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A second and a third party of knights took the field; and although they had various success, yet, upon the whole, the advantage decidedly remained with the challengers, not one of whom lost his seat or swerved from his charge misfortunes which befell one or two of their antagonists in each encounter.
Once or twice the sled swerved a little under them.
The 17th of May passed tranquilly, without any remarkable incident; the desert gained upon them once more; a moderate wind bore the Victoria toward the southwest, and she never swerved to the right or to the left, but her shadow traced a perfectly straight line on the sand.
His most daring liberty was taken with her mind, which, for reasons of his own, he desired to be exalted and infallible, and of such independence that it was only in the case of Ralph Denham that it swerved from its high, swift flight, but where he was concerned, though fastidious at first, she finally swooped from her eminence to crown him with her approval.
Now a tremor ran through the table, and a light outside swerved.
He has never swerved for a moment from the love he bears you.
But soon he swerved to the whist-table, rubbing his hands and saying, "Come now, let us be serious
With a vicious lunge the elephant swerved to the right to dispose of this temerarious foeman who dared intervene between himself and his intended victim; but he had not reckoned on the lightning quickness that could galvanize those steel muscles into action so marvelously swift as to baffle even a keener eyesight than Tantor's.
Vasili Andreevich swerved aside to pass the other sledge.
He swerved aside to avoid the horse, at the same time swinging his cane-knife in a slicing blow that would have cut her in twain.
So sudden and formidable was her appearance that the boar involuntarily bunched himself together on the defensive and bristled as she swerved toward him.
They raised the hunting-cry of the pack, surged against their collars, and swerved aside in pursuit.