His face was turned to the hillside, where a man had just emerged from the woods, and was halting irresolutely before the glaring expanse of upheaved
gravel and glistening boulders that stretched between him and the shaded group.
Suddenly the waters around them slowly swelled in broad circles; then quickly upheaved
, as if sideways sliding from a submerged berg of ice, swiftly rising to the surface.
They tore down the breastworks from the walls, and overthrew the battlements; they upheaved
the buttresses, which the Achaeans had set in front of the wall in order to support it; when they had pulled these down they made sure of breaking through the wall, but the Danaans still showed no sign of giving ground; they still fenced the battlements with their shields of ox-hide, and hurled their missiles down upon the foe as soon as any came below the wall.
Above that, in scarps and blocks upheaved
, the rocks strove to fight their heads above the white smother.
The rent, torn, and dislocated stonework looked worse than before; the upheaved
foundations, the piled-up fragments of masonry, the fissures in the torn earth--all were at the worst.
The same story is still more plainly told by faults,--those great cracks along which the strata have been upheaved
on one side, or thrown down on the other, to the height or depth of thousands of feet; for since the crust cracked, the surface of the land has been so completely planed down by the action of the sea, that no trace of these vast dislocations is externally visible.
Who can avoid wondering at the force which has upheaved
these mountains, and even more so at the countless ages which it must have required to have broken through, removed, and levelled whole masses of them?
Ever since IS has upheaved
in parts of Afghanistan the horror has widely been shadowing every single day in insecure parts of the country.