The fire from the vessels was most ineffectual, owing, as I afterward learned, to the unexpected suddenness of the first volley, which caught the ship's crews entirely unprepared and the sighting apparatus of the guns unprotected from the deadly aim of our warriors.
For example, a proportion of them, always the best marksmen, direct their fire entirely upon the wireless finding and sighting apparatus of the big guns of an attacking naval force; another detail attends to the smaller guns in the same way; others pick off the gunners; still others the officers; while certain other quotas concentrate their attention upon the other members of the crew, upon the upper works, and upon the steering gear and propellers.
At daylight, however, sighting
a balancelle ahead under a press of canvas, they had made sail in chase.
Half the distance they covered without sighting
a single warship, and then Kar Komak called Carthoris's attention to a distant craft that rested upon the ochre vegetation of the great dead sea-bottom, above which the Thuria was speeding.
For a dozen yards he advanced without sighting
the object of his search, but presently his efforts were rewarded by a glimpse of a reddish, hairy body, and a pair of close set, wicked eyes peering at him from behind a giant tree.
Mr Rackstraw, he addressed himself joyously to the task of rubbing the thing in.
one of us would cry out, on sighting
the enemy in the distance; and, in an instant, everything was got ready to receive her.
Simon Nishikanta sneered openly at what he considered the captain's inefficient navigation, and continued to paint water- colours when he was serene, and to shoot at whales, sea-birds, and all things hurtable when he was downhearted and sea-sore with disappointment at not sighting
the Lion's Head peak of the Ancient Mariner's treasure island
The bees tumbled off in a dense shower, asking questions to the last; then, sighting
the familiar entrance to the hive, they bustled in without waiting to investigate the cause of the earthquake.
A hail of minor shells could not have given her upper works a more broken, torn, and devastated aspect: and she had about her the worn, weary air of ships coming from the far ends of the world -- and indeed with truth, for in her short passage she had been very far; sighting
, verily, even the coast of the Great Beyond, whence no ship ever returns to give up her crew to the dust of the earth.
The ancient whale-cry upon first sighting
a whale from the mast-head, still used by whalemen in hunting the famous Gallipagos terrapin.
New York City experienced 85 UFO sightings
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