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They headed for a cliff by the shore--a cliff that ran down into deep water, and plunged into a dark hole at the foot of it, twenty fathoms under the sea.
You must also be armed with a spear two fathoms long, which you will be able to wield by means of the magic ring upon your left thumb.
Don Quixote kept calling to them to give him rope and more rope, and they gave it out little by little, and by the time the calls, which came out of the cave as out of a pipe, ceased to be heard they had let down the hundred fathoms of rope.
The onrush of a conquering force is like the bursting of pent-up waters into a chasm a thousand fathoms deep.
And setting the example he plowed his oar into the sea; two strokes took the bark on twenty fathoms further.
The entrance from the sea is sixty-seven fathoms deep, and within, whole navies might ride with perfect safety.
When we reached the open space which lay between the groves and the sea, the first object that met my view was an English whale-boat, lying with her bow pointed from the shore, and only a few fathoms distant from it.
No, no—give me a good seine that’s fifty or sixty fathoms in length, with a jolly parcel of boatmen to crack their jokes the while, with Benjamin to steer, and let us haul them in by thousands; I call that fishing.
On the following day, the ship having drifted near the land, anchored in fourteen fathoms water, to the northward of the long peninsula or promontory which forms the north side of the entrance, and is called Cape Disappointment.
In her bows lay a tiny anchor, two jugs of water, and some seventy fathoms of thin, brown dory-roding.
On deep five fathoms, and anchored fast to the bottom.
The canoes themselves, splintered and broken, filled with sand and coral-boulders, were towed out to ten fathoms of water and sunk.