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  • He saw the feverish city of his dream -- the gold metropolis of the North, perched above the Yukon on a high earth-bank and far-spreading across the flat.

    Chapter VIII

  • And twice more that day we put the ship about, though the second time it was to avoid a great bank of weed that lay floating athwart our bows; for all the sea to windward of the island, so far as we had been able to see from the top of the higher hill, was studded with floating masses of the weed, like unto thousands of islets, and in places like to far-spreading reefs.

    The Boats of the 'Glen Carrig'

  • France, and in a less degree that of the whole of the West, with as far-spreading and invincible an effect as if the work had been wholly done, as it was actually aided, by the sweep of deep-lying collective forces.

    Voltaire

  • As it was, with his genius, his industry, his longevity, and the conditions of the time being what they were, that far-spreading movement of destruction was inevitable.

    Voltaire

  • The sanctity of continence was only one product of the old far-spreading conviction of all the evil and unholiness essentially inherent in matter.

    Voltaire

  • Yes, with moon-faced seriousness, Paris is what she is talking about in that far-spreading syrupy tone.

    Dexter in the dark

  • I was standing alone on this veranda, in the late afternoon, mourning over the stillness, the far-spreading, beautiful desolation, and the absence of visible life, when a couple of shapely and graceful deer came sauntering across the grounds and stopped, and at their leisure impudently looked me over, as if they had an idea of buying me as bric-a-brac.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • Birds, quadrupeds, and reptiles were resting motionless after the fatigues of the day, and the silence of the desert brooded over the far-spreading Pampas.

    In Search of the Castaways

  • As soon as Early could see in the soft summer dawn the far-spreading line of earthworks, he was at a vantage point and gazing at them with his binoculars.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • While the gun kept up its fire, Stuart collected stragglers and questioned residents, and their information was all to the same effect—the whole of the Federal army was in far-spreading camps under the heights and adjacent to the river.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

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