The strange, upheaving
, lifting tendency of the taffrail breeze filling the hollows of so many sails, made the buoyant, hovering deck to feel like air beneath the feet; while still she rushed along, as if two antagonistic influences were struggling in her --one to mount direct to heaven, the other to drive yawingly to some horizontal goal.
Look at Adam through the rest of the day, as he stands on the scaffolding with the two-feet ruler in his hand, whistling low while he considers how a difficulty about a floor-joist or a window-frame is to be overcome; or as he pushes one of the younger workmen aside and takes his place in upheaving
a weight of timber, saying, "Let alone, lad!
There was an unfolding of vistas before him, a breaking of the ground beneath him, an upheaving
, a stirring, a trembling; he felt himself suddenly a mere man no longer--there were powers within him undreamed of, there were demon forces contending, agelong wonders struggling to be born; and he sat oppressed with pain and joy, while a tingling stole down into his finger tips, and his breath came hard and fast.
Undulating hills were changed to valleys, undulating valleys (with a solitary storm-bird sometimes skimming through them) were lifted up to hills; masses of water shivered and shook the beach with a booming sound; every shape tumultuously rolled on, as soon as made, to change its shape and place, and beat another shape and place away; the ideal shore on the horizon, with its towers and buildings, rose and fell; the clouds fell fast and thick; I seemed to see a rending and upheaving
of all nature.
The sea of black and threatening waters, and of destructive upheaving
of wave against wave, whose depths were yet unfathomed and whose forces were yet unknown.
With a similar perverseness, the potatoes crumble off forks in the process of peeling, upheaving
from their centres in every direction, as if they were subject to earthquakes.
In 'Discourses of the Island', Gillian Beer establishes the importance of the island as a form of space wherein to situate narratives: 'The double nature of the island--both a fragmentary upheaving
of land from below the surface and a complete and autonomous form--is part of its imaginative attraction and makes it possible to play many nature/culture variations within its zone'.
In doing so, he hopes to "correct" his view of the world, which has become skewed by the company of "reformers and progressive people," with the help of "a new observation from that old standpoint." What appears to most bother him about his state of mind in Blithedale is that "[i]t was impossible, situated as we were, not to imbibe the idea that everything in nature and human existence was fluid, or fast becoming so; that the crust of the earth in many places was broken, and its whole surface portentously upheaving
" (3: 140).
We primeval forests felling We the rivers stemming, vexing we, and piercing deep the mines within; We the surface broad surveying, we the virgin soil upheaving
Chapter 2 adopts a qualitative approach to explain the temperature and moisture conditions under freeze and thaw and describes the resulting processes of cryosuction, needle ice formation, frost heaving and thaw settlement, ground cracking, upheaving
of objects, sorting of earth materials, and weathering, with additional mention of karst and seawater in permafrost areas.
The underfloor heating system distributes tempered water to a bed of sand located beneath the concrete ice slab and keeps the subfloor above freezing (34[degrees]F to 38[degrees]F [1.1[degrees]C to 3.3[degrees]C]) to prevent the ice slab from cracking or upheaving