aloft


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Synonyms for aloft

in the air

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The moon shone full upon the face of the stone Witch who sits aloft forever.
I saw a light--perchance, Umslopogaas, it was the light of the moon, shining upon him that sat aloft at the end of the cave.
Many and many a year have I sat aloft, Galazi,' answered the voice,
Such an experience gives you a better impression of the loftiness of your spars than any amount of running aloft could do.
Soon, other evidences of our vicinity to the land were apparent, and it was not long before the glad announcement of its being in sight was heard from aloft,--given with that peculiar prolongation of sound that a sailor loves--'Land ho
cried he, leaping aloft and snapping his fingers, "and hey for the life I love
With her means of protection gone, Lys was now at the mercy of the hatchet-man; nor was it many hours before he had caught her at the base of the cliff and seized her; but as he bore her triumphantly aloft toward his cave, she had managed to break loose and escape him.
Did he shout, or jump, or even look aloft to see if the yard wasn't coming down too about our ears in a dozen pieces?
Anyhow, the upper part got smashed, and directly we had attended to things aloft Mr.
Not otherwise than when a kite, tremendous bird, is beheld by the feathered generation soaring aloft, and hovering over their heads, the amorous dove, and every innocent little bird, spread wide the alarm, and fly trembling to their hiding-places.
She with stately steps proudly advances over the field: aloft she bears her towering head, filled with conceit of her own pre-eminence, and schemes to effect her intended discovery.
The cock-of-the-roost sits aloft like Jupiter on an unsharable seat, holding your fate between two thongs of inconstant leather.
Let me pause for a minute to look out over the sea sparkling in the sun, or to gaze at a sailor going aloft to the gaff-topsails, or running out the bowsprit, and I am sure to hear the hateful voice, "'Ere, you, 'Ump, no sodgerin'.
In the light baffling airs the schooner had been tacking about a great deal, at which times the sails pass from one side to the other and a man is sent aloft to shift over the fore- gaff-topsail.
Ye look aloft when ye long for exaltation; and I look downward because I am exalted.