Now they arrived at the base
of a great knob or dome veneered with ice and powdered with snow--the utmost, summit, the last bit of solidity between them and the hollow vault of heaven.
The explosion soon followed; the upper rock was lifted from its base
by the terrific force of the powder; the lower one flew into pieces; thousands of insects escaped from the aperture Dantes had previously formed, and a huge snake, like the guardian demon of the treasure, rolled himself along in darkening coils, and disappeared.
Nor would the Martians have embraced even such opportunities as might present themselves, for they could always find a circuitous route about the base
of any eminence, and these roads they preferred and followed in preference to the shorter but more arduous ways.
It stood in a spacious, handsome promenade, overlooking the sea, and from its base
a vast flight of stone steps led down to the harbor--two hundred of them, fifty feet long, and a wide landing at the bottom of every twenty.
It seemed that I had scarcely settled myself in a comfortable position before a party of cave men emerged from one of the smaller apertures in the cliff-face, about fifty feet from the base
His other weapons he could not lightly discard, and so, in the hope that he might eventually recover them, he carried them to the edge of the wall and dropped them among the foliage at its base
For a moment my gaze traversed the landscape beneath until it was caught and held by four figures near the base
of the cliff--a human figure held at bay by three hyaenodons, those ferocious and blood-thirsty wild dogs of the Eocene.
Mercury soon appeared and said to him, "O thou most base
Shortly afterwards the Idol's worshippers held a great religious ceremony at the base
of his pedestal, and as a part of the rites the Missionary was roasted whole.
Happily, Barbicane, not content with employing water, had furnished the movable disc with strong spring plugs, destined to lessen the shock against the base
after the breaking of the horizontal partitions.
These rhombs have certain angles, and the three which form the pyramidal base
of a single cell on one side of the comb, enter into the composition of the bases
of three adjoining cells on the opposite side.
What signifies his being base
born, when compared with such qualifications as these?