That is evident," I replied; "and for the sake of archaeologists let us hope that these excavations will be made sooner or later, when new towns are established on the isthmus, after the construction of the Suez Canal
; a canal
, however, very useless to a vessel like the Nautilus.
It is easy, then, in fancy, to people these silent canals
with plumed gallants and fair ladies--with Shylocks in gaberdine and sandals, venturing loans upon the rich argosies of Venetian commerce--with Othellos and Desdemonas, with Iagos and Roderigos--with noble fleets and victorious legions returning from the wars.
We were speaking of canals
and marshes in which people are drowned.
He was passing between Manchester and Liverpool, Kurt told him; a gleaming band across the prospect was the Ship Canal
, and a weltering ditch of shipping far away ahead, the Mersey estuary.
Sleighing and skating have been our chief occupation, especially skating, which is more than usually fascinating here, because the place is intersected by small canals
communicating with a lake and the river belonging to the lake, and as everything is frozen black and hard, we can skate for miles straight ahead without being obliged to turn round and come back again,--at all times an annoying, and even mortifying, proceeding.
See the investment of capital in aqueducts made useless by hydraulics; fortifications, by gunpowder; roads and canals
, by railways; sails, by steam; steam by electricity.
Before breakfast, a walk with Sir Pitt and his spud; after breakfast studies (such as they are) in the schoolroom; after schoolroom, reading and writing about lawyers, leases, coal-mines, canals
, with Sir Pitt (whose secretary I am become); after dinner, Mr.
For who else would dig, and delve, and drudge, and do domestic work, and make canals
and roads, and execute great lines of Internal Improvement
Nor was their belief much shaken by repeated intelligence which came over in course of time, that an old man who wore the tie of his neckcloth under one ear, and who was very well known to be an Englishman, consorted with the Dutchmen on the quaint banks of the canals
of the Hague and in the drinking-shops of Amsterdam, under the style and designation of Mynheer von Flyntevynge.
Didn't come back next day; didn't come back next week; missis had bills printed, sayin' that, if he'd come back, he should be forgiven everythin' (which was very liberal, seein' that he hadn't done nothin' at all); the canals
was dragged, and for two months arterwards, wenever a body turned up, it was carried, as a reg'lar thing, straight off to the sassage shop.
Why, I saw her--I think it was a week ago--walking along Canal
Street, the picture of health, it seemed to me.
His cranial cavity is continuous with the first neck-vertebra; and in that vertebra the bottom of the spinal canal
will measure ten inches across, being eight in height, and of a triangular figure with the base downwards.
From Paris I branched out and walked through Holland and Belgium, procuring an occasional lift by rail or canal
when tired, and I had a tolerably good time of it "by and large.
Jane suggested dragging the canal
, but was silenced by an indignant "sh-sh-sh," accompanied by apprehensive and sympathetic glances at the bereaved parents.
The ancient Kings of Egypt conveyed the waters of the Nile to this place by an artificial canal
, now so choked with sand, that there are scarce any marks remaining of so noble and beneficial a work.