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STRUCK, pleadings. In an indictment for murder, when the death arises from any wounding, beating or bruising, it is said, that the word "struck" is essential. 1 Bulst. 184; 5 Co. 122; 3 Mod. 202; Cro. Jac. 655; Palm. 282; 2 Hale, 184, 6, 7: Hawk. B. 2, c. 23, s. 82; 1 Chit. Cr. Law, *243 6 Binn. R. 179.

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Ponta paused, as if to make doubly sure, then feinted with his left and struck fiercely with his right with all his strength.
Judge Witberg was painfully flustered, and as he hemmed and hawed and essayed to speak, Watson, looking at him, was struck by a sudden whim, and he determined on a grim and facetious antic.
I smiled, but with that, biff, biff, he struck me, knocking me down and spilling my flowers.
We are here to determine who struck the first blow, and we are not interested in your estimates of Mr.
As I have said, and I repeat, there is no legal way for me to determine who struck the first blow.
The bullet, driving with momentum sufficient to perforate a man's body a mile distant, struck Tudor with such force as to pivot him, whirling him half around by the shock of its impact and knocking him down.
If you had been struck with one of your own bullets, a carriage and pair would have been none too large to drive through the hole it would have made.
At that moment a shot struck the shell of the Nautilus obliquely, without piercing it; and, rebounding near the Captain, was lost in the sea.
I went down at the moment another projectile struck the Nautilus, and I heard the Captain exclaim:
He killed Astynous, and Hypeiron shepherd of his people, the one with a thrust of his spear, which struck him above the nipple, the other with a sword-cut on the collar-bone, that severed his shoulder from his neck and back.
It struck the shield of the son of Tydeus; the bronze point pierced it and passed on till it reached the breastplate.
But the son of Tydeus caught up a mighty stone, so huge and great that as men now are it would take two to lift it; nevertheless he bore it aloft with ease unaided, and with this he struck Aeneas on the groin where the hip turns in the joint that is called the "cup-bone.