Usage examples for crested

  1. It was maddening to sit there motionless and stare off across the desolate water, seeing nothing but those white- crested surges sweeping constantly toward them, and to feel the continuous leap and drop of the frail raft, which alone kept them afloat. – The Case and The Girl by Randall Parrish
  2. To complete the resemblance, however, you would have to continue the erect mane over the forehead, between the ears, and down to the level of the eyes, which would give that crested appearance that characterises the tapir. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  3. On the head is a crested helmet like that of the Greeks, on the feet the Hittite boot with upturned end; the body is clad in a tunic which reaches to the knee, and a small round target is used in battle. – Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations by Archibald Sayce
  4. Now they give way with a will, to escape a white- crested wave that comes trembling and roaring after them; and now again they cease rowing, or back water, awaiting a favorable moment to cross. – Journal of an African Cruiser by Horatio Bridge
  5. Then a great wave, crested with foam, rolled in, and the coach was thrown on its side, and the sea rushed in at the top and the windows, upon shrieking, and clashing, and fainting away. – Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore
  6. Here is the old ship giving and rising under his feet like the living creature he always thought her, and here is dazzling brilliant sunshine all around, so bright he scarce can see the free white- crested waves that are dashing down upon him; but he is upon the sea indeed, upon the sea alone, and the waves are coming. – The Light of Scarthey by Egerton Castle
  7. By the time he had scaled it thrice, slid down twice, and crested it in the third effort, the two flying figures were far in front. – The Ball and The Cross by G.K. Chesterton
  8. The first that I saw was that the water, far off toward the sun, was ruffled, and then all at once a great, white- crested wave rose, as if a strong wind had struck the water, only all the air was still, and no wind ever raises such a wave as that on the lake. – Fairies and Folk of Ireland by William Henry Frost
  9. The long blue waves rolled on shore, each one crested with light as it curled before it broke, and hurled its snowy drift for miles along the coast with a deep booming music. – Unbeaten-Tracks-in-Japan by Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy)
  10. When out a few miles from land the storm broke upon us, the wind rose rapidly, and soon we were riding over great white- crested billows. – By Canoe and Dog-Train by Egerton Ryerson Young
  11. Accordingly, Mohunsleigh slipped the card in its crested envelope into his pocket, and we heard nothing more of it for a while. – Lady-Betty-Across-the-Water by Lowell, Orson
  12. The green- crested pewee builds its nest in many instances wholly of the blossoms of the white oak. – Wake-Robin by John Burroughs
  13. This I admire, but still methinks I look With a serener pleasure on the head Crested by flaxen curls; or where soft locks, Like to long coiling leaves that lose their edge, Shine silken on the cheek, and parting smooth Above a fair and modest countenance, Harmonize with its pure, its tender bloom. – Vignettes in Verse by Matilda Betham
  14. The grey eagle in his lofty eyrie; the gold- crested vulture- hawk; creatures that live the strenuous life of the silent lands, fowl that live by war. – In the Brooding Wild by Ridgwell Cullum
  15. The crested person was very busy diving, and Robin went and waited on the shore till he should come up again. – Robin's Rambles by May Byron
  16. Far away we could see the front of the advancing wave crested with foam that sparkled in the electric lights, and as it swept on it changed the entire aspect of the planet- in front of it all life, behind it all death. – Edison's Conquest of Mars by Garrett Putman Serviss
  17. Muscari meanwhile, without waiting for support, had crested the bank up to the road, and struck the brigand king heavily on the shoulder, causing him to stagger and swing round. – The Wisdom of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton
  18. The gardens and shrubberies would have been quite irresistible, had it not been that just beyond their bounds stretched the firm golden sands, on which the white- crested waves broke with a siren sound. – Betty Trevor by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
  19. What a joyful sight met our eyes as we crested a rise of sand- a sight almost as reviving as the food and water we so anxiously looked forward to. – Spinifex and Sand Five Years' Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia by David W Carnegie
  20. There was no deliberation, as was usual with a moderately heavy sea; no calm, inevitable heaving of the water; no steady rising, ever higher and higher, until it crested, curved, and fell with a boom. – How to Cook Husbands by Elizabeth Strong Worthington