Usage examples for slabs

  1. Imaichi, where the two stately aisles unite, is a long uphill street, with a clear mountain stream enclosed in a stone channel, and crossed by hewn stone slabs running down the middle. – Unbeaten-Tracks-in-Japan by Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy)
  2. There is much fine old glass full of beautiful colours that make a curious effect when the sunlight falls through them upon the black and white marble slabs of the floor. – Normandy, Complete The Scenery & Romance Of Its Ancient Towns by Gordon Home
  3. The walls are built of mud, or slabs or posts daubed with mud, while the roofs are thatched with palm. – In Indian Mexico (1908) by Frederick Starr
  4. Broad slabs for seats are also common by the wayside. – Himalayan Journals V2. by J. D. Hooker
  5. I couldn't get hot buttered toast either, but only some thin hard slabs of war bread, which seemingly had been dry- cured in a kiln. – Eating in Two or Three Languages by Irvin S. Cobb
  6. It would be bad taste to introduce rustic steps into a formal garden, as much so as it would to place delicately wrought slabs of marble in the heart of a thicket. – Garden Ornaments by Mary H. Northend
  7. The marble slabs under the looking- glass at each end of the rooms were matted over with flowers, and from the top streamed down long feathery vines which ended in little bunches of red roses that swung loose before the glass, and left another vine there. – Phemie Frost's Experiences by Ann S. Stephens
  8. His way up from Redmire was by the road along which she had driven on the evening of her arrival, the road that dipped into a wooded glen, where a stream tumbled amid rocks and boulders, over smooth- worn slabs and shining pebbles, from the moor down to the river of the dale. – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  9. Two or three times during the summer the sisters always went quietly and alone to the Baxter burying- lot, where three grassgrown graves lay beside one another, unmarked save by narrow wooden slabs so short that the initials painted on them were almost hidden by the tufts of clover. – The Story Of Waitstill Baxter by By Kate Douglas Wiggin
  10. We have seen the Turks, when making the mud- straw bricks used in house- building, scratch dirt for the purpose from between the marble slabs and boulders that lay in profusion over the ground. – Across Asia on a Bicycle by Thomas Gaskell Allen and William Lewis Sachtleben
  11. We then climbed out of the gill on the left, up some interesting slabs of rock. – Climbing in The British Isles. Vol. 1 - England by W. P. Haskett Smith
  12. The former is an exceedingly shelly limestone, often splitting into thin slabs. – Sea-Weeds, Shells and Fossils by Peter Gray B. B. Woodward
  13. " Lost at sea," that one said, and under the next slabs slept " Deliverance" and " Experience," " Mercy," and " Thankful." – Georgina of the Rainbows by Annie Fellows Johnston
  14. The stone slabs are now built into the walls on each side of the porch of Guisborough Church. – Yorkshire Painted And Described by Gordon Home
  15. The floor was of clay, and in the centre of the building there was a hearth made of slabs of stone. – English Villages by P. H. Ditchfield
  16. The countless bas- reliefs, cut on soft stone slabs, were pages from the history of the monarch in peace and war, in council, in the chase, or in processional rites. – A Text-Book of the History of Painting by John C. Van Dyke
  17. No answer came, but in the glint of moonlight he could see the shattered, heaving ice slabs, and wedged in between these, supported by both arms extended, he made out the head and shoulders of a man. – The Heath Hover Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  18. The sun was already at the meridian, and its direct rays were fiercely reflected from the slabs of yellow sandstone that paved the forecourt. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  19. Bobby and Jimmy, each with a knife, now began also to cut other slabs from a drift outside the circle, and passed them to Skipper Ed when he had exhausted his supply within the circle. – Bobby of the Labrador by Dillon Wallace