But in the foamy
confusion of their mixed and struggling hosts, the marksmen could not always hit their mark; and this brought about new revelations of the incredible ferocity of the foe.
I heard the swish of the water as the ship was suddenly brought round, and a foamy
yellow-green wave flew across the little round window and left it streaming.
The general reined strongly at his charger's opened and foamy
mouth and guided it with dexterous horsemanship past the man.
The sea was quiet now, and swelled lazily in broad billows that melted into one another and did not break except upon the beach in little foamy
crests that coiled back like slow, white serpents.
After an hour's painful progress, we reached the verge of another fall, still loftier than the preceding and flanked both above and below with the same steep masses of rock, presenting, however, here and there narrow irregular ledges, supporting a shallow soil, on which grew a variety of bushes and trees, whose bright verdure contrasted beautifully with the foamy
waters that flowed between them.
After one passes the last of these he has a backward glimpse at the falls which is very pleasing--they rise in a seven-stepped stairway of foamy
and glittering cascades, and make a picture which is as charming as it is unusual.
Presently she emerged and gave herself into the hands of the slave girl, who rubbed the body of her mistress with a sweet smelling semi-liquid substance contained in a golden urn, until the glowing skin was covered with a foamy
lather, then a quick plunge into the pool, a drying with soft towels, and the bath was over.
Now, put in the nuts," she said at last; and Tom emptied his plate into the foamy
syrup, while the others watched with deep interest the mysterious concoction of this well-beloved sweetmeat.
So light of foot was this fair damsel, that she could step from one foamy
crest of a wave to the foamy
crest of another, without wetting more than the sole of her sandal.
The morning's sun rose clear and resplendent, touching the foamy
waves into a network of ruby-tinted light.
But wide as pathless was the space That lay our lives between, And dangerous as the foamy
race Of ocean-surges green.