Outcropping: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 38 pages
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Use in Literature OutcroppingKeep your eyes to the left of that shale outcropping, and on a line with that lone tree on the Saw Log.ndash;Andy Adams in The Outlet.He ran down the slope, and looked all about for some place of shelter, a thick windbreak in the lee of a hill, or an outcropping of stone, but he saw neither, and, as he continued the search, he came to marshy ground.ndash;Joseph A. Altsheler in The Scouts of the Valley.Soon they took up their march and advanced on a long line across the neck of Maryland into Pennsylvania, here a region of fertile soil, but with many stony outcrops.ndash;Joseph A. Altsheler in The Star of Gettysburg.They were running through a land of deep, rich soil, with an outcrop of white limestone showing here and there above the heavy green grass.ndash;Joseph A. Altsheler in The Guns of Shiloh.The two bands fighting this Indian combat, while the great battle raged so near them, were now very near to each other, but as they had both thickets and a rocky outcrop for refuge, they fought from hiding.ndash;Joseph A. Altsheler in The Rock of Chickamauga.It seemed to press downward like an enormous invisible bat; or like the shade of buried cities, vain outcroppings of a vanished civilization, brooding menacingly over this recent flimsy accomplishment of man that Nature could obliterate with a sneer.ndash;Gertrude Atherton in Sleeping Fires: A Novel.He claimed to have chipped bits off the very outcrop of the California Rand, without finding it worth while to bring away, but none of these things put him out of countenance.ndash;Mary Austin in The Land of Little Rain.It is because nearly all forms of crime known to you are motiveless now, and when they appear can only be explained as the outcropping of ancestral traits.ndash;Edward Bellamy in Looking Backward, 2000 to 1887.On the edge of the pools was an outcrop of red sandstone much fissured by the sea.ndash;John Buchan in Prester John.Then, not suddenly as in romances, but after hard striving and hope long deferred, I found myself on a firm outcrop of weathered stone.ndash;John Buchan in Prester John.

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