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The difficulty of tactical maneuvering consists in turning the devious into the direct, and misfortune into gain.
Maneuvering with an army is advantageous; with an undisciplined multitude, most dangerous.
The men are trained in the higher branches of the art of war; in strategy and the maneuvering of large bodies of troops.
He paid a thousand livres down, and deposited the three thousand with a Burgomaster, after which he brought on board without their being seen, the ten men who formed his land army; and with the rising tide, at three o'clock in the morning, he got into the open sea, maneuvering ostensibly with the four others, and depending upon the science of his galley slave as upon that of the first pilot of the port.
One word more: do you think I am maneuvering for him as I ought?
After half an hour of skillful maneuvering, the Englishman rose rapidly to a considerable altitude, and then, suddenly, without warning, he looped and flew with the plane inverted for a few seconds.
Only by dint of masterful maneuvering and the expenditure of much power had the Swedes been able to repulse the infuriated apes, and even for hours afterward their camp was constantly besieged by hundreds of snarling, screaming devils.
She knows that, ultimately, such political maneuverings can only erode the judiciary in the long term however gratifying it may be at the moment.
The author, a professor of landscape architecture and natural resources, describes the political maneuverings that both sides used to fight their campaigns, foreshadowing the environmental battles that have come since.
Since the suit was filed in August 2001, it has been beset by legal maneuverings and delays.
The enclosed clusters of red and green squares in Replay, 2002, for instance, suggest the guarded maneuverings of opposing armies, while the suspended kitelike shapes of Presto, 2003, could be debris thrown from an explosion.
On Wednesday, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge denied a motion to sanction the Los Angeles Zoo for legal maneuverings that allowed Ruby to be transferred.