breakers


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waves breaking on the shore

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This year we are all holluschickie, and we can dance the Fire-dance in the breakers off Lukannon and play on the new grass.
He was in a light skiff, and being well acquainted with the currents and eddies, had shifted his station, according to the shifting of the tide, from the Hen and Chickens to the Hog's Back, from the Hog's Back to the Pot, and from the Pot to the Frying Pan; but in the eagerness of his sport he did not see that the tide was rapidly ebbing, until the roaring of the whirlpools and eddies warned him of his danger, and he had some difficulty in shooting his skiff from among the rocks and breakers, and getting to the point of Blackwell's Island.
Entering it with some difficulty, on account of sand-bars and breakers, she came to anchor in a spacious bay.
At half-past eleven still proceeding nearly South, we obtained our first view of the Bristol Channel ; and, in fifteen minutes afterward, the line of breakers on the coast appeared immediately beneath us, and we were fairly out at sea.
We hailed a boat that was two or three hundred yards from shore, and discovered in a moment that it was a police-boat on the lookout for any quarantine- breakers that might chance to be abroad.
But on this occasion we had not to wait at all, for there were no breakers on the Bar to speak of, and the tugs came out at once with the long strings of ugly flat- bottomed boats behind them, into which the packages were bundled with a crash.
And above all, ceaseless like time, is the dull roar of the breakers on the reef.
They found me among the breakers with a large dog, which had kept me afloat throughout that terrible night.
If the Pink Kitten despises you, look out for breakers.
Never mind -- I begin faintly to discern clear water ahead where no examination breakers loom.
Next, in the line of breakers he made out a small canoe, an outrigger canoe.
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.
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.