At the next instant, a youthful warrior passed between them, with a noiseless step, and seated himself on the bank of the rapid
But the tendency to rapid
sinking in this substance was in the present instance materially counteracted by the other parts of the head remaining undetached from it, so that it sank very slowly and deliberately indeed, affording Queequeg a fair chance for performing his agile obstetrics on the run, as you may say.
The general prevalence of agricultural pursuits of a quiet and gradual nature, not requiring those periodic seasons of hurry and pressure that are called for in the business of more southern districts, makes the task of the negro a more healthful and reasonable one; while the master, content with a more gradual style of acquisition, has not those temptations to hardheartedness which always overcome frail human nature when the prospect of sudden and rapid
gain is weighed in the balance, with no heavier counterpoise than the interests of the helpless and unprotected.
Lore (two syllables) was a water nymph who used to sit on a high rock called the Ley or Lei (pronounced like our word LIE) in the Rhine, and lure boatmen to destruction in a furious rapid
which marred the channel at that spot.
The same civilities and courtesies, the same success and satisfaction, took place on the morrow, and accompanied the whole progress of the picture, which was rapid
I shall mind nothing when I let it go, if they are rapid
As he passed among the busy crowd, Fix, according to habit, scrutinised the passers-by with a keen, rapid
The poet ought to traverse, with a rapid
flight, the lofty regions of philosophy, without deviating from the narrow way of truth.
A rattle that grew more and more rapid
shook her body.
At times, he may be seen with his traps on his shoulder, buffeting his way across rapid
streams, amidst floating blocks of ice: at other times, he is to be found with his traps swung on his back clambering the most rugged mountains, scaling or descending the most frightful precipices, searching, by routes inaccessible to the horse, and never before trodden by white man, for springs and lakes unknown to his comrades, and where he may meet with his favorite game.
As our object was to effect as rapid
a flight as possible to the mountains, we determined not to encumber ourselves with any superfluous apparel; and accordingly, while the rest were rigging themselves out with some idea of making a display, we were content to put on new stout duck trousers, serviceable pumps, and heavy Havre-frocks, which with a Payta hat completed our equipment.
They ascended to the foot of the first rapid
, about two hundred miles, but could hear nothing of any white men being in the neighborhood.