But the general expression of the scenery--rocky and savage--seemed sadly disappointing; and as they threaded the forest from ridge to ridge, eagerly scanning the landscapes as they were unfolded, they said: "All this is huge and sublime, but we see nothing as yet at all available for effective pictures.
"Yes, sir; I saw those buffaloes coming over the hill, and as we were about out of fresh meat I thought I would go and get some," said I. They scanned my cheap-looking outfit pretty closely, and as my horse was not very prepossessing in appearance, having on only a blind bridle, and otherwise looking like a work-horse they evidently considered me a green hand at hunting.
Then carefully scanning the fretted face of the precipice through the spray, I at length noticed a yellowish moss-cushion, growing on the edge of a level tablet within five or six feet of the outer folds of the fall.
Some of Durell's ships destroyed the French 'long-shore batteries near this Traverse, at the lower end of the island of Orleans, while the rest kept ceaseless watch to seaward, anxiously scanning the offing, day after day, to make out the colours of the first fleet up.
After a time he stood up, and retreating a few steps down the road, he scanned the boulder narrowly.
On the fourth or fifth morning of our pursuit, I rode ahead of the command about ten miles, and mounting a hill I scanned the country far and wide with my field glass, and discovered an immense column of dust rising about ten miles further down the creek, and soon I noticed a body of men marching towards me, that at first I believed to be the Indians of whom we were in pursuit; but subsequently they proved to be General Terry's command.
Having read Ryan's letter and slowly scanned the applicants: "What do you know about it?"
That thou mayst know Who seconds thee against the Siennese Thus gladly, bend this way thy sharpen'd sight, That well my face may answer to thy ken; So shalt thou see I am Capocchio's ghost, Who forg'd transmuted metals by the power Of alchemy; and if I scan thee right, Thus needs must well remember how I aped Creative nature by my subtle art."
At that I was vastly astonished and frightened; yet, though I retreated, I could not withdraw my gaze from the tree; but scanned it the more intently; and, suddenly, I saw a brown, human face peering at us from between the wrapped branches.
He scanned hastily over some papers, fussed with them, and finally put them in envelopes.
But before he voiced an opinion he got down from his horse and scanned the sides of the mountains ahead of them through his long telescope.
Very deliberately her eyes scanned the building.
"The deep things," I replied, "which here I scan Distinctly, are below from mortal eye So hidden, they have in belief alone Their being, on which credence hope sublime Is built; and therefore substance it intends.
Then once more Robin held his kinsman off at arm's length and scanned him keenly from top to toe.
Richard Hiley most absurdly scans this last couplet, and all verse like it, into "the Heroic measure," or a form of our iambic pentameter; saying, "Sometimes a syllable is cut off from the first foot; as, =I -dl~e =af -t~er d=inn -n~er =in h~is ch=air , S=at ~a f=ar -m~er , r=ud -dy, f=at, =and f=air."
With sudden swoop, a brutal boy Caught in his cap its fans of gold, And forced them down with savage joy Upon the path's defiling mould; Then cautiously, the ground well scanned, He clutched his darkened, helpless prey, And, pinched within his grimy hand, Withdrew it to the light of day.
Gradually, the day came, and, by its light, I scanned the gardens, earnestly; but nowhere could I see any signs of the brutes.
Long and earnestly I had scanned them through the glasses.
The gentleman was, after the manner of his tribe, minutely scanning some papers--that is, he was looking into them so sharply that you would have inferred that he was engaged in hunting for "flaws;" a species of game that is both a prey and a reward--et praeda et premium, as an old proverb says.
Anonyma scanned this unexpected gift nervously.
Leonardo Donato's eyes quickly scanned the faces of the senators, seeking the two least sympathetic.
"With this view we must beg leave seriously to assure him, that the mere rhyming of the final syllable, even when accompanied by the presence of a certain number of feet; nay, although (which does not always happen) these feet should scan regularly, and have been all counted upon the fingers, is not the whole art of poetry.
JAPAN,--OLD AND NEW The son of a Japanese lord am I,-- A Prince of the olden time; My hair is white, though black as night In my youth and early prime; And again and again I ask myself, As the past I sadly scan, Are we better or worse?
