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Sir Nigel stooped to avoid it, and at the same instant turned a thrust from the Genoese swordsman, but, his foot slipping in a pool of blood, he fell heavily to the ground.
In truth, his own antipathy to the veil was known to be so great, that he never willingly passed before a mirror, nor stooped to drink at a still fountain, lest, in its peaceful bosom, he should be affrighted by himself.
Hooper, and would not yield their breath till he appeared; though ever, as he stooped to whisper consolation, they shuddered at the veiled face so near their own.
A JKLF spokesman quoting Mohammad Yasin Malik in a statement in Srinagar said that the so-called regime had lost every moral and human value and stooped too low by arresting and stopping Mirwaiz Umar Farooq from participating in funeral prayers of his uncle.