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And without losing a minute, thinking he saw an opening, he thrust his right in and forced Mordaunt to parry a counter en quarte so fine that the point of the weapon might have turned within a wedding ring.
Already the thrusts were less fierce, the foot less ready, although there was no abatement of the spirit in the steady gray eyes.
His companion thrust aside his waistcoat, pointed to the handle of a dirk, and nodded.
Then the old dame stood the figure up in a corner of her cottage and chuckled to behold its yellow semblance of a visage, with its nobby little nose thrust into the air.
Still he is good, and with one thrust he drove the sword to the heart, and the bull doubled his legs under him and lay down and died.
She stopped, seeing in the forward thrust of her husband's head, in his glowing eyes and his resolute gait, the terrible indications of that rage and strength which she knew and had herself experienced after his duel with Dolokhov.
Matvey put his hands in his jacket pockets, thrust out one leg, and gazed silently, good-humoredly, with a faint smile, at his master.
Dimmesdale, whose sensibility of nerve often produced the effect of spiritual intuition, would become vaguely aware that something inimical to his peace had thrust itself into relation with him.
He was soon streaming blood from a half dozen minor wounds, but I could not obtain an opening to deliver an effective thrust.
Into the part-open hand Jerry thrust his soft golden muzzle to the eyes and remained quite still.
They tore it away and thrust it fiercely aside, its undulations resembling those of a water snake.
Trent took up the photograph, thrust it carefully into his pocket without looking at it, and rose to his feet.