Usage examples for crests

  1. When death comes- and 'twill not be long coming- let it find me with my face turned to the mountains, and nothing but their kingly crests between me and the blessed sky! – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  2. Not infrequently crooked crests occur and also double or split crests, that is to say, where the crest is parted or divided. – Ducks and Geese by Harry M. Lamon Rob R. Slocum
  3. The sun rode high, a sphere of tarnished flame in a void of silver- gray, its thin cold radiance striking pallid sparks from the leaping crests of wind- whipped waves. – The Black Bag by Louis Joseph Vance
  4. When the spaces between the ridges were too narrow for her little feet, she ran along the crests, and that was precarious. – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  5. The only remedy employed by the natives consists in little dry walls of crystallized gypsum, built on the crests of the dunes, together with hedges of dead palm- leaves. – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh
  6. One by one, the imams gathered up the cloths, opened them and exhibited three bluish- black birds with vivid scarlet crests. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  7. The way she elected to go followed the crests, since it is better when " hiding- out" to look down than to be looked down upon. – A Pagan of the Hills by Charles Neville Buck
  8. The wind rustled among the crests of the mighty beeches, which gently bent before it, murmuring softly to each other. – Under a Charm, Vol. III. (of III) A Novel by E. Werner
  9. Emotions came out of his heart and burst crests of words in his mind. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  10. Between these had been secreted several sheets of notepaper of two kinds, stamped with two crests, all black with closely penned handwriting. – Red Masquerade by Louis Joseph Vance
  11. Side by side, with crests erect, they glided, and one of them still held between his jaws the unfortunate young sparrow. – A Man and a Woman by Stanley Waterloo
  12. The sun still had more than two hours to go on its journey to the hill crests when the train pulled into Brampton station. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  13. Suddenly her sweet lips parted, and she sang a weird, wild melody, that seemed, like a running torrent, to have fallen from the crests of the mountains, bringing with it echoes from the furthest summits, mingled with soft wailings of a mournful wind. – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  14. When the rising sun made things clear, and he could see over the crests of the waves, he stood up in the boat and uttered a cry of joy. – Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
  15. Refuse must needs be cast on the wave crests of a revolution; but there was also Lafayette. – The Light That Lures by Percy Brebner
  16. So far she seemed intact; her sails were bellying out full to the wind, and she was rising and plunging bravely over the great breakers, which rolled on in interminable array, one over the other,- with rugged foam- crests that sprang like fountains to the sky. – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  17. Again, throughout large areas of Northern Bengal, Lower Assam, and Maimansingh, rice- fields, which had been carefully levelled so that they might be uniformly flooded, were thrown into gentle undulations, the crests of which were occasionally two or three feet above the hollows. – A Study of Recent Earthquakes by Charles Davison
  18. They called upon the able- bodied men to take up arms against the enemy, whose advanced guard could be seen already on the crests yonder. – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  19. They looked worse when one saw their hollow fronts and raging crests, and Agatha fixed her eyes ahead. – The Lure of the North by Harold Bindloss
  20. Many books bearing crests or coats of arms cannot, therefore, be identified, and for this reason, amongst others, the few books which have been written on this branch of the art of binding are necessarily incomplete. – Book Collecting A Guide for Amateurs by John Herbert Slater