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  • The ferrymen recrossed, pulled our saddle horses by ropes into the river, the gopa held them; again the scow and her frantic crew, poling, paddling, and yelling, were hurried broadside down, and as they swept past there were glimpses above and among the foam-crested surges of the wild-looking heads and drifting forelocks of two grey horses swimming desperately for their lives, — a splendid sight.

    Among the Tibetans

  • Going up and then down a steep, wooded hill, the road appeared to return to its original state of brushwood, and the men stopped at the broken edge of a declivity which led down to a shingle bank and a foam-crested river of clear, blue-green water, strongly impregnated with sulphur from some medicinal springs above, with a steep bank of tangle on the opposite side.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • It came as suddenly as a dry streambed filling with the high, foam-crested roar of water from a cloudburst.

    Hemingway on Hunting

  • Their raked bows cut through the foam-crested swells like heavy knives, and smoke billowed from their stacks and their squat gun turrets.

    The Death of Chaos

  • And extending clear across the valley was the foam-crested wave charging down upon the lowlands, but a number of miles away.

    Ruth Fielding of the Red Mill Or, Jasper Parloe's Secret

  • The breeze was fresh and fair; the sea tossed gayly its foam-crested waves; sea-birds soared in wider circles, and the clouds shook out their fleecy folds, through which the sunlight streamed in grateful warmth: the two ghosts were talking, as ever, of home, of earth, of land.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 24, March, 1873

  • Earl Sigurd, he rides o'er the foam-crested brine,

    Christmas in Legend and Story A Book for Boys and Girls

  • Even under the smaller spread the _Gull_ shot along over the foam-crested waves like some speeding motor boat.

    Frank and Andy Afloat The Cave on the Island

  • Homer describe the advance of a foam-crested wave, or the rush of a lion, the swoop of an eagle, or the trail of a serpent!

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume III The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century

  • He could look down, and when the lightning played, see the oncoming of that foam-crested bank of mad waters that rushed pell mell down the canyon.

    The Saddle Boys of the Rockies Lost on Thunder Mountain

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