Below, the immense buildings, tremendous and fine as they were, seemed like the giant trees of a jungle fighting for life; their picturesque magnificence was as planless as the chances of crag and gorge, their casualty enhanced by the smoke and confusion of still unsubdued and spreading conflagrations
To the south a monster conflagration
was filling the sky, and we knew that the great ghetto was burning.
This will prevent all conflagrations
for the future.
It was more than hinted, in an official report, not long ago, that some of these conflagrations
were not wholly accidental, and that speculation and enterprise found a field of exertion, even in flames: but be this as it may, there was a fire last night, there are two to-night, and you may lay an even wager there will be at least one, to-morrow.
While this attack lasted, the family lived in constant fear of a conflagration
, for the odor of burning wood pervaded the house at all hours, smoke issued from attic and shed with alarming frequency, red-hot pokers lay about promiscuously, and Hannah never went to bed without a pail of water and the dinner bell at her door in case of fire.
She had caught sight of her new Sunday gown-- a cheap curtain-calico thing, a conflagration
of gaudy colors and fantastic figures.
cried Catherine, sucking her damaged lip, and watching the conflagration
with indignant eyes.
In the roaring and raging of the conflagration
, a red-hot wind, driving straight from the infernal regions, seemed to be blowing the edifice away.
Having looked at this extinct conflagration
and shaken his head, he took my order: which, proving to be merely "Some tea for the lady," sent him out of the room in a very low state of mind.
Cold news,'' said Waldemar, ``to us, though you speak of fire and conflagration
And as to those mortal feuds which, in certain conjunctures, spread a conflagration
through a whole nation, or through a very large proportion of it, proceeding either from weighty causes of discontent given by the government or from the contagion of some violent popular paroxysm, they do not fall within any ordinary rules of calculation.
The influence of factious leaders may kindle a flame within their particular States, but will be unable to spread a general conflagration
through the other States.
The star of day, pale but nevertheless still splendid, was setting in the horizon, glorifying at once the heavens and the sea with bands of fire, and casting upon the towers and the old houses of the city a last ray of gold which made the windows sparkle like the reflection of a conflagration
There is a proper season for making attacks with fire, and special days for starting a conflagration
A Pygmy, you know, though so very small, might set the world on fire, just as easily as a Giant could; so that this was certainly the very best way of dealing with their foe, provided they could have kept him quiet while the conflagration
was going forward.