gigantic masses

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  • Let us see how we can draw this gigantic mass on our little sheet of paper. Cited from The Theory and Practice of Perspective, by George Adolphus Storey
  • The farther end of the passage was completely filled by what appeared a gigantic mass of white rock. Cited from Under the Great Bear, by Kirk Munroe
  • More than fifty volumes remain of the gigantic mass of his correspondence. Cited from History of the English People, Volume III (of 8), by John Richard Green
  • The gigantic mass of it, too vast for hurry, loaded with massive purpose, she used to feel, was moving towards herself. Cited from The Man Whom the Trees Loved, by Algernon Blackwood
  • The Byzantine Empire was once called "a gigantic mass of mould, a thousand years old." Cited from Early European History, By Hutton Webster
  • And as we might expect, perfect silence attends the downward slipping of the gigantic mass. Cited from Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays, by J. (John) Joly
  • He had given clearly the impression of magnitude in the gigantic mass of gray limestone which juts out of the deep blue Spanish sea. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 97, November, 1865, by Various
  • Cheenbuk pointed to what seemed a red-hot spot in the dense smoke before them, and set them the example by heaving a gigantic mass at the same place. Cited from The Walrus Hunters, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • Again: where did the clay, which is deposited in such gigantic masses, hundreds of feet thick, over the continents, come from? Cited from Ragnarok: The Age of Fire and Gravel, Donnelly
  • Gigantic masses of the same material, carried forward by the wind, and shone through by the burning sun, stalked in the distance like pillars of living fire. Cited from The Pickwick Papers, by Charles Dickens
  • A gigantic mass appeared close to the wretched diver. Cited from The Wizard of the Sea, by Roy Rockwood
  • None could see how those gigantic masses stood related to each other, simply because no mortal ever has explored, or ever can explore, their awful and unapproachable recesses. Cited from Oriental Religions and Christianity, by Frank F. Ellinwood
  • That must be a very firm structure, must be of gigantic mass or most excellent basis and conformation, against which the ocean shall unremittingly wear and foam in vain. Cited from Evils of Popular Ignorance, by John Foster
  • The aspect of this mountain is interesting not merely from its gigantic mass; it excites the mind, by carrying it back to the mysterious source of its volcanic agency. Cited from Equinoctial Regions of America V1, A. von Humboldt
  • The same appalling forces which formed the bay of Hinomisaki doubtless also detached the gigantic mass of Fumishima from this iron coast. Cited from Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan, by Lafcadio Hearn
  • The extremity of the cliff nearest him was marked by a gigantic mass of broken rock, detached from the main land, and standing alone in awful grandeur. Cited from Lost in the Fog, by James De Mille
  • Victories such as Japan has won over China might affect any other nation but China; but they are trifling and insignificant in their effect upon the gigantic mass of China. Cited from An Australian in China, by George Ernest Morrison
  • It happens, however, that in the gigantic mass of his intellectual work these researches, though intrinsically of such importance, assume what might almost be described as a relative insignificance. Cited from Great Astronomers, by R. S. Ball
  • The town is laid out in two long streets at the foot of dreary hills, which look like gigantic masses of sand, but which really consist of large rocks covered with thin layers of earth and sand. Cited from A Woman's Journey Round the World, by Ida Pfeiffer
  • These gigantic masses were organised with the celerity and precision of clockwork, and then sent forward westward, perfectly equipped -- in the highest sense a national army, being over four hundred thousand strong! Cited from Fritz and Eric, by John Conroy Hutcheson
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