The old general and his young wife, whom he had left lying in piles
of clothes and wrapped in mantles and pelisses, were now on the snow, crouching before the fire.
Into two of these I went, but saw nothing except fragments of old coffins and piles
We had plenty of oxygen; all this water contained a considerable quantity, and by dissolving it with our powerful piles
, it would restore the vivifying fluid.
It was almost completely dark in the narrow, cramped, low-pitched room, cumbered up with an enormous wardrobe and piles
of cardboard boxes and all sorts of frippery and litter.
In the first, blazed piles
of golden coin; in the second, were ranged bars of unpolished gold, which possessed nothing attractive save their value; in the third, Edmond grasped handfuls of diamonds, pearls, and rubies, which, as they fell on one another, sounded like hail against glass.
Fording the river, he proceeded to the borders of the deep snow, when he encamped under the lee of immense piles
of burned rock.
Just round the corner, as it were, on a pier defined with stone blocks and wooden piles
, a white mast, slender like a stalk of straw and crossed by a yard like a knitting-needle, flying the signals of flag and balloon, watches over a set of heavy dock- gates.
Some of these piles
are so extensive, and so great a degree of labour and skill must have been requisite in constructing them, that I can scarcely believe they were built by the ancestors of the present inhabitants.
Edwards had preceded him; for the sight of the immense piles
of fish, that were slowly rolling over on the gravelly beach, had impelled him also to leave the ladies and join the fishermen.
Assuredly, it is a construction which increases and piles
up in endless spirals; there also are confusion of tongues, incessant activity, indefatigable labor, eager competition of all humanity, refuge promised to intelligence, a new Flood against an overflow of barbarians.
Looking down over the rails Prince Nesvitski saw the rapid, noisy little waves of the Enns, which rippling and eddying round the piles
of the bridge chased each other along.
For a moment he examined it by the moon's bright rays, then he raised his head to look out upon the ancient piles
of crumbling grandeur in the distance.
of letters came every day, which he left unopened upon his study table.
A good average pile
, by the time it was delivered on the ground, cost a twenty-dollar gold piece, and these piles
were used in unending thousands.
Just a brief glimpse of his immediate surroundings vouchsafed Bradley before he was whisked into the interior of one of the buildings; but in that momentary glance he saw strange piles
of stone and wood and mud fashioned into buildings of all conceivable sizes and shapes, sometimes piled high on top of one another, sometimes standing alone in an open court-way, but usually crowded and jammed together, so that there were no streets or alleys between them other than a few which ended almost as soon as they began.