Phrases with "vegetation"

We occasionally cross such desolated spaces, where every species of vegetation has been by flames devoured. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

The screen of vegetation is not only higher, but it is varied and impresses its individuality. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

H. G. Wells This cliff was apparently bare of vegetation save at its base, and with buttresses and terraces and platforms that did not very greatly attract our attention at the time. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

John Galsworthy That battalion would never get farther now that native vegetation had been consciously roused against it; but its thicket stood — a curious and strong invader. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

Edgar Rice Burroughs The vegetation here was sparse and of a weird, colorless nature, though what did grow was wondrous in shape and form. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Charles Stur The banks were of a stiff, light-coloured clay, without any vegetation either on them or the contiguous flats, except a few bushes of polygonum growing under box-trees. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Virginia Woolf Wherever he looked, vegetation was rampant. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Charles Stur There was not a blade of vegetation on the flats, but little water in the river, and the whole scenery wore a most barren appearance. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

After five hours of most toilsome climbing, we found the vegetation become scanty, and soon got on to the loose shingle which was near the top of the range. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

Here the plains were parched with heat, vegetation was dried up, and there was scarcely any water in the river beds. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

The vegetation is there, glorious in its profuseness and healthiness. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Charles Stur We then discovered that they lined a long muddy channel, in which was a good deal of water, but not a blade of vegetation anywhere to be seen. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Jules Verne The precocity of vegetation caused some embarrassment. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

H. G. Wells Decaying vegetation may occasionally smoulder with the heat of its fermentation, but this rarely results in flame. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

The vegetation was something’to see and wonder at, while the silence was such as to make you almost afraid of the sound of your own footsteps. The Lady of the Island by Guy Boothby

The rock was the same as that of Pena Blanca, but the vegetation was entirely distinct. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

But if the papaw is not in this particular republic of vegetation becoming tyranically rude, it is at least very boldly asserting its rights. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Jules Verne At 11,000 feet all trace of vegetation had disappeared. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Unknown the cold sleep of winter; unknown the lovely awakening of vegetation at the first gentle touch of spring. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

John Lewis Burckhard In the afternoon we entered upon a completely barren, gravelly plain, without trees or the slightest vegetation of any kind, and without any elevation, or other land marks to guide the traveller. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Charles Stur There was however but little vegetation in its neighbourhood, the grass being coarse and wiry. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Both the climate and the vegetation of Midian must have changed immensely if these huge features, many of them five miles broad, were ever full of water. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Anthony Trollope I have heard it said that there is no vegetation near the Dead Sea; but such is not the case, for these rushes do grow on the bank. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens We found that every scrap of vegetation on the island (I give it you as my opinion, but scant and scrubby at the best of times) had been consumed by fire. A Message from the Sea by Charles Dickens [1860]

The vegetation on the plains was almost entirely composed of thorny plants and shrubs; acacias, cacti, and bromeliae were the most abundant. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Abraham Merri On each side were distances, the floor stretching away into them bare of vegetation — stretching on and on into infinitudes of rosy mist, even as did the space above. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Under the palms the green masses of vegetation concealed the hovels of the rabble. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Jane Austen She had not known before how much the beginnings and progress of vegetation had delighted her. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The spiral tendency of vegetation infects education also. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

At some little distance outside Leh are the cremation groundsdesert places, destitute of any other vegetation than the Caprifolia horrida. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

Their houses are mostly pale, roomy, detached bungalows, almost altogether hidden by the bountiful vegetation of the climate. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Presently, above the dense mass of vegetation that Samburan presents to view, he saw the head of the flagstaff without a flag. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Perhaps, on the other hand, behind the deep-sea vegetation provided for them at the bottom, they had from time to time as the years went by withdrawn and replaced themselves. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

During the dry period the atmosphere was the reverse of humid; but the almost impenetrable shield of vegetation — the beauty and glory of the Island — discounted loss by evaporation. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Charles Stur The faces of these points were of a dirty white, without any vegetation growing on them; they fell back in semicircular sweeps, and the ground behind sloped abruptly down to the plains. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

H. G. Wells We looked at one another in silence, and then at the fantastic vegetation that swayed and grew visibly and noiselessly without. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Henry David Thoreau In December of that year, the Genius of vegetation seemed to hover by night over its summer haunts with unusual persistency. Natural History of Massachusetts by Henry David Thoreau [1842]

H. G. Wells It is clear, however, that these vertical shafts and the vegetation of the surface must play an essential role in ventilating and keeping fresh the atmosphere of the moon. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

