Once I shipped a sea so heavy that I had to stop and bail, with my heart fluttering like a bird, but gradually I got into the way of the thing and guided my coracle among the waves
, with only now and then a blow upon her bows and a dash of foam in my face.
It's horrible," said Kotick, backing water as a wave
went over him, and steadying himself with a screw stroke of his flippers that brought him all standing within three inches of a jagged edge of rock.
As he wandered up and down on the banks of the mill-pond he heard a rustling in the water, and when he looked near he saw a white woman rising up from the waves
The tempest was let loose and beating the atmosphere with its mighty wings; from time to time a flash of lightning stretched across the heavens like a fiery serpent, lighting up the clouds that rolled on in vast chaotic waves
While he was thus in two minds a wave
caught him and took him with such force against the rocks that he would have been smashed and torn to pieces if Minerva had not shown him what to do.
On came the fairy boat, till it reached a moss-grown rock; and here it stopped, while the Fairies rested beneath the violet-leaves, and sang with the dancing waves
This time the sea looked a dark grey colour, and was overspread with curling waves
and the ridges of foam as he cried out:
Bend thy fair head over the waves
, thou lovelier than the ghost of the hills, when it moves, in a sunbeam at noon, over the silence of Morven.
Then the wind pushed the edges of the ripples until they became waves
, and shoved the waves
around until they became billows.
Shortly after the shock, a great wave
was seen from the distance of three or four miles, approaching in the middle of the bay with a smooth outline; but along the shore it tore up cottages and trees, as it swept onwards with irresistible force.
Suddenly a huge wave
came and the boat disappeared.
He was amused by the fizz of the thing, but after a sip or two would let it get flat, and with a courteous wave
of his hand ask for a fresh bottle.
After we had rowed, or rather driven about a league and a half, as we reckoned it, a raging wave
, mountain-like, came rolling astern of us, and plainly bade us expect the COUP DE GRACE.
And very soon the parrot saw them again, coming up behind, dragging the onions through the waves
in big nets made of seaweed.
For its part, the narwhal, imitating the frigate, let the waves
rock it at will, and seemed decided not to leave the scene of the struggle.