Sir Richard, finding himself in this condition after fifteen hours' hard fighting, and having received about eight hundred shots from great guns, besides various assaults from the enemy, and seeing, moreover, no way by which he might prevent his ship falling into the hands of the Spanish, commanded the master gunner, whom he knew was a most resolute man, to split and sink the ship.
Then, sinking his voice, dancing slowly, and glancing anxiously under the table: "'Wen de ole black cat widdee yalla eyes Slink round like she atterah mouse, Den yo' bettah take keer yo'self en frien's, Kase deys sholy a witch en de house.'"
Also they had managed to sink several enemy vessels there.
His brows grew like bushes, and beneath glowed his evil and sunken eyes.
He was young and had not yet sunk the man entirely in the detective.
"I'm building all my hopes, this year, on the hops," said Anthea, sinking her head upon her hand, "if they should fail--" "Well?"
There is another reason why men's minds are impelled away from the purely sentimental moral doctrines insisted upon by sectarianism, which is ecclesiasticism run riot, and the higher the education the deeper we delve into the secret motives of that class of mankind, the deceptive outward appearances of which dominate the pages of history, which is, that the greatest and most glorious systems of government, the wisest and most powerful of rulers, the greatest and most liberal statesmen, heroes, and conspicuous conquerors, originated in violations of the Decalogue, and those nations and kingdoms which have been founded upon strictly ecclesiastical ideas, have all sunk beneath the shifting sands of time, or have become so degenerate as to be bywords and objects of derision.
If they sank any boat, well: if not, they would back water before a close engagement could be begun, and would either ram the same vessels suddenly again, or would let some go and turn their attention to others; and having damaged them slightly, to whatever degree the limited time would allow, they would proceed against others and then still others, in order that their assault upon any vessel might be so far as possible unexpected.
Now that he had sunk his teeth into the flesh of his enemies his blood was filled with a frenzied desire to kill.
They sunk a shaft and commenced taking out $1,000.00 per day.
Captain (now Sir Edward) Sabine, who accompanied Sir John Ross on this cruise, says of this mud that it was "soft and greenish, and that the lead sunk several feet into it."
SINKING A GERMAN SUBMARINE On August 12 there came from Edinburgh the story of an eyewitness of a naval battle in the North Sea on the previous Sunday between British cruisers and German submarines, in which the German submarine U-15 was sunk.
Sinking holes in search of a new Ballarat.
"We are well to time," quoth Beltane, glancing from sinking sun to lengthening shadow, "we have yet an hour to sunset, but in this hour much have we to do!
You have, my Lord, a Judgment so piercing and solid, a Wisdom so quick and clear, and a Fortitude so truly Noble, that those Fatigues of State, that wou'd even sink a Spirit of less Magnitude, is by yours accomplish't without Toil, or any Appearance of that harsh and crabbed Austerity, that is usually put on by the buisy Great.
he shrieked, with enough oaths to sink his soul.
The Jews have sunk artesian wells, built dams for water storage, fought down malaria by drainage and eucalyptus planting, and laid out many miles of roads.
The embargo and non-intercourse act, levelled at a stroke a forest of shipping, and sunk millions of capital.
that sinks the general government on its own territory, into a mere colony, with Virginia and Maryland for its "mother country!"
and Mr. Heath's kind, grave eyes looked pityingly into the haggard, sunken face before him.
That canst not lift thy head above the waves Which whelm and sink thee down!
I marvel (looking back) that I could so long have resisted these appeals, and continue to sink my friend's money in a manner that I knew him to dislike.
When he went out his heart began to sink a little already, but he fought it off; there would be a glimpse of an English face flashing past in a carriage--he thought of Edith, but he put it aside.
HE DID COME, and Egypt sank a ruinous heap, and her blood closed over her.
Plunging down, down, down, until ducking-stool and occupant were completely buried beneath the water, sank the victim, and on the air came a gurgling sound: "She's a hussy!"
"He has been up to see Aunt Lavinia, that's the reason of the double recess," thought Andy, his heart sinking a trifle.
If I had power, I would sink the sea beneath the earth, rather than the good ship should be destroyed, with all the precious souls within her."
