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In the earlier centuries it was merely a vantage ground.
Full of hope he hurried across the bridge, and recognised at once the spot where the castle was to stand, for spades, hammers, axes, and every other building implement lay scattered on the ground ready for the workman's hand, but of gold, silver, and precious stones there was not a sign.
This operation concluded, they hastily clambered over her sides, sliding down the guy ropes to the ground.
Tom waited till a late hour, to get a place at the mills; and then, moved by the utter weariness of two women, whom he saw trying to grind their corn there, he ground for them, put together the decaying brands of the fire, where many had baked cakes before them, and then went about getting his own supper.
Gahan, horrified, saw the latter's head topple from its body, saw the body stagger and fall to the ground.
How comes it that you are so lamentably less valiant now that you are on your own ground, face to face with the suitors in your own house?
At Usanga's order one of the blacks lifted her from the ground and carried her to the machine, and after Usanga had clambered aboard, they lifted her up and he reached down and drew her into the fuselage where he removed the thongs from her wrists and strapped her into her seat and then took his own directly ahead of her.
Fitzpatrick and Bridger, of the former company, as we have already shown, having received their supplies, had taken the lead, and hoped to have the first sweep of the hunting grounds.
The elephant made a fearful bound; the car and balloon cracked as though every thing were going to pieces, and the shock made the doctor drop his hatchet on the ground.
His cuirass of bronze did not protect him, and the spear stuck in his belly, so that he fell heavily to the ground.
We laid it under ground, of course, and it was all finished in a couple of hours or so.
And all this part where we are is the little- side ground, right up to the trees; and on the other side of the trees is the big-side ground, where the great matches are played.