Phrases with "headland"

Far away, the steep ridge of Hambleton and the headland of Sutton Brow stood out against the evening sky. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Bram Stoker This is to my mind the nicest spot in Whitby, for it lies right over the town, and has a full view of the harbour and all up the bay to where the headland called Kettleness stretches out into the sea. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

I saw a row of villas perched on a headland above the sea. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Here and there we could see a few lights burning from the villages along the shore, and away northward the revolving light from Gorton headland shone out like a beacon. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

R. D. Blackmore But to see what they did at the first opposition of reef, or crag, or headland bluff, was a cure for any delusion about them, or faith in their liquid benevolence. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Willa Cather A searchlight from one of the ironclads was playing on the great headland up the river, where it makes its first resolute turn. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

On the left as you go down through the woods from the house there runs out the great headland of Acharra, red and grey with mosses, and with a nimbus always of screaming sea-fowl. The Far Islands by John Buchan [1899]

William Makepeace Thackeray This feast was scarcely ended, when we found ourselves rounding the headland into Vigo Bay, passing a grim and tall island of rocky mountains which lies in the centre of the bay. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo by William Makepeace Thackeray

Henry Kingsley The dawn behind the eastern headland had flooded the amphitheatre of hills, till the crags behind the house had turned from grey to old, and the vane upon the priest’s tower shone like a star. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

R. D. Blackmore And so, upon the morning of St. Michael, she compelled Lord Keppel, with an adverse mind, to turn a headland they had never turned before. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Henry Kingsley Let us come away and get round the headland before the tide comes in. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Sir Walter Scott It was a gloomy square tower, of considerable size and great height, situated upon a headland projecting into the salt-water lake, or arm of the sea, which they had entered on the preceding evening. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu And now, how changed everything! The moon’s broad disk over the headland was silvering the objects dimly. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

George Meredith Mountain and wooded headland are solid, deep to the eye, spirit-speaking to the mind. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

They beached the ships on a white shell-strand behind a headland that sheltered it from the east and north. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

George Gissing The long stretch of the coast was a faint outline, yet so clear that every tongue of sand, every smallest headland was distinguishable. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

D.H. Lawrence Through the gate, inside the high wall, is the little Garden of Eden, a property of three or four acres fairly level upon a headland over the lake. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

The headland that looked shadowy in the distance a couple of hours ago, is reached and passsed. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Jack London And now, if the gods be truly kind, we shall drift by that next headland and come upon a perfectly sheltered beach, where we may land without wetting our feet. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

We floated across the land-locked basin, and under the low headland we had steered for from the sea in the storm. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Here also is the Alto das Cruzes, the great cemetery, and the view from the sheer and far-jutting headland is admirable. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

H. G. Wells I remember how we stood out upon the headland watching the squadron circling far away, and how I weighed the full meaning of the sight, seeing clearly the way things must go. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

And once he climbed the headland and appeared suddenly to those below, a white speck elevated in the blue, with a diminutive but statuesque effect. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Arthur Conan Doyle See how yonder headland looms upon us through the mist! We must tack within three arrow flights, or we may find a rock through our timbers. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Radclyffe Hall The Villa del Ciprés at Orotava was built on a headland above the Puerto. It had taken its name from its fine cypress trees, of which there were many in the spacious garden. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Sheltered by the squat headland from the first morning sparkle of the sea the little bay breathed a delicious freshness. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Eton and Oxford had in turn displaced the family chaplain, and the house by the windy headland grew emptier and emptier save when ‘grouse and deer brought home its fickle masters. The Far Islands by John Buchan [1899]

Astern, and to leeward of us, against a headland of black and indigo, a dazzling white speck resembled a snowflake fallen upon the blue of the sea. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

And then suddenly he would be back on shore, Cuna and the Acharra headland shining grey in the morning light, and with gritty mouth and sand-filled eyes he would awaken to the heat of the desert camp. The Far Islands by John Buchan [1899]