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  • I vaguely remember a far-extending gigantic wall of stone that seemed to bar all further progress — a rocky precipice rising to a stupendous height, seen by moonlight, with a huge sinuous rope of white mist suspended from its summit; as if the guardian camoodi of the mountain had been a league-long spectral serpent which was now dropping its coils from the mighty stone table to frighten away the rash intruder.

    Green Mansions

  • It overlooks the league-long sweep of the treacherous bay, with its soft and smothering sands, the string of islets of the Yacka Eebah group, while Bli and Coobie lie close under foot, set in a swirling sea.

    Tropic Days

  • It roared inshore, driving before it a foaming league-long crest of white - and then all hell and destruction was loosed on that coast.

    The Conan Chronicles

  • 'By Mitra's golden sword and Wodun's league-long spear, ye haven't changed a mite in thirty years!' said the red-bearded Vanr when they had toasted each other.

    Conan Of The Isles

  • "The league-long roller thundering on the reef," and to mark Miriam Lane's chatter in

    Public Speaking

  • 'The league-long breakers thundering on the shore.'

    The Story of Madras

  • Elikana looked ahead to where his own island of Rakahanga grew clearer every moment on the sky-line ahead of them, though each time his craft dropped into the trough of the sea between the green curves of the league-long ocean rollers the island was lost from sight.

    The Book of Missionary Heroes

  • And Slone, facing the league-long shadows of the monuments, rode out again into the silent, solemn day, on his hopeless quest.

    The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories

  • The league-long shadow of a cloud swept stately over the gleaming woods, driving the sunlight before it, itself driven before the twin of its prey ....

    Anthony Lyveden

  • Soon he came to a break in the forest level, from which he gazed down a league-long slope of pine and cedar, out upon the bare, glistening desert, stretching away, endlessly rolling out to the dim, dark horizon line.

    The Man of the Forest

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