The lane was a very cloistral one, with a ribbon of gravelly
road, bordered on each side with a rich margin of turf and a scramble of blackberry bushes, green turf banks and dwarf oak-trees making a rich and plenteous shade.
I have a lease of this land--and gravelly
, poor stuff it is--and I am no ways beholden to Sir John's likings and dislikings.
I faced about again, and rushed towards the approaching Martian, rushed right down the gravelly
beach and headlong into the water.
All I know about the matter is, that one day Marheyo in my presence poured out the last drop from his huge calabash, and I observed at the bottom of the vessel a small quantity of gravelly
sediment very much resembling our common sand.
Edwards had preceded him; for the sight of the immense piles of fish, that were slowly rolling over on the gravelly
beach, had impelled him also to leave the ladies and join the fishermen.
The rude mountains and rugged ravines softened into beautiful hills, and intervening meadows, with rivulets winding through fresh herbage, and sparkling and murmuring over gravelly
beds, the whole forming a verdant and pastoral scene, which derived additional charms from being locked up in the bosom of such a hard-hearted region.
The long flat beach, with its little irregular houses, wooden and brick, and its litter of capstans, and great boats, and sheds, and bare upright poles with tackle and blocks, and loose gravelly
waste places overgrown with grass and weeds, wore as dull an appearance as any place I ever saw.
These elevated summits consist of rounded cones, between which the soil is bestrewn with erratic blocks of stone and gravelly
The bottom of the river was gravelly
, there was no indication of crocodiles, those menaces to promiscuous bathing in the rivers of certain portions of the dark continent, and so the Abyssinians took advantage of the opportunity to perform long-deferred, and much needed, ablutions.
A single great tree flourished near the center of the gulch, while tufts of wiry grass were scattered here and there among the rocks of the gravelly
Then he shoved the boat out into the river, jumping aboard himself as its prow cleared the gravelly
Everywhere the landscape wears the same sterile aspect; a dry gravelly
soil supports tufts of brown withered grass, and low scattered bushes, armed with thorns.