Under that staggering blow men collapsed in dozens, crushed by the weight of uptorn earth or blown to fragments.
But the Big Sandy was now swollen beyond its banks, and the rapid current was filled with floating logs and uptorn trees.
Not that I liked changes, for heart vines bleed freely when uptorn, and friendship's stocks cannot be bought on margin.
Just as she reached him, looking at him instead of the rough ground, all rutted with uptorn roots, she slipped and almost fell.
Then, in a small opening where the uptorn roots of a tree rose like a wall at one side, it halted.
The bole of an uptorn gum tree spanned a half-moon depression at the verge of the spring.
Two of them belonged to the ration-party, and the others were Tommies who had been engaged in relaying the uptorn line.