They were known under the varied names of bombards, serpentines, etc.
This stone is composed of granites or porphyries, serpentines and schisti, extremely indurated and perfectly consolidated.
From there the eye can follow the windings of the stream as it serpentines through the hills, for many miles.
It occurs also in some peridotites and serpentines, and rarely in volcanic rocks (basalt) and crystalline schists.
Serpentines, peridotites and diabases are interstratified with the Eocene deposits.
She showed a double tier of ordnance, besides sakers, falcons, falconettes and serpentines on her poop and fore and after castles.
The road descends by another series of serpentines, and a long straight drive brings us into the town.
Off we tore again, and at last reached that point where the descent begins in serpentines to Rijeka.
In a succession of serpentines, the road descends sharply on to the great plain, the fertile valley of Nikšić.
The protection of an island location is almost equalled in the peninsulas formed by the serpentines or meanders of a river.