Far away, says he, over the vast plains
, and up the steep sides of the lofty mountains, the snow lay spread in dazzling whiteness: and whenever the sun emerged in the morning above the giant peaks, or burst forth from among clouds in his midday course, mountain and dell, glazed rock and frosted tree, glowed and sparkled with surpassing lustre.
Leaving the plain of green turf, which extended along the course of a little brook, we soon entered on a wide level waste consisting either of sand, saline marshes, or bare mud.
We found the Beagle had not arrived, and consequently set out on our return, but the horses soon tiring, we were obliged to bivouac on the plain.
As long as the ground remains moist in the salitrales (as the Spaniards improperly call them, mistaking this substance for saltpeter), nothing is to be seen but an extensive plain composed of a black, muddy soil, supporting scattered tufts of succulent plants.
Conscious of its power, it roams by day about the open plain, and fears neither dog nor man.
The Agouti is a true friend of the desert; it is a common feature of the landscape to see two or three hopping quickly one after the other in a straight line across these wild plains.
The alluvial plains on the side appeared fertile, and it is supposed that they are well adapted to the growth of corn.
You say over them ones that you used to say every night in the waggon when we was on the Plains
In passing over the surrounding plains
, Barbicane noticed a great number of less important mountains; and among others a little ringed one called Guy Lussac, the breadth of which measured twelve miles.
Go your way, then," he growled, "leaving the pouch in plain sight behind you.
But Achmet Zek was standing now, his eagle eyes commanding a plain view of the Belgian and his every act.
3 : not hard to do or understand <The lesson was explained in plain
The concentration of dissolved Fe in groundwater is generally low (< 1 mg/L) in the Ganga Alluvial Plain
(Acharyya et al.
Rather than simply mimicking monarchical forms, Cromwellian portraiture increasingly reflected the character - and contradictions - of Cromwell's own plain
Although it remains unclear just how representative Jamaica Plain
is as an urban neighborhood, its evolution as a mixed-use urban subdistrict is a fascinating account of American urban development.