He blessed them in detail - the great glaciers
, the naked rocks, the piled moraines and tumbled shale; dry upland, hidden salt-lake, age-old timber and fruitful water-shot valley one after the other, as a dying man blesses his folk; and Kim marvelled at his passion.
Farther up we were as-sailed by enormous white bears--hungry, devilish fellows, who came roaring across the rough glacier
tops at the first glimpse of us, or stalked us stealthily by scent when they had not yet seen us.
Across the rubble-covered flats, up the dark canyon to Sheep Camp, past the over-hanging and ever-threatening glaciers
to the Scales, and from the Scales up the steep pitches of ice-scoured rock where packers climbed with hands and feet, Old Tarwater camp-cooked and packed and sang.
Along the Himalaya, at points 900 miles apart, glaciers have left the marks of their former low descent; and in Sikkim, Dr.
In the Cordillera of Equatorial South America, glaciers once extended far below their present level.
approached the road; I heard the rumbling thunder of the falling avalanche and marked the smoke of its passage.
Again the sun was warm, again the streams descending from glaciers
and snowy caverns were refreshing to drink at, again they came among the pine-trees, the rocky rivulets, the verdant heights and dales, the wooden chalets and rough zigzag fences of Swiss country.
In the fire-side narrative of Captain Sleet, entitled A Voyage among the Icebergs, in quest of the Greenland Whale, and incidentally for the re-discovery of the Lost Icelandic Colonies of Old Greenland; in this admirable volume, all standers of mast-heads are furnished with a charmingly circumstantial account of the then recently invented crow's-nest of the Glacier
, which was the name of Captain Sleet's good craft.
It was a slow and weary process, but it would go on--it was like the movement of a glacier
, once it was started it could never be stopped.
John Rivers, who, lifting the latch, came in out of the frozen hurricane--the howling darkness--and stood before me: the cloak that covered his tall figure all white as a glacier
Then the viceroy would cause a ruffle of drums to be sounded and the ring-streaked horse and the cavalry of the state-two men in tatters-and the herald who bore the Silver Stick before the king would trot back to their own place, which was between the tail of a heaven-climbing glacier
and a dark birch forest.
That he had in youth the feelings of a poet I believe-for there are glimpses of extreme delicacy in his writings-(and delicacy is the poet's own kingdom-his El Dorado)-but they have the appearance of a better day recollected; and glimpses, at best, are little evidence of present poetic fire; we know that a few straggling flowers spring up daily in the crevices of the glacier
Then, seating himself opposite to me, he looked at me long and fixedly with his strange, twinkling, reckless eyes--eyes of a cold light blue, the color of a glacier
The ants were pouring down a glacier
of loose earth heaped between the stones of the ruin--large brown ants with polished bodies.
Now she was spilling over the boundaries of her Empire--that was all, just spilling over into the adjacent territories with all the certainty and terrifying slow momentum of a glacier