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Usage examples for eruption

  1. It meant a niche in the gallery of " might have beens" instead of the high place in the Hall of Fame, where he really belonged, and where, had he but condescended to care, he could have flamed as a volcano in active eruption. – Edgar Saltus: The Man by Marie Saltus
  2. The " Constant," true to its name, throws up a pretty little white fountain so often that it seems to prepare for a new eruption almost before the previous one has subsided. – The Lure of the Camera by Charles S. Olcott
  3. Great quantities are thrown up from the interior of the earth during an eruption. – An Introduction to Chemical Science by R.P. Williams
  4. And was there, or was there not, a lesser eruption upon the other side- an almost imperceptible flash, as though something had shot from the doomed planetoid out into space? – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
  5. Hence my late eruption was interesting, but not what I like. – Vailima-Letters by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  6. 9. There is some uncertainty about the date of the last eruption previous to the great one of 163l. – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh
  7. In Arcadia, near the eruption of the river Erasinus, was a mountain, clothed with beautiful trees, and sacred to Dionusus. – A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I. by Jacob Bryant
  8. The eruption lasted nearly thirty minutes, the water preserving its elegant form during the whole time. – In the Rocky Mountains by W. H. G. Kingston
  9. When an emotion took possession of him it set him on fire, and the expression of it was like the eruption of a volcano. – The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller by Calvin Thomas
  10. There was simply no way to check the eruption of a volcano. – The Flaming Mountain by Harold Leland Goodwin
  11. I have had patients stay in the pack for four, five, six and seven hours, and almost always, when I took them out, their skin was covered with eruption. – Hydriatic treatment of Scarlet Fever in its Different Forms by Charles Munde
  12. The air was still full of dust and ash, but the eruption was believed to be over. – The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  13. Standing in the midst of this frightful eruption from the heart of the mountains, one sees, as far as the eye can reach, a landscape utterly forbidding. – Whispering Smith by Frank H. Spearman
  14. 2537. The general character of all these is, that they are contagious, and, as a general rule, attack a person only once in his lifetime; that their chain of diseased actions always begins with fever, and that, after an interval of from one to four days, the fever is followed by an eruption of the skin. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  15. Every island has its special eruption, which, beginning at the unfathomable bottom of the sea, has slowly built up a foundation and then a superstructure of lava. – Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White
  16. They brought to his recollection similar facts, which he had often heard his father mention in his childhood, as having been observed previous to the last eruption of Mount Vesuvius. – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth
  17. The eruption of the other floating volcano was to be regulated by an ingenious piece of clock- work, by which, at the appointed time, fire, struck from a flint, was to inflame the hidden mass of gunpowder below. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  18. And the senator gave every sign of another eruption. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
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