Owing to its position astride of the Alps, and so commanding the road across them, Tirol has often been the scene of sharp fighting.
The divide between the rivers flowing west and those flowing east and north is very sharp in the southern Rocky Mountains, but there are two lakes, the Committee's Punch Bowl and Fortress Lake, right astride of it, sending their waters both east and west; and there is a mountain somewhat south of Fortress Lake whose melting snows drain in three directions into tributaries of the Columbia, the Saskatchewan and the Athabasca, so that they are distributed between the Pacific, the Atlantic (Hudson Bay) and the Arctic Oceans.
Was fighting astride the Tunja at Biiyiik-Sinailcha-MurajilarTau san-Ortakj i.
Front (left bank of the Tunja), was an advanced position, or rather a discontinuous series of field positions on selected sites astride the saddles of ground which separate the rivers (Tunja and lower Maritsa, Maritsa and Arda, Arda and upper Maritsa, upper Maritsa and Tunja).
His father lies on his deathbed and he amuses himself setting a policeman astride a bear!
Through the gap opened by the Canadians and swung down astride the Drocourt-Queant line towards its junction with the Hindenburg line, which was at the same time assailed in front by the 52nd Division.
Gerard's corps (with which was Kellermann's cuirassier corps) halted astride the Sambre at Chatelet.
With the 67,600 men whom he had in hand, however, he took up a truly admirable "Wellingtonian" position astride the Nivelles-Brussels and Charleroi-Brussels roads which meet at 18.
In western civilization there is a traditional difference between the riding of men and women, in this particular, that men ride astride and women on a side-saddle.
Army's and 3rd Div.'s advance astride the Maritsa and Tunja on Oct.
(from the old frontier to Car Vrh, astride the Egri Palanka road).
Crouched astride a bike was a great place to think and he surely needed training with his July week in Iowa getting closer all the time.
Of these forces, however, only those astride the Scarpe, i.e.
By nightfall the situation was all in favour of the allies; for Grouchy was now actually outside the four Prussian corps, who were by this time concentrated astride the Dyle at Wavre.
Oku was astride the railway, Kuroki extending towards his proposed crossing-points just beyond Kuropatkin's extreme left (the latter was behind the river).
Among more ideal work are "Eve" (1880), "Diana" (1882 and 1891), "Woman and Peacock," and "The Poet," astride his Pegasus spreading wings for flight.