Usage examples for neptune

  1. This too has by the Poets been changed to a female, Amphitrite; and made the wife of Neptune. – A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.) by Jacob Bryant
  2. They will lay bare the foundations of all the crowded city, houses, streets, and temples, and declare once more in the clear sunlight how great and splendid was this city of Neptune, which the course of time has reduced to three vast temples standing in a lonely waste. – Naples Past and Present by Arthur H. Norway
  3. But presently he descended down, from the rugged mountain, rapidly advancing on foot, and the high hills and woods trembled beneath the immortal feet of Neptune, advancing. – The Iliad of Homer (1873) by Homer
  4. Jupiter rather took sides with his brother, and Neptune stood in with the administrator. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  5. Eads himself, years later, thus describes one of his many experiences: Five miles below Cairo, I searched the river bottom for the wreck of the Neptune, for more than sixty days, and in a distance of three miles. – James B. Eads by Louis How
  6. To one for whom the walls of the world had parted asunder, such a procedure was no longer possible; though he might choose to " call the sea Neptune" and reverence the earth as " mother of the gods." – The Approach to Philosophy by Ralph Barton Perry
  7. Atlantis was also consecrated to Neptune. – The Antediluvian World by Ignatius Donnelly
  8. It was resolved at any rate to try some sort of a hit at all these very gallant Frenchmen, moored under their own batteries, and making horse- marines of themselves, whenever Neptune, the father of the horse, permitted. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  9. Neptune offers us wealth; Athena promises us wisdom. – Old Greek Stories by James Baldwin
  10. It struck the rocks of Neptune, and plunged in. – Invaders from the Infinite by John Wood Campbell
  11. " Vessels from Sydney bound to Coffin's Bay, should proceed as if bound to Port Lincoln until arrived off the Neptune Islands, when they should steer for Perforated Island, having passed which, steer for Point Whidbey, giving it a berth of at least two miles. – Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  12. Then cap'n 'e'll say lay forrid there and trice up that fo'topmast stays'l brace; and there you is first 'e know fifty feet above the fo' s'l boom, a takin' a good look of an hour or so at old Neptune. – Ralph Granger's Fortunes by William Perry Brown
  13. Mercury would be too hot; Neptune too cold. – Great Inventions and Discoveries by Willis Duff Piercy
  14. " Yes, old Father Neptune has been playing tricks on him, I reckon," added Sam Bender, the second mate. – Bob the Castaway by Frank V. Webster
  15. " One thing, Mayhem," the Firstman said, now, on Neptune. – World Beyond Pluto by C. H. Thames
  16. Masses were chanted ceaselessly at the two candle- laden altars, the perfume from the ever increasing heaps of flowers was so oppressive that the guards had to be relieved at short intervals, and the procession of people that filed rapidly past the bier, often weeping as they went, reached out from the Morocco lions of the doorway to the Prado and the Fountain of Neptune. – Spanish Highways and Byways by Katharine Lee Bates
  17. As sure as Neptune cannot give thee sight. – The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, translated by Alexander Pope
  18. Dripping, floundering, and gasping for breath, George emerged from the surface like a frock- coated Neptune rising from the waves. – A Rogue by Compulsion by Victor Bridges
  19. The Admiral was diplomatic, however, not knowing how Sir John, or at all events Lady Rogers, would receive his proposal to send off another of their sons as an offering to Neptune. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston