desolate moor

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  • Desolate moor and lowering sky -- there seemed to be nothing else in all the world. Cited from Polly, by L. T. Meade
  • Although he cannot himself murder Herbert, he draws him to a desolate moor and leaves him to perish. Cited from More Pages from a Journal, by Mark Rutherford
  • Where the two counties meet there is a vast extent of heath-land -- brown desolate moors and hills so dark as to look almost black. Cited from A Traveller in Little Things, by W. H. Hudson
  • Oh those high, wild, desolate moors, up above the whole world, and the very realms of silence I Home to dinner at two. Cited from Life of Charlotte Bronte, V2, by E. C. Gaskell
  • All day long they rode, and when it was near the end of the afternoon Florian found himself at the edge of a wild and desolate moor. Cited from The Firelight Fairy Book, by Henry Beston
  • Then Beltane turned him suddenly away, and with broad back set towards Mortain, strode off across the desolate moor. Cited from Beltane The Smith, by Jeffery Farnol
  • It showed at once our position -- miles away from any house -- on this desolate moor; showed plainly our danger -- John's danger. Cited from John Halifax, Gentleman, by Mrs. Craik:Dinah Maria
  • He sighed heavily as he stood on the desolate moor with his two little companions, for he felt what he would not say to them, how terribly difficult their escape would be. Cited from "Us", by Mary Louisa S. Molesworth (AKA: Mrs. Molesworth)
  • Sole other human being within sight or sound in that still moonlight, on that desolate moor, the horseman never lifted his head, never raised his eyes to look at him. Cited from The Flight of the Shadow, by George MacDonald
  • They were far away from any dwelling, save the little cottage, and the snow wreaths on the desolate moor were becoming every moment more impassable. Cited from The Pilots of Pomona, by Robert Leighton
  • I was alone upon a desolate moor; And the wind blew by fits and died away-- I know not if it was the wind or me. Cited from Poetical Works of George MacDonald in Two Volumes,
  • While I was pondering at the same, I heard a great shout, and presently the conquerors made their appearance, coming over the desolate moor. Cited from The Annals of the Parish, John Galt
  • Around it stretches a desolate moor, where no corn can be grown, and the grass is so coarse that no beast grows fat on it. Cited from The Lilac Fairy Book, by Andrew Lang, Ed.
  • The chapels which I have spoken of are always solitary, and stand by themselves amid the desolate moors or barren rocks. Cited from Recollections of My Youth, by Ernest Renan
  • The wind and snow swept the heights of the desolate moor, seriously interfering with the running of the automobiles. Cited from A Volunteer Poilu, by Henry Sheahan
  • They wandered over desolate moors and on lonely ridges. Cited from Sketches of the Covenanters, by J. C. McFeeters
  • Nor need you loiter on this desolate moor, scantily carpeted with heaths of different kinds and varying hues. Cited from The Actress in High Life, by Sue Petigru Bowen
  • Back on the desolate moor, near the bridge under which the black tide was now hurrying, murmuring and whispering to the rushes tales of the deep and distant sea, stood two figures. Cited from The Golf Course Mystery, by Chester K. Steele
  • The English coast is in comparison a habitable, homely place, well supplied with towns; the Scottish presents hundreds of miles of savage islands and desolate moors. Cited from Records of a Family of Engineers, R. L. Stevenson
  • The very thought that I was out in a wild storm on a desolate moor filled my soul with a sort of triumph, and I worked my tricycle as if I was spurring my steed to battle. Cited from Pomona's Travels, by Frank R. Stockton
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