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  • A stream idly trickles through football-sized boulders down to the sea, while soothing sweeps of light-brown sand provide a backdrop to jutting rock formations that point arrow-like towards the Atlantic.

    Secret beaches of the southwest: Mouthmill Beach

  • Israel has now developed a tiny arrow-like missile which can be sent to the corner of the roof, making a loud noise and harming no one, in order to scare away the women and children on the roof, before the real bomb destroys the missile collection or the explosive storage place.

    A disproportionate animus

  • Ratmansky employs surprising shifts of the head and sudden arrow-like thrusts of the arm to punctuate his vocabulary while requiring his dancers to keep their footwork brisk and precise.

    ABT's Three New Works at Avery Fisher

  • It took me tens of times re-reading Feynmans presentation on how states change with time or due to external forces before coming to the conclusion that it is a common sense law for any arrow-like object.

    Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Quantum Mechanics, But Were Afraid to Ask

  • His long nose struck out, arrow-like, beneath deep-set eyes.

    An Atlas of Impossible Longing

  • Those upward curves end in arrow-like points, turning them into an anchor that draws the body of the elusive diver to the bottom of the sea.

    Lovable in Parts

  • The very crosses and cupolas seemed to gleam with a silent brilliance; silently stood the tall posts of the wells beside the round tops of the willows; silently the straight whitish road darted arrow-like into one end of the town, and silently it ran out again at the opposite end on to the dark waste of monotonous fields.

    Dream tales and prose poems

  • But this is also a very quotable article by the arrow-like meaning of some comments such as these ones:

    Electoral registry irregularities and Perez Oramas on the uselessness of voting

  • Upon the stick being moved smartly forward, the web peels from each side to the midrib, which shoots ahead with an arrow-like flight in the direction the marksman designs.

    My Tropic Isle

  • This tyrant of the upper air observes, as it glides in steady, stately circles, the noisy unreflecting terns, and with arrow-like swiftness pursues those which have been successful.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

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