Usage examples for topping

  1. This even tint was indeed broken up by streaks of yellow sand- break in the lower lands and by many tall trees of the pine family, out- topping the others- some singly, some in clumps; but the general coloring was uniform and sad. – Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  2. " You'd make a topping pal," he said. – The Moon out of Reach by Margaret Pedler
  3. But our escape was not to be encompassed with such ease, for scarcely had we gotten under way once more in the direction of the entrance to Omean than we saw far to the north a great black line topping the horizon. – The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  4. The tree is scarcely hardy, judging it at sight, And by thy looks no topping conqueror thou art. – Poems of Paul Verlaine by Paul Verlaine
  5. Lieutenant Francis Hall, travelling through America in 1817, wrote:- The innkeepers of America are in most villages what we call vulgarly, topping men- field officers of militia, with good farms attached to their taverns, so that they are apt to think what, perhaps, in a newly settled country is not very wide of the truth, that travellers rather receive than confer a favour by being accommodated at their houses. – Stage-coach and Tavern Days by Alice Morse Earle
  6. Out of the ruins rose a slender, supple figure, topping the pyramid of elephant flesh in a graceful poise. – The-Circus-Boys-on-the-Flying-Rings-or-Making-the-Start-in-the-Sawdust-Life by Darlington, Edgar B. P.
  7. The forest trees hid the bottom of the valley- a big ravine I prefer to call it- and over there, over- topping the trees on the other side of the valley, a mile away, loomed a wonderful structure- or the ruins of one. – The Voodoo Gold Trail by Walter Walden
  8. I don't know yet what it will be for, but I've got lots of the most topping ideas for it. – The Pretty Lady by Arnold E. Bennett
  9. At early dawn, lining the eastern horizon, are the soft pencils of bashful day over- topping the jagged sawteeth of the yet sleeping mountains, fifty or more miles away. – Trail Tales by James David Gillilan
  10. Fragments of this, which geologists call the Kintla formation, may be seen topping mountains here and there in the northern part of the park. – The Book of the National Parks by Robert Sterling Yard
  11. Before my eyes rises the white priory of San Martino topping the hillside high above the town, and it is to that point that I am hastening ere the gold light of the afternoon fades off the bay, and the grey shades of the early dusk rob the islands of their sunset colours. – Naples Past and Present by Arthur H. Norway
  12. I knew Bill knew what he was talking about, and, if he said the course was so topping, it must be something special. – My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  13. Unfortunately, the nature of the ground separated our squadron, as the colonel anticipated; and although we came on at a topping pace, the French had time to form in square upon a hill to await us, and when we charged, they stood firmly, and firing with a low and steady aim, several of our troopers fell. – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever
  14. Oh, but it is all so topping! – Desert Love by Joan Conquest
  15. Whether it was the keen competition or the evident interest shown by the spectators or the fact that the Bish insisted that Henry change his stance I cannot say, but the old man nearly missed the ball entirely, topping it into the bunker. – Fore! by Charles Emmett Van Loan