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 Meanings and Examples of BOULDER
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boulder
 n.  rounded rock lying on surface of ground or embedded in soil
Classic Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  "Why not here, as well as in a feather bed, twenty years hence," he muttered, as he seated himself in the shelter of a boulder.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
2  The prayer finished, they resumed their seat in the shadow of the boulder until the child fell asleep, nestling upon the broad breast of her protector.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
3  On the little plateau which crowned the barren hill there stood a single giant boulder, and against this boulder there lay a tall man, long-bearded and hard-featured, but of an excessive thinness.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
4  On another occasion, as Drebber passed under a cliff a great boulder crashed down on him, and he only escaped a terrible death by throwing himself upon his face.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
5  Frequently it took a whole day of exhausting effort to drag a single boulder to the top of the quarry, and sometimes when it was pushed over the edge it failed to break.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VI
6  A boulder of granite concealed our approach, and crouching behind it we gazed over it at the signal light.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 9. The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr. ...
7  At the same moment the convict screamed out a curse at us and hurled a rock which splintered up against the boulder which had sheltered us.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 9. The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr. ...
8  From the top of this boulder the gleam of something bright caught my eye, and, raising my hand, I found that it came from the silver cigarette-case which he used to carry.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
9  Holmes sat down on a boulder and rested his chin in his hands.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
10  On the other hand a wild chaos of boulders and debris made all advance impossible.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
11  Nor was the fear entirely an illusion, for the barren valley was thickly strewn with trees and boulders which had fallen in a similar manner.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
12  Huge boulders, far too big to be used as they were, were lying all over the bed of the quarry.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VI
13  Still steadily rising, we passed over a narrow granite bridge and skirted a noisy stream which gushed swiftly down, foaming and roaring amid the gray boulders.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
14  The road in front of us grew bleaker and wilder over huge russet and olive slopes, sprinkled with giant boulders.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
15  We saw him for a long time in the moonlight until he was only a small speck moving swiftly among the boulders upon the side of a distant hill.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 9. The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr. ...
Example Sentence:
1  In geology, a boulder is a rock with grain size of usually no less than 256 mm (10 inches) diameter.
2  If we use this stone as a fulcrum and the crowbar as a lever, we may be able to move this boulder.
3  It required superhuman effort to lift the huge boulder.
4  The shoreline was made up of a jumble of huge boulders.