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What the ancients called a clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease.
This Nome was known far and wide as a terrible fighter and a cruel, desperate commander.
He watched with but a single purpose--to escape the ring of blood-mad fighters and be away after the Belgian and his pouch.
Men from Gathol I wish, for I have heard that these be noble fighters.
We were not fighters like them; we were cunning and cowardly, and it was because of our cunning and cowardice, and our inordinate capacity for fear, that we survived in that frightfully hostile environment of the Younger World.
But suddenly he roared an oath and advanced upon the rolling fighters.
Three times one of the fighters endeavored to place the darts, and three times did he fail.
In the natural course of events, however, no sooner had the Anglo-Saxons destroyed the (imperfect and partial) civilization of their predecessors than they began to rebuild one for themselves; possessors of a fertile land, they settled down to develop it, and from tribes of lawless fighters were before long transformed into a race of farmer-citizens.
Tom liked to hear fighting stories as much as ever, but he insisted strongly on the fact that those great fighters who did so many wonderful things and came off unhurt, wore excellent armor from head to foot, which made fighting easy work, he considered.
Chambers was strong beyond his years, and a good fighter; strong because he was coarsely fed and hard worked about the house, and a good fighter because Tom furnished him plenty of practice-- on white boys whom he hated and was afraid of.
But Nalasu had been famous as a great fighter, as well as having been the progenitor of three such warlike sons.
For she knew that in the lynx's lair was a litter of kittens, and she knew the lynx for a fierce, bad-tempered creature and a terrible fighter.