Evidently," said Barbicane, "they are open curves, which may be prolonged indefinitely.
My friend," answered the captain, "the parabola is a curve of the second order, the result of the section of a cone intersected by a plane parallel to one of the sides.
Why, John, so strong and strange a tilter must fight for the brightness of his lady's eyes or the curve of her eyelash, even as Sir Nigel does for the Lady Loring.
I will uphold the curve of her eyelashes, for it tickleth my very heart-root to think of her.
She looked at him with curving lips; and even he, who had watched her often, could not tell whether that curve
was of scorn or mirth.
We watched the curve in silence, standing in a sorrowful little group in the sunshine of the autumn morning.
We waved wildly back until the buggy had driven around the curve.
Rolling pasture lands curved upward on either side of us, and old gabled houses peeped out from amid the thick green foliage, but behind the peaceful and sunlit countryside there rose ever, dark against the evening sky, the long, gloomy curve
of the moor, broken by the jagged and sinister hills.
We sat and laughed at them as we dashed by, swinging south, and southeast to east, and even to northeast, and then east again, southeast and south and on around to the west, a great double curve
where the river nearly tied a knot in itself.
She went on around the curve
of the veranda, where she found herself alone.
The hamlet's front was washed by the clear waters of the great river; its body stretched itself rearward up a gentle incline; its most rearward border fringed itself out and scattered its houses about its base line of the hills; the hills rose high, enclosing the town in a half-moon curve
, clothed with forests from foot to summit.
The inhabitants, doubtless, were well acquainted with this, but strangers, who might approach in a hostile manner, and were ignorant of the curve
of the causeway, would probably plunge into the lake, which is six or seven feet in depth at the least.
Even the Ape-man lacked that inward sinuous curve
of the back which makes the human figure so graceful.
Suddenly I noticed that the circular westward outline of the sun had changed; that a concavity, a bay, had appeared in the curve
Arrested by a whispering above, she paused in the doorway, and looked up the stairs along a broad smooth handrail that swept round in an unbroken curve
at each landing, forming an inclined plane from the top to the bottom of the house.