The Stanwick nectarine, so apt to crack and not to ripen when worked in the ordinary way, is said to be cured of these propensities by being first budded close to the ground, on a very strong-growing Magnum Bonum plum, worked on a Brussels stock, and by then budding the nectarine on the Magnum Bonum about a foot from the ground.
The door was opened a crack and there was a glimpse of something blue, of ribbons, black hair, and merry faces.
She could wear men's clothes and crack that whip all she wanted, but she was still a woman at heart - and he knew it.
She gave him a withering look, wondering what crack he was smoking to think he did her any favor by bringing her here instead of to a hospital.
But here again great care must be exercised in the packing and consolidation of the stones, which will otherwise crack and settle.
There was a small scream, then the crack of bone and ripping of flesh.
This feature indicates that in the event of a crack occurring at the upstream toe, its extension would tend to turn downwards and follow a direction nearly parallel with the maximum pressure lines, in which direction it would not materially affect the stability of the structure.
Both walls are of the same height, so that the falls appear to be formed by a huge crack in the bed of the river.
Jim the cab-horse came last, and the rocky wall almost caught him; for just as he leaped to the floor of the further passage the wall swung across it and a loose stone that the buggy wheels knocked against fell into the narrow crack where the rock turned, and became wedged there.
He'd felt the earth crack open once before.