These elevated summits consist of rounded cones, between which the soil is bestrewn with erratic blocks of stone and gravelly bowlders.
Then came crests and ravines, in a sort of desert which preceded the Ugogo country; and lower down were yellow plains, parched and fissured by the intense heat, and, here and there, bestrewn with saline plants and brambly thickets.
The court was all bestrewn
with herbs and sprinkled with vinegar, as a precaution against gaol air and gaol fever.
A feeble ray of light shone into the cavern through some chink, and when I had the courage to look about me I could see that I was in a vast vault, bestrewn
with bones and bodies of the dead.
As the Cynic spoke, several of the party were startled by a gleam of red splendor, that showed the huge shapes of the surrounding mountains and the rock- bestrewn
bed of the turbulent river with an illumination unlike that of their fire on the trunks and black boughs of the forest trees.
Why, then, --while so much of the soil around him was bestrewn
with the virgin forest leaves,--why should Colonel Pyncheon prefer a site that had already been accurst?
Ham carrying me on his back and a small box of ours under his arm, and Peggotty carrying another small box of ours, we turned down lanes bestrewn
with bits of chips and little hillocks of sand, and went past gas-works, rope-walks, boat-builders' yards, shipwrights' yards, ship-breakers' yards, caulkers' yards, riggers' lofts, smiths' forges, and a great litter of such places, until we came out upon the dull waste I had already seen at a distance; when Ham said,
Young Madame de Bellegarde was dressed in an audacious toilet of crimson crape, bestrewn
with huge silver moons--thin crescent and full disks.
He found him, pen in hand, bent over a great table bestrewn
with papers, as if worshipping an enormous double inkstand of bronze and crystal.
Presently Epeus came on and gave Euryalus a blow on the jaw as he was looking round; Euryalus could not keep his legs; they gave way under him in a moment and he sprang up with a bound, as a fish leaps into the air near some shore that is all bestrewn
with sea-wrack, when Boreas furs the top of the waves, and then falls back into deep water.
Our young man's first impression of the Western world was received on the landing-place of the German steamers at Jersey City--a huge wooden shed covering a wooden wharf which resounded under the feet, an expanse palisaded with rough-hewn piles that leaned this way and that, and bestrewn
with masses of heterogeneous luggage.
[a] flat morass, bestrewn
with fallen timber; a marsh on which the good growth of the earth seemed to have been wrecked and cast away, that from its decomposing ashes vile and ugly things might rise; where the very trees took the aspect of huge weeds, begotten of the slime from which they sprung....