The whole body of the river was compressed into a space of less than thirty feet in width, between two ledges of rocks, upwards of two hundred feet high, and formed a whirling and tumultuous vortex, so frightfully agitated as to receive the name of "The Caldron
Linn." Beyond this fearful abyss, the river kept raging and roaring on, until lost to sight among impending precipices.
You will find a change of clothes hidden in the malt-house, and an old caldron
full of quicklime.
I cannot say whether any diseased affection of the heart caused her lips to be parted as if she were panting, and her face to bear a curious expression of suddenness and flutter; but I know that I had been to see Macbeth at the theatre, a night or two before, and that her face looked to me as if it were all disturbed by fiery air, like the faces I had seen rise out of the Witches' caldron
A vague sound came to our ears, like the bubbling of a gigantic caldron
a long way off, and Hartman said it was machine-guns and automatic rifles.
The noise and thundering grew louder and louder, until the floor began to open, whereupon Hadvor made them take the caldron
of pitch and pour plenty of it into the opening.
Madler's "Map of the Moon." Within, down it sunk perpendicularly into a caldron
, about a Danish mile in depth; while below lay a town, whose appearance we can, in some measure, realize to ourselves by beating the white of an egg in a glass Of water.
According to some stories, she was in the habit of boiling old people in a large caldron
, under pretense of making them young again; but King Aegeus, I suppose, did not fancy such an uncomfortable way of growing young, or perhaps was contented to be old, and therefore would never let himself be popped into the caldron
He saw the zebra's tail dipped into a caldron
of water above which the witch-doctor had made magical passes the while he danced and leaped about it, and he saw the breasts and foreheads of each of the three novitiates sprinkled with the charmed liquid.
In the making of steel, a chemical analysis is made of each caldron
of molten pig-iron, when it starts on its way to be refined, and this analysis is sent by telephone to the steelmaker, so that he will know exactly how each potful is to be handled.
In the meantime Davis had started a fire and filled a caldron
So from top to bottom the place was simply a seething caldron
of jealousies and hatreds; there was no loyalty or decency anywhere about it, there was no place in it where a man counted for anything against a dollar.
As a whirlpool of boiling waters has a centre point, so, all this raging circled round Defarge's wine-shop, and every human drop in the caldron
had a tendency to be sucked towards the vortex where Defarge himself, already begrimed with gunpowder and sweat, issued orders, issued arms, thrust this man back, dragged this man forward, disarmed one to arm another, laboured and strove in the thickest of the uproar.