I can not conceive how those immense blocks
of stone were ever hauled from the quarries, or how they were ever raised to the dizzy heights they occupy in the temples.
Someone, at some time in the past, had had it blocked
for an unknown purpose of his own.
At the bottom the masonry rested upon a massive block
measuring thirty feet in thickness, while on the upper portion it was level with the surrounding soil.
which you are trampling under foot, like worthless stones, contain gold-ore of great purity."
But, above all, they were fired with a desire to see the little house around the block
. Was there any place to play?
One of the machines swerved wildly at high speed half a block
down, and the next moment, already left well behind it, the pavement was torn into a great hole by a bursting bomb.
"They was fightin' every block
of the way--bricks, cobblestones, an' police-clubs to beat the band.
It was evidently a block
without any possible egress.
Come in mainsheet two blocks
! Jump, damn you, jump!"
The road passed through the town, where men seemed to be beating brass and crying "Water," where the passage was blocked
by mules and cleared by whips and curses, where the women walked barefoot, their heads balancing baskets, and cripples hastily displayed mutilated members; it issued among steep green fields, not so green but that the earth showed through.
The king parted his hair with his hands, and looking at the block
Ponta lashed out, right and left, savagely as ever, and though Joe blocked
the blows, such was the force of them that he was knocked backward several steps.