There were casuarinas and triodia in profusion — two different kinds of vegetation which appear to thoroughly enjoy one another's company. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Mark Twain We saw no ploughed fields, very few villages, no trees or grass or vegetation of any kind, scarcely, and hardly ever an isolated house. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

This glen, or rather the vegetation which had existed in it, had been recently burned by the natives, and it had in consequence a still more gloomy and dreary appearance. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

There is scarce any vegetation save stunted birks, juniper bushes, and draggled fern; and the hoot of owls and the croak of hooded crows is seldom absent from the spot. The Herd of Standlan by John Buchan

The vegetation of the gorge-mouth developed itself to dates and Daums, tamarisks and salsolaceæ, out of which scuttled a troop of startled gazelles. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

At this spring the thorny vegetation of the desert grew alongside the more agreeable water-plants at the water's edge, so that fertility and sterility stood side by side. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Abraham Merri There was no trace of vegetation among the littered rocks. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Henry James It left no opportunity in his uppermost button-hole for the customary orchid; but this was of comparatively little consequence, since the vegetation of the beard itself was tropical. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

John Lewis Burckhard The soil in which the trees grow is regularly ploughed, but nothing is sown between the trees, as it is found that any other vegetation diminishes the quantity of olives. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Jules Verne We need not be astonished at meeting with such fine vegetation in this remote district. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Benjamin Disraeli Thus from the shores of the Archipelago to the banks of the Euphrates and the Tigris, civilisation and vegetation appear to obey the same law of decrease. Eastern Sketches by Benjamin Disraeli

All are, for the most part, rugged on the Pacific slope, though some decorate even that exposed aspect with vegetation of a sumptuousness that conceals the crude, confused masses of granite. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Thomas Hardy Civilization was its enemy; and ever since the beginning of vegetation its soil had worn the same antique brown dress, the natural and invariable garment of the particular formation. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Robert Louis Stevenson A little away above our nook, the azaleas and almost all the vegetation ceased. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jules Verne Consequently vegetation must be found there when the earth is no longer ice-bound. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

Willems walked homewards, following the line of walls overtopped by the luxuriant vegetation of the front gardens. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Jules Verne The vegetation of this desolate continent seemed to me much restricted. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

The vegetation was that of the Calumbo road, but not so utterly sunburnt: there were dwarf fields of Manioc and Thur (Cajanus indicus), and the large wild cotton shrubs showed balls of shortish fibre. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

The grass and vegetation here, were very rich, high, and green. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

William Godwin There a vegetation springs up of virtue to compel the Gods; and Colchis itself imports from Thessaly treasures of this sort which she cannot boast as her own. Lives of the Necromancers by William Godwin [1834]

John Lewis Burckhard Wherever the rain collects in winter, vegetation of trees and shrubs is produced. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Jules Verne They could ascend the Rio Negro, enter the canal, and, crossing the waste land, remain concealed throughout the night under the tall vegetation on the banks. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

The humming of many unseen insects sounded in her ears, and the hot summery fume from the tangled swathes of vegetation flowed up and enveloped her. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Jules Verne The vegetation of every kind, hitherto checked by the rigour of the Arctic winter, was not only more abundant, but more brilliantly coloured. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

I found we were on a great decline of the country draining to the westward; the soil was deeper and richer, and the vegetation proportionately richer as we went on with the journey. Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake by John Hanning Speke [1864]

The whole region had a most barren and wretched appearance, and there was little or no vegetation of any kind that the camels cared to eat. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

They were much whipped and torn by a late hurricane, which afflicted all the vegetation of the islands, and some of the royal palms were blown down. Literature and Life by William Dean Howells

John Lewis Burckhard The Dsahhaf, on the contrary, devour whatever vegetation they meet with, and are the terror of the husbandmen; the Nedjdyat attack only the produce of the gardener, or the wild herbs of the desert. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Thomas Hardy Summer was ending: in the daytime singing insects hung in every sunbeam; vegetation was heavy nightly with globes of dew; and after showers creeping damps and twilight chills came up from the hollows. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

George Borrow I never remember to have seen vegetation in ranker luxuriance than that which these fig-trees exhibited, nor upon the whole a more singular spot. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Jules Verne The soil is composed of sand and red or yellow clay, and this is covered by a layer of earth, in which the vegetation takes root. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

No one who admires the papaw could, without breach of courtesy, attribute to it the vulgar habit of crowding upon and elbowing away other vegetation possessing equal rights to a common plot. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

