1 As these, again, were surmounted by tall trees, which appeared to totter on the brows of the precipice, it gave the stream the appearance of running through a deep and narrow dell.
2 Each of the combatants threw all his energies into that effort, and the result was, that both tottered on the brink of the precipice.
3 When, however, they gained the flattened surface of the mountain-top, and approached the eastern precipice, she recognized the spot to which she had once before been led under the more friendly auspices of the scout.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 17
4 A single bound would carry him to the brow of the precipice, and assure his safety.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 32
5 The animal sprang into the air, tottered for a moment upon the edge of the precipice, and then came crashing down into the valley beneath.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
6 The figure had plunged down the precipice, and she felt herself, as it were, attending on the body.
7 You, Eustacia, stand on the edge of a precipice without knowing it.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 4: 1 The Rencounter by the Pool
8 You have been walking for some months very near to the edge of a precipice.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In Chapter 13. Fixing the Nets
9 The castle is on the very edge of a terrible precipice.
10 On the latter side, as well as to the former, there was a great precipice.
11 I looked at him as you peer down at a man who is lying at the bottom of a precipice where the sun never shines.
12 Time seemed to him to be crawling with feet of lead, while he by monstrous winds was being swept towards the jagged edge of some black cleft of precipice.
13 A few minutes only separated Jean Valjean from that terrible precipice which yawned before him for the third time.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V—WHICH WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE WITH GAS LANTERNS
14 The intestines of Paris form a precipice.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I—THE SEWER AND ITS SURPRISES
15 Destiny has some extremities which rise perpendicularly from the impossible, and beyond which life is no longer anything but a precipice.