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The sailors bent themselves to their oars, and the boat bounded over the crest of the waves.
Then came crests and ravines, in a sort of desert which preceded the Ugogo country; and lower down were yellow plains, parched and fissured by the intense heat, and, here and there, bestrewn with saline plants and brambly thickets.
A huge craft, long, low, and gray-painted, swung slowly over the crest of the nearest hill.
The horse-hair crests on their gleaming helmets touched one another as they nodded forward, so closely serried were they; the spears they brandished in their strong hands were interlaced, and their hearts were set on battle.
What we had been mistaking for fleeting glimpses of sky away aloft there, were really patches of the Blumis's snowy crest caught through shredded rents in the drifting pall of vapor.
He is facing the distant crest, holding his field-glass against his eyes with both hands, his elbows needlessly elevated.
Down into a valley between the waves the coop swept her, and when she climbed another crest the ship looked like a toy boat, it was such a long way off.
Before he had regained control of the animal the minister was at the crest of the hill a hundred yards along.
Sir Nigel's shield was broken, his crest shorn, his armor cut and smashed, and the vizor torn from his helmet; yet he sprang hither and thither with light foot and ready hand, engaging two Bretons and a Spaniard at the same instant--thrusting, stooping, dashing in, springing out--while Alleyne still fought by his side, stemming with a handful of men the fierce tide which surged up against them.
We were now going round the highest crest of the first layers of rock which upheld the roof.
Then I realised that the crest of Maybury Hill must be within range of the Martians" Heat- Ray now that the college was cleared out of the way.
After an hour employed in this unpleasant kind of locomotion, we started to our feet again and pursued our way boldly along the crest of the ridge.