This was a very good, if not actually a pretty, encampment; there was a narrow strip of open ground along the banks, and good vegetation for the horses. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

William Cowper For ere the beech and elm have cast their leaf Deciduous, and when now November dark Checks vegetation in the torpid plant Exposed to his cold breath, the task begins. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

H.P. Lovecraft The stench left quickly, but the vegetation never came right again. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

The appearance of the surface and the vegetation show that elsewhere years have elapsed since the waters washed their base. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

It was almost circular, and perfectly flat upon the top, apparently having the same kind of vegetation and timber upon its summit as that upon the ground below. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Jules Verne Europe, Central Asia, North America, will gradually be abandoned, as well as Australasia and the lower parts of South America. The vegetation will follow the human emigration. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

H. G. Wells The rivulet was hidden by the luxuriant vegetation of the banks save at one point, where I caught a triangular patch of its glittering water. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Charles Stur The other when vegetation is springing up under the early rains and every thing is green. An account of the sea coast and interior of South Australia by Charles Stur

In the season of the malaria the native peasant flies the rank vegetation round; but he, a stranger and a foreigner, no associates, no companions, except books and instruments of science. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Against the foot of the cliffs yonder, where the vegetation ends and the tombs begin, there flows a calm river edged with palms. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

The vegetation acquires a modern aspect. On a Piece of Chalk by Thomas Henry Huxley

The atmosphere seemed cleared of all grossness or impurities, a few sunlit clouds floated in space, and a perfume from Nature's own laboratory was exhaled from the flowers and vegetation around. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Jules Verne There was no vegetation on this sharp promontory, which projected two miles from the forest, and it thus represented a giant’s arm stretched out from a leafy sleeve. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

H. G. Wells Flowers and leaves and berries are bright and attractive, a factor in aesthetic education, but I doubt if, in itself, vegetation can hold the attention of the young. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

Olaf Stapledon We saw the vegetation wither, the seas begin to steam. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

On the upper side a large piece of vegetation sprouted from the crest on the band. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

D. H. Lawrence Nothing else would do, nothing else would satisfy, except this coolness and subtlety of vegetation travelling into one’s blood. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Olaf Stapledon Through innumerable many-faceted eyes we surveyed the plains of moss-like vegetation or studied the stars with minute telescopes and spectroscopes. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

George Gissing He would work for a quarter of an hour, then, resting on his fork, contemplate the tangled mass of vegetation which he had succeeded in tearing up. The House of Cobwebs by George Gissing

That kind of vegetation may suit a retired tradesman, who has spent three-fourths of his life behind the same counter. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

William Hope Hodgson Presently it was midday; yet was there but little change in the nature of the surrounding wastes; though it may be that the vegetation was something thicker, and more continuous along the banks. The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” by William Hope Hodgson

Arthur Conan Doyle A thin green line of vegetation fringed the summit of the ruddy cliff. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Abraham Merri Gods and man, animals and birds and all creatures, vegetation and water and air and fire, sun and stars and moon — all were his to dissolve into Himself, the Living Nothingness, if he so willed. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

The vegetation was scanty, but the morning was a lovely one after the thunderstorm of the night before, and we greatly enjoyed our ride. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

In this order they emerged into the open space kept clear of vegetation by Wang’s judicious system of periodic firing. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

H. G. Wells The nearer ground was strewn with glaciated boulders and supported nothing but a stunted Alpine vegetation of compact clustering stems and stalkless flowers. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Charles Stur There was not a blade of vegetation to be seen either on the low ground or on the ranges, which were from 3 to 400 feet in height, and were nothing more than vast accumulations of sand and rocks. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

The people call it Chimbongolo. The river is now three quarters of a mile wide, and the charming cove shows the brightest of sands and the densest of vegetation waving in the cool land-wind. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Edgar Rice Burroughs When he did not discover me in sight within the valley he dashed, hissing into the rank vegetation of the swamp and that was the last I saw of him. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

The dry wind, the current with its northerly set, and the ebb in conjunction, push the spit to the north, and as the sand advances, vegetation consolidates the work. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

There are singular exceptions, however, to the general appearance of vegetation impudent with fat living, and certain birds have been wholly misled. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

W. H. Hudson Through all seasons the general aspect of nature remains the same, owing to the grey undeciduous foliage of the tree and shrub vegetation covering the country. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

Washington Irving Above the city all is savage and sterile, below is the richest vegetation and the freshest verdure. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

