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Occasionally we caught glimpses of horrid beasts all during the day; but, fortunately, we were never far from a sward island, and when they saw us their pursuit always ended at the verge of the solid sod.
I saw that she was upon the verge of a breakdown, after all that she must have passed through of fear and horror that day, and I tried to quiet and reassure her as best I might; but even to me the future looked most unpromising, for what chance of life had we against the frightful hunters of the night who even now were prowling closer to us?
The country was on the verge of hard times,* caused by a series of prosperous years wherein the difficulty of disposing abroad of the unconsumed surplus had become increasingly difficult.
At first they thought that their prey had put one great foot through the top and then, warned, drawn back; but when they had come to the pit's verge and peered over, their eyes went wide in astonishment, for, quiet and still, at the bottom lay the naked figure of a white giant.
Some who hovered upon the verge of the strife with Tarzan heard and made good their escape, but a half dozen there were so wrapt in the blood-madness of battle that they failed to note the approach of the giant tusker.
She caught herself on the verge involuntarily of pressing his hand that held hers.
On the extreme verge of the horizon lie a long chain of mountain peaks, with their rugged summits flecked with snow.
Far away on the extreme verge of the alkali plain there rose up a little spray of dust, very slight at first, and hardly to be distinguished from the mists of the distance, but gradually growing higher and broader until it formed a solid, well-defined cloud.
More than 500 people had turned out for a send-off and with car parks full, some family and friends were forced to use grass verges outside Helston Methodist Church in Cornwall.
WITH the loss of nearly all of our flowery meadows over the last few decades roadside verges have become very important refuges for wildflowers.
RESIDENTS on a Mirfield housing estate were left bemused by grass verges cropped in a "Mohawk-style.
North Tyneside has many green open spaces and roadside verges that are havens for plants and wildlife and the council is looking to create more as part of the 'Alan Challenge.