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  • Her high-flung legwork sometimes renders ballet's aim for harmonious "line" as a frisson of multiple lines, but Ms. Somova has real power in her filament-like extremities and a pixie-like sweetness that gives precociousness an agreeable aspect.

    A Close Up View of the Kirov

  • So might one of his breed have glared up at their troglodyte ancestors, treed on a high-flung rock, in the dim dawn ages.

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • The road had begun to thrust itself through high-flung, sharply pinnacled masses and rounded outcroppings of rock on which clung patches of the amber moss.

    The Moon Pool

  • Straight down that radiant path, its high-flung plumes of feathery flame shimmering, its coruscating spirals whirling, its seven globes of seven colours shining above its glowing core, it raced toward us.

    The Moon Pool

  • Faded into shadow that white mosaic of flower-crowned faces set in the amphitheatre of jet, and vast shadows dropped upon the high-flung tiers and shrouded them.

    The Moon Pool

  • Was it my straining eyes, the play of the light and shadow — or were those high-flung excrescences shifting, changing shape?

    The Metal Monster

  • Naked she was, yet clothed with an unearthly purity, the purity of the far-flung, serene stars, of the eternal snows upon some calm, high-flung peak, the tranquil, silver dawns of spring; protected by some spell of divinity which chilled and slew the flame of desire.

    The Metal Monster

  • Faster and faster the six high-flung beams swayed — and then broke — broke as though a gigantic, unseen hand had reached up and snapped them!

    The Metal Monster

  • Then turning — the last link held fast in his left hand, he put his foot upon the Parsee; and with fixed upward eve, and high-flung right arm, he stood erect before the lofty tri-pointed trinity of flames.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • But a heartbeat quicker, like a flash of sunbeam from a mirror, the coiled rope flew out from Morgan's high-flung arm.

    Trail's End

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