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" W. steering west, going six knots, observed a shoal on the larboard beam, about half a mile in length, and a quarter of a mile in breadth, bearing south, half a mile distant, in appearance white sand and yellow weed, supposed to be the Longshamps shoal. "
The Edinburgh annual register - Seite lxx
1820
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Arran: Its Topography, Natural History, and Antiquities

David Landsborough - 1875 - 495 Seiten
...Drosera Anglica, and the more' common Drosera rotundifolia. I came at last to a mountain lake, more than a mile in length, and a quarter of a mile in breadth. As I had no map of the island, I knew not what it was, but I was much struck with the utter loneliness...
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The Congregationalist, Band 5

Robert Williams Dale, James Guinness Rogers - 1876
...country, and nearly 2,000 feet above the sea. The summit is a flat oblong, and is said by Porter to be half a mile in length and a quarter of a mile in breadth. I should have hardly thought it so large ; but his figures, which were no doubt written on the spot,...
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India, Historical and Descriptive: Revised and Enlarged from "Les Voyages ...

Charles Henry Eden - 1876 - 290 Seiten
...vigour. Candy, the largest inland town in Ceylon, is built on the shore of an artificial lake, over a mile in length and a quarter of a mile in breadth, which stands at an elevation of 1678 feet above the sea. Here the governor and most of the leading...
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A History of Block Island: From Its Discovery, in 1514, to the Present Time ...

Samuel Truesdale Livermore - 1877 - 371 Seiten
...sand drifting past your feet like water gliding over a smooth surface, and then look upon a surface a mile in length and a quarter of a mile in breadth, thus moving to the sea whose receding waves and surf carry off the sand as fast as it is deposited....
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The Africa Pilot: South and east coasts of Africa, from the Cape of Good ...

1878
...;" the river has a fine deep entrance running nearly north and south between two lines of breakers about half a mile in length and a quarter of a mile in breadth, 3 fathoms was the least water obtained on the bar, which did not break as it was crossed, it being...
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The Physical Geology and Geography of Great Britain: A Manual of British Geology

Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay - 1878 - 639 Seiten
...of slates. The Penrhyn slate quarry, near Bangor, presents a wonderful spectacle of industry. It is about half a mile in length, and a quarter of a mile wide, and forms a vast amphitheatre, which is worked all round, on one side in thirteen high and broad...
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Case's Bible Atlas, to Illustrate the Old and New Testaments: Designed to ...

O.D. Case & Company - 1878 - 22 Seiten
...travelers. Here are the most extensive ruins to be found in this part of Galilee. They occupy a space of half a mile in length, and a quarter of a mile in width. The foundations of an ancient synagogue have recently been traced, which, if we assume the identification...
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The Actor's Wife: A Novel

Edmund Leathes - 1880
...creek, which was bridged by a canoe, by which means " The Island " was reached. " The Island," which was about half a mile in length, and a quarter of a mile in breadth, was densely covered with bush and scrub, except here and there where it had been cleared to supply...
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Life in the Wilds of America: And Wonders of the West in and Beyond the ...

I. Winslow Ayer - 1880 - 528 Seiten
...placid." But the most beautiful expanse of water in this region of wonders, is Mystic Lake, which is about half a mile in length, and a quarter of a mile in width. Lofty wood-crowned hills slope to within a short distance of its grassy banks, while far above...
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The History of Saint Augustine, Florida: With an Introductory Account of the ...

William Whitwell Dewhurst - 1881 - 182 Seiten
...thousand posts. The town is fortified with an intrenchment, salient angles, and redoubts, which inclose about half a mile in length and a quarter of a mile in width. The inhabitants and garrison, men, women, and children amount to above two thousand five hundred....
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