with particle: = move with a crash) → krachen; to crash to the ground/through somethingzu Boden/durch etw krachen; they went crashing through the undergrowthsie brachen krachend durchs Unterholz; his fist crashed into Tom’s faceseine Faust landete krachend in Toms Gesicht; the whole roof came crashing down (on him)das ganze Dach krachte auf ihn herunter; his whole world crashed about him or his earsseine ganze Welt brach zusammen
(Fin) → Pleite machen (inf); (Comput) → abstürzen; when Wall Street crashedals Wall Street zusammenbrach, beim Börsenkrach der Wall Street
(inf: also crash out) (= sleep)knacken (sl); (= fall asleep)einknacken (sl); (= become unconscious)zusammenklappen (inf)

crash

:
crash barrier
nLeitplanke f
crash course
crash diet
nRadikalkur f
crash dive
nSchnelltauchmanöver nt
crash-dive
vischnelltauchen
crash helmet
nSturzhelm m

crash

:
crash-land
vteine Bruchlandung machen mit, bruchlanden mit
crash-landing
nBruchlandung f
crash programme
nIntensivprogramm nt

crash

[kræʃ]
1. n
a. (accident) → incidente m
there has been a plane crash → un aereo è precipitato
b. (noise) → fragore m, fracasso; (of thunder) → fragore
c. (of business) → fallimento (Stock Exchange) → crollo
2. vt (smash, car) → avere un incidente con, fracassare, sfasciare
he crashed the car into a wall → andò a sbattere contro un muro con la macchina
the pilot crashed the plane → il pilota ha fatto precipitare l'aereo
3. vi
a. (car) → avere un incidente; (plane) → cadere, precipitare; (collide, two vehicles) → scontrarsi
to crash into sth → scontrarsi con qc, andare a sbattere contro qc, schiantarsi contro qc
the plates came crashing down → i piatti sono andati in frantumi
b. (business) → fallire, andare in rovina; (stock market) → crollare
4. adj (diet, course) → intensivo/a, rapido/a

crash

(krӕʃ) noun
1. a noise as of heavy things breaking or falling on something hard. I heard a crash, and looked round to see that he'd dropped all the plates.
2. a collision. There was a crash involving three cars.
3. a failure of a business etc. the Wall Street crash.
4. a sudden failure of a computer. A computer crash is very costly.
verb
1. to (cause to) fall with a loud noise. The glass crashed to the floor.
2. to drive or be driven violently (against, into). He crashed (his car); His car crashed into a wall.
3. (of aircraft) to land or be landed in such a way as to be damaged or destroyed. His plane crashed in the mountains.
4. (of a business) to fail.
5. to force one's way noisily (through, into). He crashed through the undergrowth.
6. (of a computer) to stop working suddenly. If the computer crashes, we may lose all our files.
adjective
rapid and concentrated. a crash course in computer technology.
ˈcrash-helmet noun
a covering for the head, worn for protection by racing-motorists, motor cyclists etc.
ˌcrash-ˈland verb
to land (an aircraft), usually in an emergency, with the undercarriage up.

crash

اِرْتِطام, تَـحَطُّم, يَتَحَطَّمُ, يَتَحَطَّمُ havárie, havarovat, třesk, zkolabovat brag, forulykke, gå ned, sammenstød einen Unfall haben mit, Krach, verunglücken, Zusammenstoß κρότος, συγκρούομαι, σύγκρουση αυτοκινήτων, τσακίζω bloquearse, chocar, choque, estrellar, estrépito, estruendo, fallar kolari, rysähdys, törmätä accident, avoir un accident, craquement, s’écraser srušiti se, sudar, sudariti se, tresak fracasso, impallarsi, scontrarsi, scontro ガシャンという音, 衝突, 衝突させる, 衝突する ...을 무너뜨리다, 굉음, 꽝하고 박살나다, 충돌 botsen, botsing, crashen, lawaai kollidere, krasj, smell huk, katastrofa, rozbić, rozbić się acidente de carro, acidente de viação, bater contra, crashar, espatifar-se, estrépito, estrondo, falhar аварийный отказ, авария, грохот, разбить brak, braka, krascha, smäll ไม่ทำงาน, การเกิดเสียงดัง, การชน, ชนอย่างแรง araba kazası, çarpılmak, çarpma, çarpmak đâm mạnh, đột ngột ngưng hoạt động, tiếng loảng xoảng, va chạm mạnh 使撞毁, 坠毁, 巨响

crash

n. choque violento; accidente de tráfico.
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It caught in the window, the tower tottered, leaned forward, fell with a crash, and buried the unhappy lovers in the ruins.
was the answer, as a louder crash of thunder than usual seemed to shake the very mountain.
Unlocking the door of her bath-room she went inside, and soon emerged, bringing a rug, which she spread upon the floor of the gallery, and two huge hair pillows covered with crash, which she placed against the front of the building.
Hawkeye, who feared his voice would betray him to his subtle enemies, gladly profited by the interruption, to break out anew in such a burst of musical expression as would, probably, in a more refined state of society have been termed "a grand crash.
It encountered his cranium with a tremendous crash, --he was tumbled headlong into the dust, and Gunpowder, the black steed, and the goblin rider, passed by like a whirlwind.
The most direful blow from the elephant's trunk were as the playful tap of a fan, compared with the measureless crush and crash of the sperm whale's ponderous flukes, which in repeated instances have one after the other hurled entire boats with all their oars and crews into the air, very much as an Indian juggler tosses his balls.
But Marija was not to be prevailed upon, and went on planning and dreaming of all the treasures she was going to have for her home; and so, when the crash did come, her grief was painful to see.
said Miss Ophelia to herself, proceeding to tumble over the drawer, where she found a nutmeg-grater and two or three nutmegs, a Methodist hymn-book, a couple of soiled Madras handkerchiefs, some yarn and knitting-work, a paper of tobacco and a pipe, a few crackers, one or two gilded china-saucers with some pomade in them, one or two thin old shoes, a piece of flannel carefully pinned up enclosing some small white onions, several damask table-napkins, some coarse crash towels, some twine and darning-needles, and several broken papers, from which sundry sweet herbs were sifting into the drawer.
I made about three passes in the air, and then there was an awful crash and that old tower leaped into the sky in chunks, along with a vast volcanic fountain of fire that turned night to noonday, and showed a thou- sand acres of human beings groveling on the ground in a general collapse of consternation.
The people went mad for pride in him, and joy and delight, and you couldn't hear yourself think, for the roar and boom and crash of applause.
It occurred to me, now, as it ought to have done before, that as the table was round, it was therefore of no value as a base to aim from; so I moved off once more, and at random among the wilderness of chairs and sofas-- wandering off into unfamiliar regions, and presently knocked a candlestick and knocked off a lamp, grabbed at the lamp and knocked off a water pitcher with a rattling crash, and thought to myself, "I've found you at last--I judged I was close upon you.
it was as bright as glory, and you'd have a little glimpse of tree- tops a-plunging about away off yonder in the storm, hundreds of yards further than you could see before; dark as sin again in a second, and now you'd hear the thunder let go with an awful crash, and then go rum- bling, grumbling, tumbling, down the sky towards the under side of the world, like rolling empty barrels down stairs -- where it's long stairs and they bounce a good deal, you know.