driftwood


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wood that is floating or that has been washed ashore

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I got out amongst the driftwood, and then laid down in the bottom of the canoe and let her float.
I went up and set down on a log at the head of the island, and looked out on the big river and the black driftwood and away over to the town, three mile away, where there was three or four lights twinkling.
A NEGRO in a boat, gathering driftwood, saw a sleeping Alligator, and, thinking it was a log, fell to estimating the number of shingles it would make for his new cabin.
Long ago, it is said, my people dwelt across the waters upon that other land; but the wild beasts devoured them in such numbers that finally they were driven here, paddling across upon logs and driftwood, nor has any dared return since, because of the frightful creatures which dwell in that horrid country.
Finally they found themselves in the dining room, where a fire of driftwood was weaving flames of wavering, elusive, sea-born hues in the open fireplace.
If you'd like some driftwood for your fire, Mistress Blythe, I'll bring you up a load some day.
Anne never forgot the delight with which she listened to those old tales that moonlit evening by that enchanted driftwood fire, while the silver sea called to them through the open window and sobbed against the rocks below them.
The dead and for the most part unmerchantable wood behind my house, and the driftwood from the pond, have supplied the remainder of my fuel.
A few sticks of driftwood furnished them with a fire that thawed down through the ice and left them to eat supper in the dark.
There was driftwood, though not much, on the beach, and the sight of a coffee tin I had taken from the Ghost's larder had given me the idea of a fire.
Then there will be huts to build and driftwood to gather.
She fell to wondering what her life would have been like had she been born a Chinese woman, or an Italian woman like those she saw, head-shawled or bareheaded, squat, ungainly and swarthy, who carried great loads of driftwood on their heads up from tha beach.
Youngsters from Bryn Hafod Primary School in Llanrumney, Cardiff, went to Albany Studios in Fairwater to help contribute backing vocals for alternative folk group Under the Driftwood Tree's new album.
In her current roles, Elizabeth writes and publishes newspaper articles, and also works in the capacity of painting driftwood and creating hand painted jewelry.
But he said he was keen to speak to people who drank in the Driftwood bar in Argyle Street - now known as The Ivy - in November 1968.