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  • The sophora bracelet seemed to rear over the horizon-line like the tentacle of a sea creature big enough to swallow a supertanker.

    Duma Key

  • I shaded up from an arbitrary horizon-line, stroking my Venus Yellow from side to side with wild abandon, sometimes going over the ship (it would be the first tanker in the world to come down with yellow jaundice, I reckoned) and not caring.

    Duma Key

  • The only view from there was of the Gulf and that flat horizon-line, but I had a digital camera and I took pictures of other things sometimes, printed them out, clipped them to my easel (which Jack and I turned so the strong afternoon light would strike across the paper), and drew that stuff.

    Duma Key

  • These not-quite-offhand scribbles had been laid along the horizon-line of the Gulf to indicate sunset.

    Duma Key

  • It has hills. and trees.roads. houses with signs saying 'pure maple syrup.' rock walls in varying states.woodchucks. general stores. but no wide-arcing, horizon-line of a sky.

    Solstice

  • As we sighted the cool green-blue sea, its horizon-line appeared prodigiously uplifted, as if the Fountains of the great Deep were ready for another Deluge.

    The Land of Midian

  • Arch, or someone, has drawn a brown, orange, and blue Gwenhidwy carrying a doctor's bag along a flat horizon-line past a green gasworks.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • They went around with the car, collecting the pick-ups they had planted, then lifted out, turning south toward the horizon-line of the Divide, the mountain range that stretched like the cross-stroke of an H between the West Coast Range and the Eastern Cordilleras.

    The Fuzzy Papers

  • Block Island lay like a dark mark deepening the horizon-line, and to the south and east were ships passing gallantly out to sea.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, November, 1878 of Popular Literature and Science

  • In all that time, the fog never once lifted so that he could get the horizon-line.

    Life at Puget Sound: With Sketches of Travel in Washington Territory, British Columbia, Oregon and California

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