Every rope and shroud was thrumming and screeching in resistance to the fierce weight of the squall.
Here Van Horn was swept off his legs by an avalanche of return boys who had cluttered the deck with the first squall.
And near her, just come in from the sea on the wings of the squall, he saw another schooner hove to and dropping a boat into the water.
The three men stepped outside in time to see the two schooners go hastily about and head off shore, dropping mainsails and flying jibs on the run in the teeth of the squall that heeled them far over on the whitened water.
And even he could not repress a start and an involuntary bristling of hair along his back when she suddenly leaped, without warning, straight up in the air, at the same time emitting a long and most terrible squall
Duncan coolly pulled at his cigar and glanced aft at the rising cloud of squall
At night it blew a gale of wind, and heavy squalls
from the mountains swept past us.
Watch out for squalls
, is all I can say to you," was Louis's warning, given during a spare half-hour on deck while Wolf Larsen was engaged in straightening out a row among the hunters.
He catches at it, thinks he'll make sure of the contents of the pockets anyhow, in case he should be parted from it, bends right over the stern, and in one of these heavy squalls
, or in the cross-swell of two steamers, or in not being quite prepared, or through all or most or some, gets a lurch, overbalances and goes head-foremost overboard.
It was a soft grey day outside, with heavy clouds working across the sky, and occasional squalls
Under his eyelids burned the brazen glories of the tropic seas, or ached the bitter gales of the North Atlantic or far South Pacific; but his memory of them was of mess-room doors stove in, of decks awash and hatches threatened, of undue coal consumption, of long passages, and of fresh paint-work spoiled by unexpected squalls
I sweated out my thousand words a day, every day, except when the shock of fever smote me, or a couple of nasty squalls
smote the Snark, in the morning.
Come, then, let us set him free upon the dark shore at once: do not lay hands on him, lest he grow angry and stir up dangerous winds and heavy squalls
As a vast herd of cows in a rich farmer's yard, if, while they are milked, they hear their calves at a distance, lamenting the robbery which is then committing, roar and bellow; so roared forth the Somersetshire mob an hallaloo, made up of almost as many squalls
, screams, and other different sounds as there were persons, or indeed passions among them: some were inspired by rage, others alarmed by fear, and others had nothing in their heads but the love of fun; but chiefly Envy, the sister of Satan, and his constant companion, rushed among the crowd, and blew up the fury of the women; who no sooner came up to Molly than they pelted her with dirt and rubbish.
It will be time to look out for squalls
when we do.