An alliterative description of a bone-like beacon.

‘The bright eye of the light-house standing like a bleached bone at the edge of the sandhills, blinked in the clear air.’


Source: Henry Williamson, Tarka the Otter: His joyful water-life and death in the two rivers, illus. C.F. Tunnicliffe (Harmondsworth: Puffin Books, 1976 (1927)), p. 91

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