But the whole nation is, indeed, of so surprising a necromantic ability, that not even their infants, nor their commonest cats and dogs have any difficulty in seeing objects that do not exist at all, or that for twenty millions of years before the birth of the nation itself had been blotted
out from the face of creation.
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.
His name has been blotted
from the records of men; and the revenge of De Vac has passed from the eyes of the world; though in his time it was a real and terrible thing in the hearts of the English.
It was hard under the circumstances, to form an opinion as to the handwriting; but I thought I could recognize the character of some of the doctor's letters, even in the blotted
impression of them.
Escutcheon, rising to a question of privilege, said:
At times, as my memory now reports this extraordinary scene, I could discern but a part of his body; it was as if he had been partly blotted
out--I cannot otherwise express it--then a shifting of his position would bring it all into view again.
And the memory of what I had that time seen I resolutely blotted
from my mind.
And so in debt and with a blotted
name, Bacon lived on until Queen Elizabeth died.
Anne, all I ask of heaven is that that recollection shall be blotted
out of my memory.