He followed the Himalaya-Thibet road, the little ten-foot track that is blasted
out of solid rock, or strutted out on timbers over gulfs a thousand feet deep; that dips into warm, wet, shut-in valleys, and climbs out across bare, grassy hill-shoulders where the sun strikes like a burning-glass; or turns through dripping, dark forests where the tree-ferns dress the trunks from head to heel, and the pheasant calls to his mate.
Rappaccini's garden, as if something ugly and monstrous would have blasted
his eyesight had he been betrayed into a glance.
The old people shook and quivered as if a stroke of lightning had blasted
His grip has been upon me these twenty years, and he has blasted
The moon has eyed Tom with a dull cold stare, as admitting some puny emulation of herself in his desert region unfit for life and blasted
by volcanic fires; but she has passed on and is gone.
He could scarce conceive, even though he had already professed his doubt as to the deity of Issus, that one could threaten her with sword in hand and not be blasted
into a thousand fragments by the mere fury of her divine wrath.