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  • The canyon widened, and we could see the falls from an angle, the water leaping sideways off the crystal-studded cliff and straight down.

    Futures Imperfect

  • Grass-blades were thin and pale, and wet black oak leaves lay in the falls of years, roots arched among them like stiffened serpents.

    The Bull From The Sea

  • Robert Morris supported a capital at the falls of the Delaware, opposite Trenton, where he happened to own property; William Maclay wanted a site situated on the westerly coursing Susquehanna, which flowed by his estate at Harrisburg, down through Maryland, and emptied into the Chesapeake.

    Robert Morris

  • Below them the falls trickled into a pool of the darkest greenthe color of his eyes.

    Kiss of a Demon King

  • We had strict injunctions, however, on no account to pass the falls of Reichenbach, which are about halfway up the hills, without making a small detour to see them.

    The Adventure of the Final Problem

  • AS Carl walked back from the falls he met Mr. Atwood, who was surprised to find his young acquaintance on such intimate terms with Lord Bedford.

    Driven From Home

  • Italso meant that each cliff face wasconcealed by the falls themselves.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • The heli circled the canyon like a shuttlewren and swooped down in front of the falls for a last look.

    Futures Imperfect

  • In February 1863, as Baker worked south from Khartoum, he ran into Speke and Grant, who had located the falls on the north of the lake where the waters of the White Nile began their three-month, four-thousand-mile journey to the Mediterranean.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • Just before it reaches the falls in Billerica, it is contracted, and becomes swifter and shallower, with a yellow pebbly bottom, hardly passable for a canal-boat, leaving the broader and more stagnant portion above like a lake among the hills.

    A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

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