A violent storm
arose, and with the vessel in great danger of sinking, the one in the stern inquired of the pilot which of the two ends of the ship would go down first.
For example, --after a weary and perilous chase and capture of a whale, the body may get loose from the ship by reason of a violent storm
; and drifting far away to leeward, be retaken by a second whaler, who, in a calm, snugly tows it alongside, without risk of life or line.
It really was a violent storm
, approaching a hurricane in force, and at one time it seemed as though the craft, having been heeled far over under a staggering wave that swept her decks, would not come back to an even keel.
There was a vast crowd in the public grounds that night to hear the band play the "Fremersberg." This piece tells one of the old legends of the region; how a great noble of the Middle Ages got lost in the mountains, and wandered about with his dogs in a violent storm
, until at last the faint tones of a monastery bell, calling the monks to a midnight service, caught his ear, and he followed the direction the sounds came from and was saved.
Nothing occurred, however, materially to disturb the residue of the voyage excepting a violent storm
; and on the twenty-second of March, the Tonquin arrived at the mouth of the Oregon, or Columbia River.
It would not be proper, for some reasons, to trouble the reader with the particulars of our adventures in those seas; let it suffice to inform him, that in our passage from thence to the East Indies, we were driven by a violent storm
to the north-west of Van Diemen's Land.
The morning is generally fair and bright, but about two hours after noon the sky is clouded, and immediately succeeds a violent storm
, with thunder and lightning flashing in the most dreadful manner.
From the saloon, where I was taking notes of incidents happening during this excursion to the polar continent, I could hear the cries of petrels and albatrosses sporting in the midst of this violent storm
. The Nautilus did not remain motionless, but skirted the coast, advancing ten miles more to the south in the half-light left by the sun as it skirted the edge of the horizon.
the mother shut her eyes and her ears, that she might see and hear nothing, but there was a roaring sound in her ears like that of a violent storm
, and in her eyes a burning and flashing like lightning:
But on the second, or at farthest the third night after your arrival, you will probably have a violent storm
. Peals of thunder so loud as to seem to shake the edifice to its foundation will roll round the neighbouring mountains -- and during the frightful gusts of wind which accompany it, you will probably think you discern (for your lamp is not extinguished) one part of the hanging more violently agitated than the rest.
He had scarcely lost sight of the land when a violent storm
arose, and after several hours of beating about, the vessel was driven on to some rocks, on which it dashed itself to bits.
I had a dismal prospect of my condition; for as I was not cast away upon that island without being driven, as is said, by a violent storm
, quite out of the course of our intended voyage, and a great way, viz.