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  • A wide fissure, with hopelessly vertical sides, yawned skywards from a foam-white vortex where the mad waters shot their level a dozen feet upward and dropped it as abruptly to the black depths of battered rock and writhing weed.

    CHAPTER VII

  • So she put foot upon the log, and, with the eyes of the alien people upon her, walked down into the foam-white swirl.

    CHAPTER 3

  • We both see the long hair, the lifted and foam-white arm, the oval mirror brilliant as a star.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Or can you still see it, dark, blue, and green, and foam-white, and hear it roaring roughly when the wind is high, or rushing softly when it is calm? ...

    The Life of Charlotte Bronte

  • The lookout points astern, where a wake, almost foam-white, arrows toward the big Hamorian cruiser.

    The Death of Chaos

  • Phil did not get out of its way, for he could not; but, just as the animal was rolling upon him, a great wave lifted him high on its foam-white crest and hurled him against a cotton-bale.

    Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XIII, Nov. 28, 1891

  • Of masque and music, of dreams like foam-white swans

    The Hours of Fiammetta A Sonnet Sequence

  • Oh, then he felt like a forlorn little baby, indeed; for it was not pleasant to be whipped, and that sometimes cruelly, when he didn't know any better; for all the big gulls looked alike, with their foam-white bodies and their pearl-gray capes, and they were all bringing food; so how could he know who were and who were not his Father and Mother Gull?

    Bird Stories

  • "We must wait awhile for our friends, Miss Weston; I see they are in the rear," and he spread his shawl upon a rock, motioning her to be seated, close by the foam-white waves.

    Dawn

  • I came up through the sea and I danced upon the shore of the island, and the play of the waves was in my dance, and my long soft green hair fell over my foam-white, foam soft body.

    The Boy Who Knew What The Birds Said

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