By the time that Tess was dressed Clare was downstairs and out in the humid
Except for his leathern harness, covered thick with jewels and metal, he was naked, nor could one have comfortably worn apparel in that warm and humid
He stood, looking off at the enchanting harmony of line and color that remotely encircles the city, inhaling the softly humid
odors, and feeling the freshness of the year and the antiquity of the place reaffirm themselves in mysterious interfusion.
When, still a little fellow, he had dragged himself tortuously and by jerks beneath the shadows of its vaults, he seemed, with his human face and his bestial limbs, the natural reptile of that humid
and sombre pavement, upon which the shadow of the Romanesque capitals cast so many strange forms.
He examined many things minutely--strange tools and weapons, books, paper, clothing-- what little had withstood the ravages of time in the humid
atmosphere of the jungle coast.
In the society in which Prince Andrew lived he had never seen anyone who together with awkward and clumsy gestures possessed such calmness and self-assurance; he had never seen so resolute yet gentle an expression as that in those half-closed, rather humid
eyes, or so firm a smile that expressed nothing; nor had he heard such a refined, smooth, soft voice; above all he had never seen such delicate whiteness of face or hands- hands which were broad, but very plump, soft, and white.
They knew not the meanings of the words they mouthed; they but repeated the ritual that had been handed down from preceptor to neophyte since that long-gone day when the ancestors of the Piltdown man still swung by their tails in the humid
jungles that are England now.
The hot, humid
atmosphere of Caspak condenses as it is fanned by the cold Antarctic air-currents which sweep across the crater's top, sending a tenuous ribbon of vapor far out across the Pacific.
But there was no rustle, no movement; nothing but the humid
No faintest breath of air moved over the water, and the humid
heat beaded the faces and bodies of both men with profuse sweat.
The air was sticky and humid
, and the rain-squalls were unrefreshing.
The decks smelled of damp woolens, and the air was so humid
that drops of moisture kept gathering upon his hair and mustache.
Days became weeks, and weeks became months, and the months followed one another in a lazy procession of hot, humid
days and warm, humid
The case of America alone would almost suffice to prove its truth: for if we exclude the northern parts where the circumpolar land is almost continuous, all authors agree that one of the most fundamental divisions in geographical distribution is that between the New and Old Worlds; yet if we travel over the vast American continent, from the central parts of the United States to its extreme southern point, we meet with the most diversified conditions; the most humid
districts, arid deserts, lofty mountains, grassy plains, forests, marshes, lakes, and great rivers, under almost every temperature.
Confining our view to South America, we should certainly be tempted to believe that trees flourished only under a very humid
climate; for the limit of the forest-land follows, in a most remarkable manner, that of the damp winds.