draw aside

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An effort to draw aside the curtain of his conch was in some degree successful, although rendered difficult by the pain of his wound.
The lady in the coach, amazed and terrified at what she saw, ordered the coachman to draw aside a little, and set herself to watch this severe struggle, in the course of which the Biscayan smote Don Quixote a mighty stroke on the shoulder over the top of his buckler, which, given to one without armour, would have cleft him to the waist.
That defeat and the Barcelona draw aside, Real have won their last eight matches.