Phrases with "bordering"

Washington Irving His dwelling was a cottage, looking out upon the Avon and its bordering meadows; and was a picture of that neatness, order, and comfort, which pervade the humblest dwellings in this country. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Anatole France She had felt a sort of uneasiness, and she did not know, when she walked along the boxwood bordering the terrace, whether she desired to see him every day or never to see him again. The Red Lily by Anatole France [1894]

George Gissing Logically, there should result from it a self-possessed state of mind, bordering on cynicism. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

I saw nothing of that peculiar expression of mouth the sculptors give him, bordering on simpering. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

He uttered strange words, bordering on such strange designs that made me hasten forth and leave his presence . Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

George Meredith Down at her right hand, bordering a water, stood a sallow, a dead tree, channelled inside with the brown trail of a goat-moth. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

By noon he had reached the country of the plantations, the great, sad, silent levels bordering the mighty river. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Richard Burton All these I hold to be remnants of some old creed; nor should I despair of finding among the Badawin bordering upon the Great Desert some lingering system of idolatry. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Gustave Flauber But to facilitate the approach to the walls, the entrenchments bordering the ditch were thrown down. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Algernon Blackwood The neighbourhood was depressing, patched and dishevelled, and almost bordering on a slum. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

H. G. Wells Nor can I speculate how far these phenomena in Russia are the mechanical consequence of privation and overcrowding in a home atmosphere bordering on despair. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells

The alluvial plains bordering the river were covered with fine, though short, grass, amongst which were some beautiful flowers. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Jules Verne The first was the Kuen Lung, the other the Karakorum, bordering the longitudinal valley parallel to the Himalayas, from which the Indus flows to the west and the Brahmapootra to the east. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

The Yezidees —” “Were there two!” exclaimed Cleves. “Two. They were squatting on the old stone path bordering one of the flower beds. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Her fine forehead sloped gently up to where her hair, bordering it like an armorial shield, burst into lovelocks and waves and curlicues of ash blonde and gold. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

William Dampier On the west side of the bay the land is of a mean height with a large savannah bordering on the sea, and stretching from the mouth of the bay a great way to the westward. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

It was seen crossing the streets without life and sound, or diminishing in the interminable straight perspectives of shadowy houses bordering empty roadways lined by strings of gas lamps. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

There was something in the way he said ‘gathering songs’— a detached tone bordering on comment — that made Grant sure that he was no native. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Jules Verne The whole city, high and low, the quays bordering the Patapsco, the ships lying in the basins, disgorged a crowd drunk with joy, gin, and whisky. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

Anxious to be rid of suggestions wellnigh bordering upon the superstitious, I took one peep from the front windows, and then descended to the first floor. The Old Stone House and other stories by Anna Katharine Green

It was at the corner of two streets and had in the rear, bordering on the side street, stables and a sort of garden. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman We were free of the garden below our windows, quite long in its irregular rambling shape, bordering the cliff. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The cotton fields bordering the road were thin and withered, and no breeze stirred in the pines. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Edgar Allan Poe I have before stated more than once that my intellect, for some period prior to this, had been in a condition nearly bordering on idiocy. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Sir Julius’s reply was of the hoity-toity and rollicking sort, bordering in parts very nearly on nonsense, and generally impertinent. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Gustave Flauber They were hiding themselves in the hills bordering the valley by which the Carthaginians had come. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

There is a spot by Portinskill bordering the Keswick Lake where I love to be. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Mrs. Levison, his grandmother, that ancient lady who must now be bordering upon ninety, she warned me. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Walter Crane In this case it would be greater in depth than the simpler bordering type. Line and Form by Walter Crane [1900]

Isabella Bird During the summer months screw-steamers and sailing vessels ply between Liverpool and Quebec, from whence there is cheap and easy water communication with the districts bordering on the great lakes. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

George Meredith Nothing but comedy bordering on burlesque could issue from the contrast, though they graced a drawing-room or a pew, and had properly elegant habits and taste in dress, and were all fair to the sight. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Jane Austen And, if I may mention so delicate a subject, endeavour to check that little something, bordering on conceit and impertinence, which your lady possesses. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Soon it descends into a low valley and through a belt of fan-palms and jungle bordering an ever-flowering stream the banks of which are knee-deep in fat, rich loam. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

George Gissing The bordering wall along the passage allowed a man of average height to peer over it, and Goldthorpe searched with curious eye the piece of ground which was nearest to him. The House of Cobwebs by George Gissing

With every flash I saw the bordering coast; yet the progress I made was small, while each wave, as it receded, carried me back into ocean’s far abysses. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Nations, bordering on the already infected countries, began to enter upon serious plans for the better keeping out of the enemy. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

William Dampier As the coconut-trees do thus grow in groves fronting to the sea in the bays, so there is another sort of fruit-trees in the bays bordering on the back side of the coconut-trees, farther from the sea. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

E. F. Benson My neighbour struck me as bordering on repulsive; I knew through experience that I was tolerably attractive. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

My neighbour struck me as bordering on repulsive; I knew, through experience, that I was tolerably attractive. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

H. G. Wells The old life seems so cut off from the new, so alien and so unreasonable, that at times I find it bordering upon the incredible. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Jack London I would have fain rubbed my eyes and looked again, for, as far as I could see, the rocks bordering upon the ocean were covered with seals. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

The bright stream became grey, the osiers bordering it grew dark. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

Black shadows of bordering trees lay athwart the road, which, in the short reaches between, gleamed a ghostly white. Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce [1893]

George Meredith The bordering sward about the falls shone silvery. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Elizabeth Gaskell We did not leave off till the red sun was gone down behind the fir-trees bordering the common. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

E. F. Benson Catherine got up, and began walking up and down the small angle of lawn where they sat, bordering the deep flower-bed. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Charles Stur Topar seeing us determined, got into a state of alarm almost bordering on frenzy; he kept shouting out “kerno, kerno,” “rocks, rocks,” and insisted that we should all be killed. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Anna Katherine Green Between it and this lane, a narrow path ran amid the trees and bushes bordering the ravine. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

Jules Verne All that part of Australia, bordering the ocean, was desert. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

John Lewis Burckhard Excepting the short extent from Noweyba to Dahab, the mountains bordering on the gulf are all of secon­dary height, but they rise to a considerable elevation between those two points. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

George Meredith Shower gusts, and the wail and hiss of the rows of fir-trees bordering the garden, came between, and allowed him a moment’s incredulity as to its being a human voice. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Baldwin Spencer During the night this changed into a Numereji which came out and went on to the plains bordering the river and then back into the latter by way of a small creek. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Jules Verne They were long and narrow furrows sunk between parallel ridges, bordering generally upon the edges of the craters. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

Gustave Flauber The snout fitted upon his head, bordering his face with a circle of fangs; the two fore-paws were crossed upon his breast, and the claws of the hinder ones fell beneath his knees. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber