Where the land slopes abruptly under water, these reefs are only a few yards in width, forming a mere ribbon or fringe round the shores: where the land slopes gently under the water the reef extends further, sometimes even as much as a mile from the land; but in such cases the soundings outside the reef always show that the submarine prolongation of the land is gently inclined.
I cannot refrain from once again remarking on the singularity of these complex structures -- a great sandy and generally concave disk rises abruptly from the unfathomable ocean, with its central expanse studded, and its edge symmetrically bordered with oval basins of coral-rock just lipping the surface of the sea, sometimes clothed with vegetation, and each containing a lake of clear water!
the door of the reserved gallery which had hitherto remained so inopportunely closed, opened still more inopportunely; and the ringing voice of the usher announced abruptly
, "His eminence, Monseigneur the Cardinal de Bourbon."
She checked herself abruptly. Her fine tact warned her that she was speaking too warmly--that the expression of her gratitude might strike him as being strangely exaggerated.
"I have more to say to you," she resumed abruptly, feeling the animating resolution to lay her heart bare before him at last; "more, far more, than I have said yet.
"Oh, it was about the general," began the prince, waking abruptly
from the fit of musing which he too had indulged in "and-and about the theft you told me of."
And when, at last, Daylight decided that the horse had had enough, he turned him around abruptly
and put him into a gentle canter on the forward track.
Chickens and puarkas and cats, that he had never seen before, had a way of abruptly
appearing on Meringe Plantation.
The experiment succeeded: Francine returned to the question that he had put to her, and abruptly
Summary: Jerusalem [Israel], Jun 23 (ANI): US National Security Adviser John Bolton on Sunday warned Iran not to "mistake US prudence and discretion for weakness," after President Donald Trump abruptly
called off airstrikes against Iranian targets that were planned in response to the downing of an American military drone.
A special meeting of the Draper, Utah, city council to hear public comment on a quarry rezoning application ended abruptly
when the original application changed.
Its president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said such aid for the poor and low-income earners should not be stopped abruptly
, but instead be continued to help reduce the poor people's burden due to the rising cost of living.
The Civil Aviation Authority had given permission to the airline for bringing back Pakistanis who had been stranded in the Chinese city of Guangzhou since 29th of last month when the airline abruptly
cancelled its flights over a dispute of payment with the Civil Aviation Authority.
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Friday capped a week of whipsaw talks by reinstating a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un just days after he had abruptly
canceled it, but he also sought to lower expectations over the potential for a quick denuclearization deal.
LAHORE -- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday abruptly
cancelled his city tour of Lahore over security concerns, media reported.