Drunkards had reeled by, cursing and chattering to themselves like monstrous
Between the crowded houses of Gravesend and the monstrous
red-brick pile on the Essex shore the ship is surrendered fairly to the grasp of the river.
But, quite beautifully, she had too much tact to dot so monstrous
an I, and it was precisely an illustration of the way she didn't rattle.
I do not know that I can bring their appearance home to you better than by saying that they looked like monstrous
kangaroos, twenty feet in length, and with skins like black crocodiles.
The case of Gridley is in no essential altered from one of actual occurrence, made public by a disinterested person who was professionally acquainted with the whole of the monstrous
wrong from beginning to end.
Each of its monstrous
sides was a wide stairway which rose upward, step above step, narrowing as it went, till it tapered to a point far aloft in the air.
It must be admitted that a permanent gibbet and a pillory, "a justice and a ladder," as they were called in that day, erected side by side in the centre of the pavement, contributed not a little to cause eyes to be turned away from that fatal place, where so many beings full of life and health have agonized; where, fifty years later, that fever of Saint Vallier was destined to have its birth, that terror of the scaffold, the most monstrous
of all maladies because it comes not from God, but from man.
Every time he chanced to meet Dolokhov's handsome insolent eyes, Pierre felt something terrible and monstrous
rising in his soul and turned quickly away.
It is monstrous
that for no offence but the wish to produce something beautiful, and the mistake of his powers in that direction, a writer should become the prey of some ferocious wit, and that his tormentor should achieve credit by his lightness and ease in rending his prey; it is shocking to think how alluring and depraving the fact is to the young reader emulous of such credit, and eager to achieve it.
The Shaggy Man, however, related his adventures with the monstrous
plants which had seized and enfolded the travelers, and told how he had robbed Chiss, the giant porcupine, of the quills which it was accustomed to throw at people.
All about them the huge-rooted trees blocked their footing, while coiled and knotted climbers, of the girth of a man's arm, were thrown from lofty branch to lofty branch, or hung in tangled masses like so many monstrous
Large trees are about us, and from their branches hang gray filaments of moss, while great creepers, like monstrous
serpents, curl around the trunks and writhe in tangles through the air.
A RICH Man wanted to tell a certain lie, but the lie was of such monstrous
size that it stuck in his throat; so he employed an Editor to write it out and publish it in his paper as an editorial.
At that moment the mysterious illumination suddenly flared to an intense, an almost blinding splendor, flushing the entire sky, extinguishing the stars and throwing the monstrous
shadow of himself athwart the landscape.
For a time, which seemed so long that the world grew gray with age and sin, and the haunted forest, having fulfilled its purpose in this monstrous
culmination of its terrors, vanished out of his consciousness with all its sights and sounds, the apparition stood within a pace, regarding him with the mindless malevolence of a wild brute; then thrust its hands forward and sprang upon him with appalling ferocity