Whichever side you walk in the woods the partridge bursts away on whirring wings, jarring the snow from the dry leaves and twigs on high, which comes sifting down in the sun-beams like golden dust; for this brave bird is not to be scared by winter.
However it is done, it is certain that a beam of heat is the essence of the matter.
If no other cause Forbid, thy beams should ever be our guide.”
22:001:017 The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.
Chapter 14 THE PIRATE SHIPOne green light squinting over Kidd's Creek, which is near the mouth of the pirate river, marked where the brig, the JOLLY ROGER, lay, low in the water; a rakish-looking speedy-looking craft foul to the hull, every beam in her detestable, like ground strewn with mangled feathers.
He ran, he flew, he pranced, his face glowed, his bald head shown, his coattails waved wildly, his pumps actually twinkled in the air, and when the music stopped, he wiped the drops from his brow, and beamed upon his fellow men like a French Pickwick without glasses.
She opened with hospitable haste, and started as if another ghost had come to surprise her, for there stood a tall bearded gentleman, beaming on her from the darkness like a midnight sun.
A couple of punks- maybe local, but more likely drifters lured to Amsterdam by themagnetic field of tolerance the Dutch beam across Europe like a pulsar- are laughing and chatting by a couple of battered mopeds in the farcorner.