The night had closed in rain, and rolling clouds blotted
out the lights of the villages in the valley.
There were seniors who had requisitioned a chance-met Rajah's elephant, in the name of St Francis Xavier, when the Rains once blotted
out the cart-track that led to their father's estate, and had all but lost the huge beast in a quicksand.
There were dholes who had leaped short into the trees on the cliffs, and the bees blotted
out their shapes; but the greater number of them, maddened by the stings, had flung themselves into the river; and, as Kaa said, the Waingunga was hungry water.
We then swam into a region of the sea where we found a lofty mountain, down whose sides there streamed torrents of melted metal, some of which were twelve miles wide and sixty miles long; while from an abyss on the summit, issued so vast a quantity of ashes that the sun was entirely blotted
out from the heavens, and it became darker than the darkest midnight; so that when we were even at the distance of a hundred and fifty miles from the mountain, it was impossible to see the whitest object, however close we held it to our eyes.
It was not to be supposed that the emotion produced by her aunt's death had blotted
out the recollection that I was interested in that lady's relics, and I fidgeted afterward as it came to me that her reticence might very possibly mean simply that nothing had been found.
If it had been written straight off, and then blotted
, none would be of a deep black shade.
A huge black shadow, twenty feet across, skimmed up into the air; for an instant the monster wings blotted
out the stars, and then it vanished over the brow of the cliff above us.
It slid before the Lime Rock, blotted
out Ida Lewis's little house, and passed across the turret in which the light was hung.
But, swift as was the Gump's flight, the pursued and pursuer moved more swiftly yet, and within a few moments were blotted
out against the dim horizon.