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The underwood had been entirely removed from this grove, or bush, as, in conjunction with the simple arrangements for boiling, it was called, and a wide space of many acres was cleared, which might be likened to the dome of a mighty temple, to which the maples formed the columns, their tops composing the capitals and the heavens the arch.
Bread had ever consciously likened herself to a planet), barely availed to temper the maternal melancholy with which she leaned her head on one side and gazed at her new employer.
All was dark yet splendid - as that ebony to which has been likened the style of Tertullian.
She had long ousted London from her pride of place as the modern Babylon, she was the centre of the world's finance, the world's trade, and the world's pleasure; and men likened her to the apocalyptic cities of the ancient prophets.
She was a bride going forth to her husband, a virgin unknown of men; in her vigor and purity she might be likened to all beautiful things, for as a ship she had a life of her own.
Their method of communication Perry has likened to the pro-jection of a sixth sense into a fourth dimension, where it becomes cognizable to the sixth sense of their audience.
He likened her to a pale gold flower upon a slender stem.
His heredity was a life- stuff that may be likened to clay.
We likened it to the rumbling of wheels in the corridor outside.
Feeling as keenly as she did the thorns of a position which can only be likened to that of Saint-Laurence on his grid-iron, is it any wonder that she sometimes cried out?
Did no memory of past kindliness cross his mind as he likened his friend to "Cain, that first murderer," as he complained to the court that too much favor was shown to the prisoner, that he had never before heard "so ill a defense of such great and notorious treasons.
The soul of man is likened to a charioteer and two steeds, one mortal, the other immortal.