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The battle, or rather carnage, was of short duration.
I never learned which party was victorious, nor the cause of the war; but I felt for the rest of that day as if I had had my feelings excited and harrowed by witnessing the struggle, the ferocity and carnage, of a human battle before my door.
The captain, illumining with trembling pine-torch this frightful carnage, of which he in vain sought the cause, drew back towards the pillar behind which Porthos was concealed.
Sing and Professor Maxon stood in the doorway to the professor's room gazing upon the scene of carnage in surprise and consternation.
They dare linger no later than this, for the dreadful darkness is approaching, in which the world is given over to the carnage of the hunting animals, while the fore-runners of man hide tremblingly in their holes.
Jove drew Hector away from the darts and dust, with the carnage and din of battle; but the son of Atreus sped onwards, calling out lustily to the Danaans.
Hector did not yet know what Ajax was doing, for he was fighting on the extreme left of the battle by the banks of the river Scamander, where the carnage was thickest and the war-cry loudest round Nestor and brave Idomeneus.
What carnage! What a noise on the surface of the waves!
“Well, we have happily frightened the birds from this side of the valley,” said Marmaduke, “and the carnage must of necessity end for the present.
As to the seven who had been sent aloft to make sail, they contemplated with horror the carnage that was going on below.
QUETTA -- The lawyers' community and political parties on Thursday observed the third anniversary of the Quetta Civil Hospital carnage that left 60 senior lawyers and many other people dead in a suicide bombing.
LAHORE -- Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday has barred new Joint Investigation Team (JIT) from probing Model Town carnage case till April 30.