Him who breaketh up their tables of values, the breaker
, the law-breaker
--he, however, is the creator.
But the stranger sprang to meet the blow, and, just when it seemed he must be crushed, he dived into the face of the breaker and disappeared.
How long they stood and watched the stately procession of breakers, rising from out the deep and wind-capped sea to froth and thunder at their feet, Saxon did not know.
Every appearance it had then presented, bore the expression of being swelled; and the height to which the breakers
rose, and, looking over one another, bore one another down, and rolled in, in interminable hosts, was most appalling.
Conseil and I rowing, we sped along quickly, and Ned steered in the straight passage that the breakers
left between them.
All eyes were strained after the little bark as it pulled for shore, rising and sinking with the huge rolling waves, until it entered, a mere speck, among the foaming breakers, and was soon lost to view.
The wind now springing up, the Tonquin got under way, and stood in to seek the channel; but was again deterred by the frightful aspect of the breakers, from venturing within a league.
Never mind -- I begin faintly to discern clear water ahead where no examination breakers
It was like the firing of many cannon, only there were no cannon-balls or other missiles to be seen; it was like the rolling of mighty thunder, only not a cloud was in the sky; it was like the roar of countless breakers
on a rugged seashore, only there was no sea or other water anywhere about.
Over swung the great boom, and the cog trembled and quivered within five spear-lengths of the breakers.
A bluff cape to the north and a long spit to the south marked the mouth of the noble river, with a low-lying island of silted sand in the centre, all shrouded and curtained by the spume of the breakers.
Ernest called it the dinner of the Machine Breakers
A rollicking wind was scudding across the harbor and the dunes, whipping the water into white-caps and washing the sandshore with long lines of silvery breakers
Now you rode the breakers
with the Kanakas at Kealaikahiki.
All afternoon, when I went on deck, I saw men and officers listening hard over the bulwarks -- "for breakers
," they said; and though I did not so much as understand the word, I felt danger in the air, and was excited.