50 Metaphors for yards

Before us, about three hundred yards, was a depression of the ground, with a low ascending hill beyond.

Three or four hundred yards in front were lines of earthworks.

And a' the time, mind you, his ain front yard would be full o' weeds, and the grass no cut, and papers and litter o' a' sorts aboot.

Then after a few score yards of invitation to debauch there came, with characteristic admirable English common sense, a cure for indigestion, so large that it would have given ease to a mastodon who had by inadvertence swallowed an elephant.

Three and a half yards is the regulation quantity of material needed for making a man's shirt.

The yard beyond was a neglected and bad-looking expanse, into which no young lady would be likely to penetrate, and from which Dora would have turned away instantly, had she not seen, crossing it, a young man and a horse.

If he were capable of such guile he knew that Leddy could shoot well and that twenty yards was a deadly range for a good shot.

Hitched to the straight rail fence that separated, the house yard from the road, were three horses, one of them gray, with saddles on their backs.

Every thirty yards or so are stalls for the sale of kababs, fruit, sweetmeats, and the kalyan, for a whiff from which passers-by pay a small sum.

Palace Yard was the scene of the combat, which ended, as I understand, in ARCHER downing PEMBERTON and BILLING sitting on SHEE.

Soon the yard was a pandemonium, as the more ruffianly part of the mob hurled furniture out of windows, or ran off with anything they could carry.

Two hundred and twenty yards was not a long distance even for a portly man like Judge Allison to cover at speed.

Less than a hundred yards from the wall tent was a small diurnal stream, fed by melting snow.

Thirty yards in front of me is a rocky plane, forming a sort of quay that extends to right and left.

Lieutenant Doane, in his official report to the War Department, thus describes the volcano as it appeared in 1870: "A few hundred yards from here is an object of the greatest interest.

Monday afternoon the Browns' back yard was full of little boys inspecting Philip's pigeons, not merely idle onlookers, but hard-headed poultry fanciers, as shown by the following entry: April 9th.

About one hundred yards from these springs is a large hot spring of irregular shape, but averaging forty feet long by twenty-five wide, the water of which is of a dark muddy color.

The narrow yard in the rear, with its fringe of grass, and the proximity to the pavement in front, were the only things that would have prevented one from thinking himself a dweller in the country.

Two hundred yards from the drift into which she had jumped there was a turn in the road, where some trees shut off the sight, and the deacon's anxiety increased momentarily until he reached this point.

There, not ten yards from me, coming from the opposite direction, was Richard.

But some hundred yards on our right was a low cliff, which was even more interesting to some of us than either the town or the wreck; for it was covered with the first tropic vegetation which we had ever seen.

The white people's yard was jus' full of them playing 'Yankee Doodle' and 'Hang Jeff Davis on a Sour Apple Tree.'

I didn't see you coming, sir!" I was in Regent Street, and I had collided with a decent-looking working man; and a yard away, perhaps, and looking a little perplexed with himself, was Gip.

About a hundred yards from this temple is the cave in the rock from whence the priestess pronounced the oracle.

The pistol was of large caliber but small velocity; and a hundred yards was its absolute limit of point-blank range.

50 Metaphors for  yards