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Low and rambling, without being squat, the square upthrusts of towers and of towers over-topping towers gave just proportion of height without being sky-aspiring.
CHAPTER II 2010
We like to think of ourselves as made of stronger stuff, of more substantial and enduring than such temporary upthrusts from the earth as the flowers of spring.
At a distance of more than a mile and glimpsed between the seracs and ice-rubble upthrusts that had once been the placid sea here, it looked as if a small, round, headless but very furry animal was running behind the sledge.
The Terror Simmons, Dan 2007
"One pilot, two pilot, three —" He landed among upthrusts of stabbing weed and the cloudlike brambles that had taken over this ancient mansion.
Sun of Suns 2006
All about him was a landscape of pits and crags and impossible-looking upthrusts of rockpeopled by a scurrying assortment of humanoid and near-humanoid forms.
A CALL TO DARKNESS MICHAEL JAN FRIEDMAN 2000
They would come soon to the rocky shallows and scattered upthrusts in the treacherous passage between Last Island and Shield Island.
Ship Of Destiny Hobb, Robin 2000
Even with the sun low behind, the sandstone glowed tawny, red, white, often in bands like the stripes of Old Glory; and shadows brought out the relief of cliffs, crags, crevices, outthrusts and upthrusts, changing moment by moment as the light did, so that it was almost as if that banner rippled in a geological wind.
Operation Luna Anderson, Poul, 1926- 1999
Somehow, though, she had visualized the changes along the lines of longhairs camped along the road selling each other moonstones and tie-dyed T-shirts; she was unprepared for the great clusters of expensive new homes with picture windows looking out on the vortex-bearing rock upthrusts, and for the sprawl of motels, drugstores, and -- God! -- car dealerships.
A Darker Place King, Laurie R. 1999
The radiance fell soft over ice, rocky upthrusts, scars, and pockmarks.
Starfarers Anderson, Poul, 1926- 1998
X Jagged-edged, red-sandstone upthrusts formed a circular amphitheater between the gray stone hills to the north and west and the rolling dunes to the south.
The Order War Modesitt, L. E. 1995