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" Shortly after the shock, a great wave was seen from the distance of three or four miles, approaching in the middle of the bay with a smooth outline; but along the shore it tore up cottages and trees, as it swept onwards with irresistible force. "
The Voyage of the Beagle - Page 340
by Charles Darwin - 1909 - 547 pages
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Elements of physical geography

Hugo Reid - 1850
...themselves ruined, and few had the means of providing food for the day." " Shortly after the shook, a great wave was seen, from the distance of three...trees, as it swept onwards with irresistible force. Aft the head of the bay it broke in a fearful line of white breakers, which rushed up to a height of...
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The New monthly magazine and universal register. [Continued as] The New ...

1854
...a moment into dust, — are also ably Aug. — VOL. ci. NO. cccciv. 2 H and strikingly described. " Shortly after the shock, a great wave was seen from...trees, as it swept onwards with irresistible force." There were some incidents worthy of remark attendant upon an earthquake which took place in Antigua...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 33

1854
...Shortly after the shock, a great wave was seen from the distfmce of three or four miles, approaching the middle of the bay with a smooth outline ; but...trees, as it swept onwards with irresistible force." There were some incidents worthy of remark attendant upon an earthquake which took place in Antigua...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 33

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1854
...labor of generations, crumbled in a moment into dust, — are also ably and strikingly described. " Shortly after the shock, a great wave was seen from the distance of three or four miles, approaching the middle of the bay with a smooth outline ; but along the shore it tore up cottages and trees, as...
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New Monthly Magazine, Volume 101

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, William Harrison Ainsworth, Thomas Hood - 1854
...moment into dust, — are also abljr Aug. — VOL. ci. NO. ccccrv. 2 H and strikingly described. " Shortly after the shock, a great wave was seen from the distance of three or four railes, approaching in the middle of the bay with a smooth outline ; but along the shore it tore up...
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A system of modern geography, with the outlines of astronomy

John White - 1866
...at the distance of three or four miles, approaching the shore. At the head of the Bay of Conception it broke in a fearful line of white breakers, which rushed up to a height of twenty-three feet above the highest spring-tides. The force of this wave was so great that a cannon...
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Complete course of the French language, Volume 2

1869
...du verbe s'en aller dans ses formes affirmative et négative. TRANSLATE INTO FRENCH. A GREAT WAVE. A great wave was seen from the distance of three or four miles, approaching in the middle of the bay1 with a smooth 2 outline,3 but along4 the shore it tore up5 cottages and trees, as it swept onwards6...
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The Subterranean World

Georg Hartwig - Caves - 1871 - 522 pages
...of the Bay of Talcahuano with a smooth outline, but tearing up cottages and trees along the shore, as it swept onwards with irresistible force. At the...of white breakers, which rushed up to a height of twenty-three vertical feet above the highest spring tides. Their force must have been prodigious, for...
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The Subterranean World

Georg Hartwig - Caves - 1871 - 522 pages
...distance of nearly a league. Shortly after the shock which desolated Chili on the 20th of February 1835, a great wave was seen from the distance of three or four miles, approaching in the middle of the Bay of Talcahuano with a smooth outline, but tearing up cottages and trees along the shore, as it swept...
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THE SUBTERRANEAN WORLD

DR. GEORGE HARTWIG - 1871
...distance of nearly a league. Shortly after the shock which desolated Chili on the 20th of Febiaiary 1885, a great wave was seen from the distance of three or four miles, approaching in the middle of the Bay of Talcahuano with a smooth outline, but tearing up cottages and trees along the shore, as it swept...
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