In the centre
of the road stood an enormous tulip-tree, which towered like a giant above all the other trees of the neighborhood, and formed a kind of landmark.
When he had looked long, the pair took their stand back to back in the centre
of the kraal, and people saw that Umslopogaas held the axe in a new fashion, its curved blade being inwards towards his breast, and the hollow point turned towards the foe.
The champions a second time sprung from their stations, and closed in the centre
of the lists, with the same speed, the same dexterity, the same violence, but not the same equal fortune as before.
At the centre
of the island there is a chasm about fifty yards in diameter, whence the astronomers descend into a large dome, which is therefore called FLANDONA GAGNOLE, or the astronomer's cave, situated at the depth of a hundred yards beneath the upper surface of the adamant.
When icebergs are undermined at their base by warmer water or reiterated shocks their centre
of gravity rises, and the whole thing turns over.
Freighted with eternal principles Athwart the night's void, Where cloud masses darken, And the wind blows ceaseless around, Beyond the range of conceptions Let us gain the Centre
, And there hold fast without violence, Fed from an inexhaustible supply.
The reader will readily understand that these feelings lessened toward the centre
of the piece, acquiring most intensity at the extremes.
The growth of London as a well-equipped port has been slow, while not unworthy of a great capital, of a great centre
I found myself in a salon with a very well-painted, highly varnished floor; chairs and sofas covered with white draperies, a green porcelain stove, walls hung with pictures in gilt frames, a gilt pendule and other ornaments on the mantelpiece, a large lustre pendent from the centre
of the ceiling, mirrors, consoles, muslin curtains, and a handsome centre
table completed the inventory of furniture.
Europe, at the period of our tale, was in the commencement of that commotion which afterward shook her political institutions to the centre
At night (the season for which the apartment was especially designed) it was illuminated principally by a large chandelier, depending by a chain from the centre
of the sky-light, and lowered, or elevated, by means of a counter-balance as usual; but (in order not to look unsightly) this latter passed outside the cupola and over the roof.
In the centre
rose the Castle, on the highest point of all.