I saw you like a speck
on a white track, lessening every moment.
You will get a better idea of the magnitude of the sidereal system, however, by remembering that, in comparison with it, the distances of our entire solar system are as mere specks
The next day there were very few ships in sight from our mast-heads - seven at most, perhaps, with a few more distant specks
, hull down, beyond the magic ring of the horizon.
Their boat, therefore, scarcely as visible as a dark speck
upon the ocean, glided along noiselessly, avoiding the use of their oars for fear of being heard, and gained the nearest land.
All eyes were strained after the little bark as it pulled for shore, rising and sinking with the huge rolling waves, until it entered, a mere speck
, among the foaming breakers, and was soon lost to view.
She was like a fair peach, I may say, with just one little speck
If a speck
of oil, if even the natural grease of the human finger touch the hooded terminals, Fleury's Ray will wink and disappear and must be laboriously built up again.
No sooner said than the intensely red speck
of fire was glowing within the pipe-bowl; and the scarecrow, without waiting for the witch's bidding, applied the tube to his lips and drew in a few short, convulsive whiffs, which soon, however, became regular and equable.
At length, on the edge of the horizon, we discovered a black speck
, which rapidly increased in size until we made it out to be a vast monster, swimming with a great part of its body above the surface of the sea.
After he has been talking to me I feel as if I hadn't got a speck
of dust left in my mind anywhere.
Doubtless, the height of the tower, seated as it was on the hill-top, the rushing of the ceaseless wind, the hypnotic effect of the lofty altitude of the speck
in the sky at which he gazed, and the rushing of the paper messengers up the string till sight of them was lost in distance, all helped to further affect his brain, undoubtedly giving way under the strain of beliefs and circumstances which were at once stimulating to the imagination, occupative of his mind, and absorbing.
It ain't done me a speck
of good, but I guess I might as well use it up," she remarked; adding, as she pushed the empty bottle toward Mattie: "If you can get the taste out it'll do for pickles.
Everything was always in its place, and no where could you see a speck
But ready as she was to take the smallest speck
for the image of a man or of a coffin, she saw nothing.
Will not a tiny speck
very close to our vision blot out the glory of the world, and leave only a margin by which we see the blot?