FOOTNOTES: They have decorated the pirates who sank the Lusitania.
We proceed to state affirmatively that, ENSLAVING MEN IS REDUCING THEM TO ARTICLES OF PROPERTY--making free agents, chattels--converting persons into things--sinking immortality, into merchandize.
When sinks my heart in hopeless gloom, And life can show no joy for me; And I behold a yawning tomb, Where bowers and palaces should be; In vain you talk of morbid dreams; In vain you gaily smiling say, That what to me so dreary seems, The healthy mind deems bright and gay.
I shrink from showing to what depths humanity can sink, even when clothed in imperial purple and seated on the throne of state.
About a league beyond Mauban, as it was getting dusk, we crossed the river, then tolerably broad, on a wretched leaking bamboo raft, which sank at least six inches beneath the water under the weight of our horses, and ran helplessly aground in the mud on the opposite side.
Has sunk vast sums in fever-hospitals, For rogues whom famine sickened--almshouses For sluts whose husbands died--schools for their brats.
Let us descend now unto greater woe; Already sinks each star that was ascending When I set out, and loitering is forbidden."
The boy drank, and instantly sank from his seat, gasping and speechless.
For thence,--a paradox Which comforts while it mocks,-- Shall life succeed in that it seems to fail: What I aspired to be, And was not, comforts me: A brute I might have been, but would not sink i' the scale.
He is in danger, not from coral reefs and whirlpools and sunken rocks and tempests, as at first was feared, but from his men themselves, who clamor to return.
Fro' heawrs to days--a dhreary length-- Fro' days to weeks one idle stons, An' slowly sinks fro' pride an' strength To weeny heart an' wakely honds; An' still one hopes, an' ever tries To think 'at better days mun come; Bo' th' sun may set, an' th' sun may rise,-- No sthreak o' leet one finds a-whoam.
The two combatants sunk the points of their swords, not very sorry perhaps for the interruption of a strife which must otherwise have had a deadly termination.
Dr. Wallich writes in 1862--"By sinking very fine gauze nets to considerable depths, I have repeatedly satisfied myself that Globigerina does not occur in the superficial strata of the ocean."
The haystack was sinking down a glowing mass, but now confined itself and past spreading out.
He was divided from him by immense masses of icebergs, and at such a distance that it was quite impossible to have seen the ship in her actual situation, or seen her at all, if her spectrum, or image, had not been thus raised several degrees above the horizon into the sky, by this most extraordinary refraction, in the same manner as the sun is often seen, after he is known to have set, and actually sunk far below the line of direct vision.
At sight of these signals of possession the sovereigns sank upon their knees, giving thanks to God for this great triumph; the whole assembled host followed their example, and the choristers of the royal chapel broke forth into the solemn anthem of Te Deum laudamus.
He took charge of the dead, cared for the wounded, settled fifty claims--drawing drafts on the company--burned the last vestige of the wreck, sunk the waste iron in the river and repaired the bridge before the arrival of the Superintendent on the spot.
If, unlike the separate provinces of Canada and South Africa, the German States would not voluntarily sink their identity in a larger whole, unity could only come through their acceptance of the supremacy of one of the existing States.
As sank from the edge the sun's last flame, Back to his bonds Abu Midjan came.
Assisted from behind by Ham, who foreknew his master's every whim, he proceeded to render with infinite feeling an air from the Lakme of Delibes; long he sat, dreamily uttering the melody, his head sunken on his breast.
when his last hope faded like the wave Of twilight ebbing o'er the hills, he gave His heart to utter grief and deep despair; And the cold stars peer'd down with pitiless stare, While sank the wind in silence on its flight Through the dark hollows of the spacious night; And distant sounds seem'd near.
Submarine boats sink British warships; sink merchant ships; sink the Lusitania; cross the Atlantic; begin to sink all ships without warning; kill Americans; sink Norwegian ships.
No sooner lifted I mine aspect up, Than downward sunk that vision I beheld Of goodly creatures vanish; and mine eyes Yet unassur'd and wavering, bent their light On Beatrice.