A spring, which many long years before had induced the natives to select the place for their temporary fortification, was soon cleared of leaves, and a fountain of crystal gushed from the bed, diffusing
its waters over the verdant hillock.
The butter must not be forgotten,--butter which Phoebe herself had churned, in her own rural home, and brought it to her cousin as a propitiatory gift,--smelling of clover-blossoms, and diffusing
the charm of pastoral scenery through the dark-panelled parlor.
While, therefore, John ran to the spring for fresh water, and Simeon the second sifted meal for corn-cakes, and Mary ground coffee, Rachel moved gently, and quietly about, making biscuits, cutting up chicken, and diffusing
a sort of sunny radiance over the whole proceeding generally.
Civil power, properly organized and exerted, is capable of diffusing
its force to a very great extent; and can, in a manner, reproduce itself in every part of a great empire by a judicious arrangement of subordinate institutions.
A thick smoke rose, diffusing
a potent odor savoring marvelously of brimstone and asafetida, which, however grateful it might be to the olfactory nerves of spirits, nearly strangled poor Wolfert, and produced a fit of coughing and wheezing that made the whole grove resound.
Newman thought it a queer way for rich people to live; his ideal of grandeur was a splendid facade diffusing
its brilliancy outward too, irradiating hospitality.
Not far from these, we must find room for one whose success has been of the wrong kind; the man who should have lingered in the cloisters of a university, digging new treasures out of the Herculaneum of antique lore, diffusing
depth and accuracy of literature throughout his country, and thus making for himself a great and quiet fame.
Vholes, whose black dye was so deep from head to foot that it had quite steamed before the fire, diffusing
a very unpleasant perfume, made a short one-sided inclination of his head from the neck and slowly shook it.
His reading and the pictures had told him what they were, but he had no idea of how they could be made to produce the wondrous sunlight that some of his pictures had portrayed them as diffusing
upon all surrounding objects.
It is quite simple, being nothing more than a radium generator diffusing
radio-activity in all directions to a distance of a hundred yards or so from the flier.