A rainy night had been followed by a glorious morning, and the heath-covered countryside, with the glowing clumps
of flowering gorse, seemed all the more beautiful to eyes which were weary of the duns and drabs and slate grays of London.
Snow also spread more abundantly below, and the only trees were clumps
of pine and spruce in the lower valleys.
And they didn't give me pills; they gave me clumps
on the side of the head.
The grounds here were more confined, the flower-beds showed no very careful tendance, and large clumps
of trees, chiefly of sombre yews, had risen high, not ten yards from the windows.
Then I ran in a stooping posture, dodging among the clumps
of sage-brush in a storm of bullets from invisible enemies.
From the vast, invisible ocean of moonlight overhead fell, here and there, a slender, broken stream that seemed to plash against the intercepting branches and trickle to earth, forming small white pools among the clumps
There were rosy bleeding-hearts and great splendid crimson peonies; white, fragrant narcissi and thorny, sweet Scotch roses; pink and blue and white columbines and lilac-tinted Bouncing Bets; clumps
of southernwood and ribbon grass and mint; purple Adam-and-Eve, daffodils, and masses of sweet clover white with its delicate, fragrant, feathery sprays; scarlet lightning that shot its fiery lances over prim white musk-flowers; a garden it was where sunshine lingered and bees hummed, and winds, beguiled into loitering, purred and rustled.
Here there are extensive heaths, with a few clumps
of old Scotch firs on the distant hill-tops: within the last ten years large spaces have been enclosed, and self-sown firs are now springing up in multitudes, so close together that all cannot live.
of fruit-trees marked the villages; slim palms put their nodding heads together above the low houses; dried palm-leaf roofs shone afar, like roofs of gold, behind the dark colonnades of tree-trunks; figures passed vivid and vanishing; the smoke of fires stood upright above the masses of flowering bushes; bamboo fences glittered, running away in broken lines between the fields.
suddenly cried Ned, as a great soft, black shadow seemed to sweep out of a clump
of trees toward him.
In that singular light every little tree and shock of wheat, every sunflower stalk and clump
of snow-on-the-mountain, drew itself up high and pointed; the very clods and furrows in the fields seemed to stand up sharply.
Grose took again, into the queer element I offered her, one of her plunges of submission; then I pointed out that the boat might perfectly be in a small refuge formed by one of the recesses of the pool, an indentation masked, for the hither side, by a projection of the bank and by a clump
of trees growing close to the water.
Tom proudly marched into a thick clump
of sumach bushes and said:
Before the ape drank he cautioned the boy to be watchful; but as he drank he raised his head from time to time to cast a quick glance toward a clump
of bushes a hundred yards away upon the opposite side of the water hole.
A thick clump
of trees and shrubs rose in the centre, and masked a portion of the front; around this shrubbery two alleys, like two arms, extended right and left, and formed a carriage-drive from the iron gates to a double portico, on every step of which stood a porcelain vase.