Standing on the smooth
sandy beach at the east end of the pond, in a calm September afternoon, when a slight haze makes the opposite shore-line indistinct, I have seen whence came the expression, "the glassy surface of a lake.
Well, now," thought I to myself, "it is plain I must lie where I am and not disturb the balance; but it is plain also that I can put the paddle over the side and from time to time, in smooth
places, give her a shove or two towards land.
, spotless, unbroken, the shallow snow lay everywhere.
Grewgious pulled off his hat to smooth
his head, and, having smoothed
it, nodded it contentedly, and put his hat on again.
To my amazement I found the sides of the pit, that I had thought smooth
, lined with shelves, upon which were the most delicious viands and liquid refreshments that Okar afforded.
And now, Umslopogaas, you know why the rock is smooth
Within the reef there is an expanse of smooth
water, like that of a lake, where the canoes of the natives can ply with safety and where ships anchor.
And having thus demolished the young man, Anna Pavlovna turned to another group where Bilibin was talking about the Austrians: having wrinkled up his face he was evidently preparing to smooth
it out again and utter one of his mots.
At the finish there was not an oar's length between the first and second boat, with Death coming in a good third on the top of the very next smooth
swell, for all one knew to the contrary.
The lava clinker, over which we must drag ourselves, though smooth
compared with some clinker I have heard of, such as that on the Island of Ascension, for instance, was yet rough enough to make our feet very sore, and this, together with our other miseries, had pretty well finished us.