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  • So back they all went again, up the long, shaft-like passage - and certainly this time it did not seem so long, for they could go as carelessly as they liked, and not be afraid of making even the slightest noise!

    Working Without a Net

  • The eastern end of the vestibule contained a staircase leading through a large vaulted opening into a shaft-like, possibly open-air central structure that passed through all levels and was covered with marble.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Roman Baths Report 2

  • Philip had thought they would actually be clusters of shafts, but now he realized that would be an illusion: the piers would be solid stone columns with shaft-like decorations.

    The Pillars of the Earth

  • The trunk is extremely individual because it rises stout and shaft-like, away above the ground without a branch as shown in

    Studies of Trees

  • A steep and rugged path lay before him -- a path that led under trees whose swaying branches flung off raindrops in blinding showers, and a gleam of light shot shaft-like from a rift in the sombre clouds, and falling across his feet, led him to wonder how heaven could shed a fitful smile on sorrow like his own.

    Lancashire Idylls (1898)

  • "But," objected the man, mentally measuring the distance down the straight paved street to where the slender shaft-like tower of the Ferry

    The Lure of San Francisco A Romance Amid Old Landmarks

  • Their doctrine, that, after the death of man, the soul could not enter into her everlasting repose unless the body were preserved, occasioned the singular custom of embalming the corpses of the departed to preserve them from decay, and of treasuring them up in the shape of {21} mummies in shaft-like passages and mortuary chambers.

    Mysticism and its Results Being an Inquiry into the Uses and Abuses of Secrecy

  • The last of the tall city-units of Ghamma were sliding out of sight as the ship passed over them -- shaft-like buildings that rose two or three thousand feet above the ground in clumps of three or four or six, one at each corner of the landing stages set in series between them.

    Last Enemy

  • Quickly I mounted it, only to find that it connected at the top with the lower of a series of horizontal wooden bars that spanned the now narrow and shaft-like interior of the tree's stem.

    The Gods of Mars

  • Gerald goes straight on, down a grass path ending in what appears to be a high impenetrable wall of yew, and Nancy, surprised, then sees that a narrow, shaft-like way leads straight through the green leafy depths.

    The End of Her Honeymoon

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