His arms were pinioned to his sides and there was horror and terror on his face, that looked imploringly at the youths from above the topmost
coil of those encircling him.
Mademoiselle opened the drawer and drew forth the letter, the topmost
Among the topmost
leaves, which scantily concealed the gnarled and stunted limbs, a savage was nestled, partly concealed by the trunk of the tree, and partly exposed, as though looking down upon them to ascertain the effect produced by his treacherous aim.
Doubtless, however, either of these stern and black-browed Puritans would have thought it quite a sufficient retribution for his sins that, after so long a lapse of years, the old trunk of the family tree, with so much venerable moss upon it, should have borne, as its topmost
bough, an idler like myself.
And now his bandaged cry was, to beach him on the whale's topmost
In Noah's flood, he despised Noah's Ark; and if ever the world is to be again flooded, like the Netherlands, to kill off its rats, then the eternal whale will still survive, and rearing upon the topmost
crest of the equatorial flood, spout his frothed defiance to the skies.
But, above all, I discovered around me--it was near the end of June--on the ends of the topmost
branches only, a few minute and delicate red conelike blossoms, the fertile flower of the white pine looking heavenward.
Sighing, he dipped his brush and passed it along the topmost
plank; repeated the operation; did it again; compared the in- significant whitewashed streak with the far-reaching continent of unwhitewashed fence, and sat down on a tree-box discouraged.
Resting her elbows on the topmost
board, and inclining her little figure forward in delicious ease, she stood there dreaming.
The abrupt descent of Penistone Crags particularly attracted her notice; especially when the setting sun shone on it and the topmost
heights, and the whole extent of landscape besides lay in shadow.
She could see the tops of trees above the wall, and when she stood still she saw a bird with a bright red breast sitting on the topmost
branch of one of them, and suddenly he burst into his winter song--almost as if he had caught sight of her and was calling to her.
At another point, a wooden tower of observation, crowned by the figure-head of a wrecked Russian vessel, rises high above the neighboring houses, and discloses through its scuttle-window grave men in dark clothing seated on the topmost
story, perpetually on the watch -- the pilots of Aldborough looking out from their tower for ships in want of help.