The war was flaming up and nearing the Russian frontier.
Whether fagged by the three days' running chase, and the resistance to his swimming in the knotted hamper he bore; or whether it was some latent deceitfulness and malice in him: whichever was true, the White Whale's way now began to abate, as it seemed, from the boat so rapidly nearing him once more; though indeed the whale's last start had not been so long a one as before.
At daybreak, however, those nearing the town at the Dorogomilov bridge saw ahead of them masses of soldiers crowding and hurrying across the bridge, ascending on the opposite side and blocking the streets and alleys, while endless masses of troops were bearing down on them from behind, and an unreasoning hurry and alarm overcame them.
The oasis of the Otradnoe covert came in sight a few hundred yards off, the huntsmen were already nearing it.
As she emerged from the barn, one of the forms was nearing the circle of light.
They must be nearing their destination.
After a difficult journey on foot and in canoes, they found themselves nearing the shores of the South Sea and in view of the city.
During the childbearing period of life some of these will be nearing the ripe condition, and if one such be looked at it will be seen to contain one large cell, the ovum, surrounded by a mass of small cells forming the discus proligerus.
She stared at the broken glass before her and then at the men nearing on the ledge.
Towards the spring of 1818 the work was nearing its end, and Brockhaus of Leipzig had agreed to publish it and pay the author one ducat for every sheet of printed matter.