Mr. Wylie produced the cablegram, and Drummond scanned it sharply.
A chorus of exclamations was followed by a dive for the paper, and even the Major smiled grimly as he observed the three girlish heads close together and three pair of eager eyes scanning swiftly the society columns.
'Come on, Ken,' broke in Roy, who was scanning the country uneasily. '
He scanned the place wildly in search of means of escape.
In Geanies wood Another deer they slew ... Caoilte, who stood On a high ridge alone ... with eager eyes Scanning the prospect wide ... in mute surprise Saw rising o'er Knockfarrel, a dark cloud Of thick and writhing smoke ... Then fierce and loud Upon his horn he blew the warning blast-- From out the woods the Fians hastened fast-- Lo!
Since the equal recognition of so many feet as twelve, or even as eight, will often produce different modes of measuring the same lines; and since it is desirable to measure verses with uniformity, and always by the simplest process that will well answer the purpose; we usually scan by the principal feet, in preference to the secondary, where the syllables give us a choice of measures, or may be divided in different ways.
The brilliant and empty drawing-room scanned us unfavourably with all its globes and mirrors.
Look here"--He held up a tin and scanned the label triumphantly: "Chow de Bruxelles, what?
Yet if his reasons were thoroughly scanned by a judicious politician, I am afraid he would not altogether be approved, but that it would turn to the dishonour of our nation, to suffer it to lie so long waste.
They both happened to be behind the marquis, and they were scanning him suspiciously.
Exactly the same kind of verse as this, which is said to consist of "four iambuses" from one of which "a syllable is cut off," is subsequently scanned by the same authors as being composed of "three trochees and an additional syllable; as, 'Haste thee, Nymph, and bring with thee Jest and youthful Jolli -ty.
Autumn was well advanced before the lumbering old passenger coach brought our long-expected guests from the embarcadero, and after the excitement of the meeting was over, I stealthily scanned each face and figure.
There was something fine in his weather-beaten countenance, and grey hair streaming in the breeze, as he steadily scanned the dark masses of the distant Wolf-stone--he was a true seaman.
He and the little chap on the pony were looking at each other with all their might, solemnly scanning each other as children do.
He scanned my face silently.
Without the zeal of the 'enthusiast,' whom they severely scanned from afar, and seeking in all things to prove that Christianity was so 'reasonable' as to be identical with 'rational philosophy,' it is little wonder that when the popular mind began to be stirred by a religious 'Revival' they were not its apostles, but mostly its critics.
Rapidly he scanned the surface of the sea for some sign of his chum or of the wreckage.
There were fathers, mothers, brothers, and children quietly and unemotionally scanning the lists.
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Among these you will find the most delicious women you will ever meet,--women whom dress and flattery and the round of city gayeties cannot spoil,--talking with whom, you forget their diamonds and laces,--and around whom all the nice details of elegance, which the cold-blooded beauty next them is scanning so nicely, blend in one harmonious whole, too perfect to be disturbed by the petulant sparkle of a jewel, or the yellow glare of a bangle, or the gay toss of a feather.
To and fro, to and fro, this way and that; now trying to ease her soul by watching the soldiers at drill in the Park, the long, long khaki lines and sunburnt faces; now pacing the edge of the water and seeking distraction in the antics of some water-fowl; now back again in the streets, moving with the crowd, seeing soldiers, soldiers on every hand, scanning each almost mechanically with the vagrant hope of meeting one who moved with a haughty pride of carriage and looked like a prince in disguise.
Madly I scanned the steamer.
Lastly, they scanned the phials, trusting that some infinitesimal distinction might serve to discriminate the elixir from the poisons.
The old man's small, kindly, shrewd eyes scanned the lad's face as he spoke.
Act you your part; Imprint just morals on their heart, Impartially their talents scan: Just education forms the man.
Just as regularly her husband would take a pair of opera-glasses and in the Rue de la Paix hopefully scan the sky.
His glasses upon his nose, he scanned the papers gravely.