They laid the blame, however, entirely on their guns; two miserable old pieces with flint locks, which, with all their picking and hammering, were continually apt to miss fire.
The voyage of Wyeth shows the regular and unobstructed flow of the rivers, on the east side of the Rocky Mountains, in contrast to those of the western side; where rocks and rapids continually menace and obstruct the voyager.
Sometimes I was too indolent for exercise, and accepting one of the many invitations I was continually
receiving, stretched myself out on the mats of some hospitable dwelling, and occupied myself pleasantly either in watching the proceedings of those around me or taking part in them myself.
The consciousness of being environed by such dangerous neighbors, and of being still within the range of Rose and his fellow ruffians, obliged the party to be continually
on the alert, and to maintain weary vigils throughout the night, lest they should be robbed of their horses.
And beyond all these, and continually
recurring, was the vision of my death--the pangs, the suffocation, the last struggle, when life would be grasped at in vain.
She read her nephew's letter more than once and continually
she found her thoughts slipping away - traveling across the ocean to a tropical strip of country, where a heterogeneous crowd of men were toiling and digging under a blazing sun.
THE OAKS presented a complaint to Jupiter, saying, "We bear for no purpose the burden of life, as of all the trees that grow we are the most continually
in peril of the axe.
An awful noise swelled up unspeakable as she writhed continually
this way and that amid the wood: and so she left her life, breathing it forth in blood.
I involuntarily shunned the thought of it, and yet the thought continually
arose in my mind like a haunting spectre.
She did not very much like it that he, who was in love with her daughter, had kept coming to the house for six weeks, as though he were waiting for something, inspecting, as though he were afraid he might be doing them too great an honor by making an offer, and did not realize that a man, who continually
visits at a house where there is a young unmarried girl, is bound to make his intentions clear.
I am, however, in good spirits: my men are bold and apparently firm of purpose, nor do the floating sheets of ice that continually
pass us, indicating the dangers of the region towards which we are advancing, appear to dismay them.
This article she was continually
reading, she even read it aloud, almost took it to bed with her, but scarcely asked where Rodya was, though the subject was obviously avoided by the others, which might have been enough to awaken her suspicions.