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He had scarcely ceased, ere the huge creature, stricken dead, dropped headlong, turning over and over in space as he fell.
"To the common, to the common, sir; she has turned off there." I knew this common very well; it was for the most part very uneven ground, covered with heather and dark-green furze bushes, with here and there a scrubby old thorn-tree; there were also open spaces of fine short grass, with ant-hills and mole-turns everywhere; the worst place I ever knew for a headlong gallop.
I took little time to think, or they would have caught me then, but snatching up my nailed stick, rushed headlong from my hiding-place towards the sound of the sea.
Like an impatient fool, I lugged over the lever, and incontinently the thing went reeling over, and I was flung headlong through the air.
Indeed, their conduct in war, to the inexperienced observer, is full of inconsistencies; at one time they are headlong in courage, and heedless of danger; at another time cautious almost to cowardice.
Mitenka flew headlong down the six steps and ran away into the shrubbery.
Its door was open, and stepping into black darkness he fell headlong over some heavy object on the floor.
by the Constitution," when a ray of the outer sunlight flashed into their eyes, and sent them flying headlong to the nearest shade.
The author writes that it represents a contradiction of sorts: a "headlong rush toward maximum profit" without regard for the masses, combined with a "headlong rush backward" toward nationalism.
Eberbach, Germany (dpa) - At least 43 people have been injured, 36 of them children and five with serious injuries, after a school bus crashed headlong into a building in south-western Germany.
9 January 2018 - Isle of Man-based online gaming company GVC Holdings plc (LSE: GVC) has closed the sale of its Headlong Ltd subsidiary and other companies that comprise its Turkish facing operations to Ropso Malta Ltd.
M2 EQUITYBITES-January 9, 2018-GVC Holdings Closes Sale of Headlong, Turkish Facing Operations