Word usage examples
Far off in the blue distance, heat-hazed so that it appeared to be a dreamy mirage on the horizon, was the city of Belshazzar the Great, its thick stone walls overleaped by its many ziggurats and palatial towers.
Belshazzar was flanked by Nubian giants whose black bodies gleamed like polished ebony.
When her plight was explained to him, Belshazzar granted her the right to marry or not as she wished, with a nifty bit of stage business involving a cylinder seal rolled over a clay tablet, shown in tight close-up (Imarte interrupted her lecture long enough to remark approvingly on its verisimilitude).
That old Babylonian, Belshazzar, had nothing on us moderns after all, did he?
Then the letter that Villefort had showed to him recurred to his mind, and every line gleamed forth in fiery letters on the wall like the mene tekel upharsin of Belshazzar.