The Siberian larch has smooth grey bark and smaller cones, approaching in shape somewhat to those of the American hackmatack; it seems even hardier than the Alpine tree, growing up to latitude 68°, but, as the inclement climate of the polar shores is neared, dwindling down to a dwarf and even trailing bush.
As the orifice is neared the slit becomes H-shaped.
After him came other navigators, French, Spanish, Russian and American; and, as the 8th century neared its end, came sealers, whalers and trading-schooners in quest of flax and timber.
At Oxford Gladstone read steadily, but not laboriously, till he neared his final schools.
7), and when he neared the lines, astounded at their strength, he sent General Foy to the emperor to ask for reinforcements.