place against

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All they wanted was a good watch and food; for, short of a complete surprise, they might have held the place against a regiment.
But, less inexorable than iron, steal, and brass, it brought its varying seasons even into that wilderness of smoke and brick, and made the only stand that ever was made in the place against its direful uniformity.
Then he rolled a huge stone to the mouth of the cave--so huge that two and twenty strong four-wheeled waggons would not be enough to draw it from its place against the doorway.
As soon as he had put the stone back to its place against the door, he sat down, milked his ewes and his goats all quite rightly, and then let each have her own young one; when he had got through with all this work, he gripped up two more of my men, and made his supper off them.
But I think I can still hold my place against the other servants -- I think I can still look the parlor-maid whom Admiral Bartram wants.
I chiefly wonder what he'll be, when he leaves Doctor Strong's, and what mankind will do to maintain any place against him.
There will be a large vacant spot around the pulpit, which I do not mean to place against the wall, like a sentry-box stuck up on the side of a fort.”
A faint light glimmered through a ground-glass pane over the door; and was dimly reflected by the toilet mirror, in its usual place against the window.
"I met nobody, for it was very early, and I got into the wood....I knew the way to the place...the place against the nut-tree; and I could hear it crying at every step....I thought it was alive....I don't know whether I was frightened or glad...I don't know what I felt.
"Methinks a company of school lads could hold this place against an army," quoth John.
Foreign travel embargo would be put in place against Pakistan if a single case of polio was reported in the country, he feared.
Summary: MuzaffarabadEe[PoK], Feb 12 (ANI): Fresh protests by Kashmiri Youth in Muzaffarabad city and other parts of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) are taking place against the Pakistan Army and spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).