portal


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Finding it so directly on the threshold of our narrative, which is now about to issue from that inauspicious portal, we could hardly do otherwise than pluck one of its flowers, and present it to the reader.
I was naturally most occupied with the growing crowd of little people, and with the big open portals that yawned before me shadowy and mysterious.
This door was a mockery to the concierge, from whose vigilance and jurisdiction it was free, and, like that famous portal in the "Arabian Nights," opening at the "Sesame" of Ali Baba, it was wont to swing backward at a cabalistic word or a concerted tap from without from the sweetest voices or whitest fingers in the world.
The trees about the portal of the chapel moved soughingly in a soft wind.
Then obeying the orders given him by Athos, he headed the small procession, bearing the torch in one hand and the musket in the other, until it reached De Winter's inn, when pounding on the portal with his fist, he bowed to my lord and faced about without a word.
The sober widow, resuming her former pace, proceeds to church, but pauses in the portal, and throws a perplexed glance along the street.
Now he hastened down the stairs, and stood beneath the portal, on the red free-stone steps, to receive some mud-bespattered courier, from whom he hoped to hear tidings of the army.
So they hastened their steps towards the portal, but had not got half way across the wide lawn, when a pack of lions, tigers, and wolves came bounding to meet them.
Know thyself' was written over the portal of the antique world.
But all the estuaries of great rivers have their fascination, the attractiveness of an open portal.
It was a clear, starlight night when he issued out of the portal of the Webber palace.
At last, when their numbers began to diminish, a superb-looking warrior stooped the towering plumes of his head-dress beneath the low portal, and entered the house.