I thought I prevented another explosion by my compliance; and I thought, too, it might create a favourable crisis in Catherine's mental illness: and then I remembered Mr. Edgar's stern rebuke of my carrying tales; and I tried to smooth away all disquietude on the subject, by affirming, with frequent iteration, that that betrayal of trust, if it merited so harsh an appellation, should be the last.
His idea was that meteorites might be falling in a heavy shower upon the planet, or that a huge volcanic explosion was in progress.
One corner I saw was charred and shattered; perhaps, I thought, by an explosion among the specimens.
At these words, the murmur without became an explosion; nothing was to be heard but oaths and blasphemies.
The popping of musketry broke out from many points, and the repeated explosions of the Horse battery added to the eager excitement of the troops.
Fortunately, the iron-work of the brig had been saved after the explosion, and Pencroff and Ayrton had obtained a great quantity of copper nails from the broken timber, which economized the labor for the smiths; nevertheless the carpenters had much to accomplish.
An explosion, which could have been heard a hundred miles away, shook the very heavens!
“Tell her the explosion will take place at nine tomorrow morning.”
There were explosions of laughter, and the young ladies jumped up and ran from the room.
Off went the bull with the image hanging on his horns, roaring and running around; while ever and anon the Blessed Virgin would emit an explosion which added an increase to his speed.
Now and then something spectacular happens to bring the splendid courage of the girls at the switchboards to the attention of the public, such as the magnificent service they gave from the exchange located a few feet from Wall Street on the day of the explosion, but ordinarily it passes, like most of the other good things in life, without comment.
Dugald Allan's exclamation had much the character of an explosion.
And this explosion of sea-beast flavors suited Lord Farseeker’s plans very well.
To think you are enveloped in the flames, or are up in the air where you have been blown by an explosion, foretells that unworthy friends will infringe on your rights and will abuse your confidence.