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The green warrior was much put to it to hold his own, and I felt that the unequal struggle could last but a moment longer when the huge fellow discovered my plight, and tearing himself from those that surrounded him, he raked the assailant from my back with a single sweep of his blade, and thus relieved I had little difficulty with the others.
After passing the wall of water the current did not change or flow backward any more but continued to sweep them steadily forward.
He was too sick to be vitally interested, and, besides, he had a half feeling that it was all a dream; but he noted that the men were resting on their sweeps, while the woman and the steersman were intently watching the run of seas behind them.
Good boatmen," was Sheldon's verdict, as he saw the boat leap forward on the face of a huge breaker, the sweeps plying swiftly to keep her on that front of the moving mountain of water that raced madly for the shore.
The vessels were indeed so far apart now that the Genoese could use the full sweep of their oars, and draw away rapidly from the cog.
Nor did I cease until, by the wharf lights, I knew I was safe to sweep by the end.
Tit moved on with sweep after sweep of his scythe, not stopping or showing signs of weariness.
Wilkinson's interest in chimney sweeping began when he bought a multi-fuel stove five years ago and had cause to employ a sweep himself.
A year after he was taken in by bus driver Euan Paterson, three-year-old Sweep has earned a spot on the national team and is preparing compete in Italy.
The Chimney Sweep - "Jack of All Trades, Master of None?
A sweep might also discover that a chimney has structural flaws or shows signs of deterioration.
As well as being an essential part of society a chimney sweep was often most welcome at a wedding as they offered the promise of good fortune for the couple.