After all, the only mission of a seaman's calling is to keep ships' keels off the ground
. Thus the moment of her stranding takes away from him every excuse for his continued existence.
which can be abandoned but is hard to re-occupy is called entangling.
At the very moment when Vronsky thought that now was the time to overtake Mahotin, Frou-Frou herself, understanding his thoughts, without any incitement on his part, gained ground
considerably, and began getting alongside of Mahotin on the most favorable side, close to the inner cord.
In fact, we see the whole of it except that furthest part, which is covered by the Welsh Marches and those parts which are hidden from where we stand by the high ground
of the immediate west.
The young Prince pursued the little creature, and had almost overtaken it, when the girth of his saddle suddenly broke in two and he fell heavily to the ground
. No sooner had his foot touched the earth than he disappeared before the eyes of the horrified courtiers.
She was drifting some fifty feet above the ground
, followed by all but some hundred of the warriors who had been ordered back to the roofs to cover the possibility of a return of the fleet, or of reinforcements.
He crossed himself with an accustomed movement, bent till he touched the ground
with his hand, and bowed his white head with a deep sigh.
Bits of board, straw, old decayed barrels and boxes, garnished the ground
in all directions; and three or four ferocious-looking dogs, roused by the sound of the wagon-wheels, came tearing out, and were with difficulty restrained from laying hold of Tom and his companions, by the effort of the ragged servants who came after them.
Momentarily stunned, Gahan's fingers slipped from their hold upon the cordage and the man shot downward through the thin air of dying Mars toward the ground
three thousand feet beneath, while upon the deck of the rolling Vanator his faithful warriors clung to their lashings all unconscious of the fate of their beloved leader; nor was it until more than an hour later, after the storm had materially subsided, that they realized he was lost, or knew the self-sacrificing heroism of the act that had sealed his doom.
The cup and all the meats went over on to the ground
as he smote the earth with his forehead in the agonies of death, and he kicked the stool with his feet until his eyes were closed in darkness.
He circled slowly a few times above the meadow until he had assured himself that Bertha Kircher was there and apparently unharmed, then he dropped gently to the ground
so that the machine came to a stop a short distance from where the girl and the warriors awaited them.
David wanted to play on a pitch near the Round Pond with which he is familiar, but this would have placed me at a disadvantage, so I insisted on unaccustomed ground
, and we finally pitched stumps in the Figs.