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Notwithstanding a constant application of his one armed heel to the flanks of the mare, the most confirmed gait that he could establish was a Canterbury gallop with the hind legs, in which those more forward assisted for doubtful moments, though generally content to maintain a loping trot.
The trumpets sounded as he spoke the spears of the champions were at once lowered and placed in the rests the spurs were dashed into the flanks of the horses, and the two foremost ranks of either party rushed upon each other in full gallop, and met in the middle of the lists with a shock, the sound of which was heard at a mile's distance.
It was a band of voters coming to the rescue of their allies, and taking the Camerfield forces in flank.
It was some time before I could summon resolution to go down through the trees and bushes upon the flank of the headland to the beach.
Our men, beset with flank attacks, Surrender with their officers.
By persistently hanging on the enemy's flank, we shall succeed in the long run in killing the commander-in-chief.
The following throng went whirling around the flank.
As for Porthos's coat, a blow from a halberd had cut it open on the flank and a pistol shot had cut his feather in two.
I suppose," said the pedlar, throwing back his whiplash, to bring it down like a feather on the mare's flank, "you have not seen anything of old Mr.
The Indians flank the shallow water just below, and spear them as they attempt to pass.
There were acquaintances at other gates who had to move aside and let them pass: at the gate of the Home Close there was half the dairy of cows standing one behind the other, extremely slow to understand that their large bodies might be in the way; at the far gate there was the mare holding her head over the bars, and beside her the liver-coloured foal with its head towards its mother's flank, apparently still much embarrassed by its own straddling existence.
Through shield and cuirass it went, and tore the shirt by his flank, but Alexandrus swerved aside, and thus saved his life.