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The flat began to leak and I climbed out on the pile.
I climbed up on one of the piles," explained Anne wearily, "and Gilbert Blythe came along in Mr.
It must have been at about the same instant that Achmet Zek discovered the pile of yellow ingots and realized the actuality of what he had already feared since first his eyes had alighted upon the party beside the ruins of the Englishman's bungalow.
Just a brief glimpse of his immediate surroundings vouchsafed Bradley before he was whisked into the interior of one of the buildings; but in that momentary glance he saw strange piles of stone and wood and mud fashioned into buildings of all conceivable sizes and shapes, sometimes piled high on top of one another, sometimes standing alone in an open court-way, but usually crowded and jammed together, so that there were no streets or alleys between them other than a few which ended almost as soon as they began.
A little pile of white and brown lay upon it close to the opposite edge.
On the pile of railroad ties on the summer eve- ning, he waited expectantly.
with his arms akimbo, so near to the flame that the smoke occasionally obscured his solemn visage, as it waved around the pile in obedience to the night airs that swept gently over the water.
So that the lofty pile of sedimentary rocks in Britain, gives but an inadequate idea of the time which has elapsed during their accumulation; yet what time this must have consumed
The lower beds in this great pile of strata, have been dislocated, baked, crystallized and almost blended together, through the agency of mountain masses of a peculiar white soda-granitic rock.
She looked down to see that her hand lay upon a pile of silk stockings.
Fording the river, he proceeded to the borders of the deep snow, when he encamped under the lee of immense piles of burned rock.
That's geometrical progression - you know how that piles up.