Each wave of time contributes its alluvium, each race deposits its layer
on the monument, each individual brings his stone.
In a short time he had removed some dozen, when he reached in to test the next layer
We're to have two kinds of jelly, red and yellow, and whipped cream and lemon pie, and cherry pie, and three kinds of cookies, and fruit cake, and Marilla's famous yellow plum preserves that she keeps especially for ministers, and pound cake and layer cake, and biscuits as aforesaid; and new bread and old both, in case the minister is dyspeptic and can't eat new.
All went merry as a marriage bell until Anne's layer cake was passed.
Two minutes after the sudden appearance of the meteor (to them two centuries of anguish) the projectile seemed almost about to strike it, when the globe of fire burst like a bomb, but without making any noise in that void where sound, which is but the agitation of the layers
of air, could not be generated.
Each of the four wings was first lightly covered with a layer
It had been buried under two or three feet of soil and the spot covered with a layer
of dead leaves and twigs.
If these discoveries had been made after a lapse of sixteen centuries, under a layer
of dust and ashes on a large scale, surely we might hope to meet with similar cases of preservation, after a lapse of three or four years only, under a layer
of dust and ashes on a small scale.
The strata are of sandstone, and one layer was remarkable from being composed of a firmly- cemented conglomerate of pumice pebbles, which must have travelled more than four hundred miles, from the Andes.
The layer near the margin is from four to five inches thick, but towards the centre its thickness increases.
And what becomes of these worms when, during the long summer, the surface is hardened into a solid layer of salt?
In the morning the sun rose brilliant and quickly wore away the thin layer
of ice that covered the water, and all the warm air was quivering with the steam that rose up from the quickened earth.