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Word: pedestal

Definition: support or base as for a pillar or statue


Sentences Containing 'pedestal'

There is actually no place in this village for a work of fine art, if any had come down to us, to stand, for our lives, our houses and streets, furnish no proper pedestal for it.
``Nay, madame; I would place each of these heroes on his right pedestal that of Robespierre on his scaffold in the Place Louis Quinze; that of Napoleon on the column of the Place Vendome.
He saw that he was on the highest point of the island, a statue on this vast pedestal of granite, nothing human appearing in sight, while the blue ocean beat against the base of the island, and covered it with a fringe of foam.
Four successive revolutions had built and cemented the pedestal upon which his fortune was based.
The table was of wood painted and varnished to imitate jasper, and the pedestal on which it stood was of the same material, with four eagles' claws projecting from it to support the weight more steadily.
The pedestal of the table was also hollow and communicated with the throat and neck of the head, and the whole was in communication with another room underneath the chamber in which the head stood.
Through the entire cavity in the pedestal, table, throat and neck of the bust or figure, there passed a tube of tin carefully adjusted and concealed from sight.
The pedestal, it appeared to me, was of bronze, and was thick with verdigris.
Then my eye travelled along to the figure of the White Sphinx upon the pedestal of bronze, growing distinct as the light of the rising moon grew brighter.
Above me towered the sphinx, upon the bronze pedestal, white, shining, leprous, in the light of the rising moon.
I found a groove ripped in it, about midway between the pedestal of the sphinx and the marks of my feet where, on arrival, I had struggled with the overturned machine.
It took no very great mental effort to infer that my Time Machine was inside that pedestal.
They came, and then, pointing to the bronze pedestal, I tried to intimate my wish to open it.
'Then, again, about the Time Machine: something, I knew not what, had taken it into the hollow pedestal of the White Sphinx.
As I approached the pedestal of the sphinx I found the bronze valves were open.
That gives you the exact distance from my little lawn to the pedestal of the White Sphinx, into which the Morlocks had carried my machine.
'Tom' was evidently the idol of her life; never to be shaken on his pedestal by any commotion; always to be believed in, and done homage to with the whole faith of her heart, come what might.
Upon this, Daggoo, with either hand upon the gunwale to steady his way, swiftly slid aft, and then erecting himself volunteered his lofty shoulders for a pedestal.

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