I stood close by, but could not tell which blows told and which did not, they fell and vanished so like flashes
Innumerable fires, which, amid that trackless waste of snow, burned pale and scarcely sent out any gleams, illumined here and there by sudden flashes
forms and faces that were barely human.
All the quiet lustre of the ice-walls was at once changed into flashes
If you wound the optic nerve, you merely see flashes
of light,-- just as disease of the auditory nerve merely means a humming in our ears.
The noble and distinguished air of Athos, those flashes
of greatness which from time to time broke out from the shade in which he voluntarily kept himself, that unalterable equality of temper which made him the most pleasant companion in the world, that forced and cynical gaiety, that bravery which might have been termed blind if it had not been the result of the rarest coolness-such qualities attracted more than the esteem, more than the friendship of D'Artagnan; they attracted his admiration.
The light made the two swords appear like flashes
of lightning; as for the men, they were scarcely perceptible, the darkness was so great.
The general who is skilled in defense hides in the most secret recesses of the earth; he who is skilled in attack flashes
forth from the topmost heights of heaven.
After a time the hot, dangerous flashes
of the rifles were visible.
I mean that all these cries, all these complaints, these curses, produce nothing but storms and flashes
and that is all; but the lightning will not strike until there is a hand to guide it.
The running of the horses that have broken loose; the snorting, stamping, and rearing of those which remain fast; the howling of dogs; the yelling of Indians; the scampering of white men, and red men, with their guns; the overturning of lodges, and trampling of fires by the horses; the flashes
of the fires, lighting up forms of men and steeds dashing through the gloom, altogether make up one of the wildest scenes of confusion imaginable.