H. Rider Haggard The vegetation was luxuriant, without being tropical; the sun was bright and warm, but not burning; and a gracious breeze blew softly along the odorous slopes of the mountains. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Charles Stur The soil of the valley was not bad, but there was little or no vegetation upon it. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Florence Dixie After a couple of hours’ driving we halted to give the mules a rest near a little brook, which came rippling out from the shady mass of vegetation which lined the road. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

Isabella Bird The next day’s journey, made under an unclouded sky, was mainly along the Zainderud, from which all the channels and rills which nourish the vegetation far and near are taken. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Jules Verne The reeds and vegetation were tried with the poles. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Jules Verne After the barrenness of the desert, vegetation was now resuming its empire. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

H. G. Wells We should be close to it now,” said Hooker. The vegetation was thick by the river bank. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Charles Stur The ground was thoroughly heated to the depth of three or four feet, and the tremendous heat that prevailed had parched vegetation and drawn moisture from everything. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Sarah Orne Jewett I ain’t goin’ berryin’ nor to fetch home no more wilted vegetation this year. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett [1896]

Charles Kingsley Now and then his feet brushed through a soft tuft of parsley fern: but soon even that sign of vegetation ceased; his feet only rasped over rough bare rock, and he was alone in a desert of stone. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

Charles Stur He informed me that he had crossed the creek, as I had imagined, where there was little or no vegetation in its vicinity. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

George Gissing Wiping the sweat from his forehead, Hugh went to the window and opened it a few inches; a scent of vegetation and of fresh earth came to him with the cool air. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Thomas Hardy As he slowly slid inch by inch upon these, Knight made a last desperate dash at the lowest tuft of vegetation — the last outlying knot of starved herbage ere the rock appeared in all its bareness. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Reaching the foot of the hills, I found the natives had recently burnt all the vegetation from their sides, leaving the stones, of which it was composed, perfectly bare. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Abraham Merri At the right of this brook there was vegetation and trees; to the left of it was a desolation. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

H.P. Lovecraft The omnipresent gardens were almost terrifying in their strangeness, with bizarre and unfamiliar forms of vegetation nodding over broad paths lined with curiously carven monoliths. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

T. H. Huxley There you see the long line of land, covered with vegetation — cocoa-nut trees — and you have the sea upon the inner and outer sides, with a vessel very comfortably riding at anchor. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Charles Dickens The vegetation is, everywhere, luxuriant and beautiful, and the Palm-tree makes a novel feature in the novel scenery. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

Now the shores are covered with the vegetation of spring, and the grass is as green as emeralds. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

The vegetation on the plains was rapidly drying up. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Henry Kingsley You will see a greater variety of vegetation on one acre of your sandy heath than on two square miles of the thickly-grassed country we have been passing over. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Edgar Allan Poe Of vegetation there were no traces whatsoever throughout the whole of the desolate area within sight. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

Rafael Sabatini Part of this territory was swampy, and part was sand; vegetation there was of the scantiest; some clumps of reeds, an odd date palm, its crest rustling faintly in the breeze, and nothing else. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

There were no signs of vegetation of any kind — not a tree or a shrub. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Charles Stur The vegetation was chiefly salsolaceous, but there was, notwithstanding, no want of grass upon it, though the tufts were very far apart. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Jules Verne This led them to conclude that the superb vegetation found a heat in this soil, damp in its upper layer, but warmed in the interior by volcanic fires, which could not belong to a temperate climate. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

And the good land brings forth its vegetation by the permission of its Lord; and that which is vile brings forth naught but scarcity. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

D. H. Lawrence He smelled the scents of autumn, phlox and moist old vegetation and corn in sheaf. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

The vegetation was scanty, principally thorny shrubs and trees. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

The twilight was green and dim, and ofttimes amidst the wealth of vegetation not a flower was to be seen. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Immediately on emerging from the bush we found all vegetation at an end. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

Jules Verne Luxuriant vegetation spread in wild profuseness over this prodigal soil. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

This spiny character of vegetation seems to be characteristic of dry rocky places and tracts of country liable to great drought. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Frederick Marryat It had been a noble tree before it had been destroyed; now it spread its long naked arms, covering a large space of ground, but without the least sign of vegetation or life remaining. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Even during the short-lived summer there are occasional rains, so that although the roads dry up, vegetation never does, the ground in the woods is ever moist, and the brooks perennial. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Jules Verne A layer of earth and plenty of vegetation covered it, and the base of ice must have been of considerable thickness. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

John Lewis Burckhard In its neighbourhood are several springs, and wherever these are met with, vegetation readily takes place, even among barren sand-­rocks. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard