Then they sleep and wake and sleep again, and weave little baskets of dried grass and put grasshoppers in them; or catch two praying mantises and make them fight; or string a necklace of red and black jungle nuts; or watch a lizard basking
on a rock, or a snake hunting a frog near the wallows.
Numbers of those creatures were to be seen basking
in the sunshine upon the thatching of the houses, and multitudes at all hours of the day showed their glittering sides as they ran frolicking between the spears of grass or raced in troops up and down the tall shafts of the cocoanut trees.
The surface of this lake was covered with aquatic plants, on the broad leaves of which numbers of water-snakes, drawn forth by the genial warmth of spring, were basking
in the sunshine.
In the spring he and his people retreated from the floes to the rocky mainland, where they put up tents of skins, and snared the sea-birds, or speared the young seal basking
on the beaches.
The strange plants were basking
in the sunshine, and now and then nodding gently to one another, as if in acknowledgment of sympathy and kindred.
No, that's for the waking hours," Dominic drawled, basking
sleepily with his head between his hands in her ardent gaze.
He leaned back in his chair with drooping eyelids and a tolerant smile, basking
in this sudden gleam of sunshine.
We were sitting out upon the lawn on garden chairs, the three of us, basking
in the sun and admiring the view across the Broads, when a maid came out to say that there was a man at the door who wanted to see Mr.
After all, it is hardly weather for basking
on the shore.
Crocodiles were seen basking
in the broad blaze of the sun or plunging beneath the waters with the agility of lizards, and in their gambols they sported about among the many green islands that intercept the current of the stream.
By the stream, basking
in the bright sun, stood and lay a group of from ten to fifteen /large antelopes/--at that distance we could not see of what species.
Ragged children were playing in it, and it was noisy with their cries: here and there old seamen were basking
in the sun.
On a deer's hide, stretched on the ground in the open in front of the greenwood tree, sat Robin Hood basking
in the sun like an old dog fox.
These chosen spirits were to be found also among the deer, dumbly basking
, and among the fish, set still in mid-stream, for they were mute sharers in a benignant state not needing any exposition by the tongue.
As we were toiling up, I looked back again; there was the village spire, and the old grey parsonage beyond it, basking
in a slanting beam of sunshine--it was but a sickly ray, but the village and surrounding hills were all in sombre shade, and I hailed the wandering beam as a propitious omen to my home.