Chattering young things about me, with nothing but foam and spume
in their heads, on their tongues, would drive me mad.
Thunderous had been the crash of billows on the rocks, wild the white spray and spume
that blew over the bar, troubled and misty and tempest-torn the erstwhile blue peace of Four Winds Harbor.
As it was, spray and spume
came aboard in such quantities that I bailed without cessation.
The best that we could do was to hold the scud-ding craft before the wind and race along in a smother of white spume
. Juag was terrified.
A bluff cape to the north and a long spit to the south marked the mouth of the noble river, with a low-lying island of silted sand in the centre, all shrouded and curtained by the spume
of the breakers.
Others broke over the piers, and with their spume
swept the lanthorns of the lighthouses which rise from the end of either pier of Whitby Harbour.
Not uninvented that, which thou aright Beleivst so main to our success, I bring; Which of us who beholds the bright surface Of this Ethereous mould whereon we stand, This continent of spacious Heav'n, adornd With Plant, Fruit, Flour Ambrosial, Gemms & Gold, Whose Eye so superficially surveyes These things, as not to mind from whence they grow Deep under ground, materials dark and crude, Of spiritous and fierie spume
, till toucht With Heav'ns ray, and temperd they shoot forth So beauteous, op'ning to the ambient light.
It looked exanimate enough, with its idle wheel looming above the black stream dashed with yellow-white spume
, and its cluster of sheds sagging under their white load.
A few more yards, and my brains had floated with the spume
. As it was, the oar was dashed from under my armpits; in another moment they had found a more solid resting-place.
Their breath froze in the air as it left their mouths, spouting forth in spumes
of vapour that settled upon the hair of their bodies and formed into crystals of frost.
In a bid to keep dry, mariners slapped tar on hats, capes, coats and even sea chests - anywhere where the ever-restless sea, spume
and driving rain were likely to penetrate.
The sea pounded the rocks satisfyingly, throwing jets of spume
into the air.