Her body was stiff from her father's blows, her blood racing.
He blocked it and the next two blows and then snatched a fist headed for his face, twisted her arm, and spun her.
Gotta call Dusty before he blows me up.
The horsemen were splendidly audacious in riding for long distances into the heart of a hostile country, without support, striking some terrific blows, and then returning rapidly beyond reach of pursuit.
His body adjusted to the physical blows while his magic absorbed the purple lightning.
Taran met her blows and then attacked without his brute force, instead assessing her ability to react.
He reached Rissa and threw himself from his horse, keeping a hold of the reins as he smashed blows into one of the three facing her.
Instinctive, powerful, and light-footed, he twirled the bo as if it was an extension of him, adapting to his opponent and absorbing any blows that fell to him without flinching.
His prestige as a minister, already injured by these two blows, suffered further during the autumn and winter from the cattledriving agitation in Ireland, which he at first feebly criticized and finally strongly denounced, but which his refusal to utilize the Crimes Act made him powerless to stop by the processes of the "ordinary law"; and the scandal arising out of the theft of the Dublin crown jewels in the autumn of 1907 was a further blot on the Irish administration.
The north wind usually terminates with a thunderstorm or with a pampero, a cold south-west wind from the Andes which blows with great violence, causes a fall in temperature of 15° to 20°, and is most frequent from June to November - the southern winter and spring.
Perhaps his energy would not have been sufficient to sustain him against these repeated blows of destiny if, in 1854, the accession to the viceroyalty of Egypt of his old friend, Said Pacha, had not given a new impulse to the ideas that had haunted him for the last twenty-two years concerning the Suez Canal.
If the wind blows into the mouth of a tube it causes an increase of pressure inside and also of course an equal increase in all closed vessels with which the mouth is in airtight communication.
1) utilizes the increased pressure in the open mouth of a straight tube facing the wind, and the decrease of pressure caused inside when the wind blows over a ring of small holes drilled through the metal of a vertical tube which is closed at the upper end.
Battles became all but bloodless; diplomacy and tactics superseded feats of arms and hard blows in pitched fields.
A wind of exceptional violence blows sometimes from the N.N.W.
" He rides through the air, He blows " (Wellhausen), would be a fit name for a god of wind and storm.
His panther-like physique and tattoos gave him all the appearance of a threat, and yet, he'd fended off her blows with gentleness he didn't have to show.
His sword defended him as if possessed, yet when he went to strike, he found his blows ill timed and clumsy.
The giants battled, and she couldn't help feeling awed by the prisoner's abilities as he met the blows of all three foes and remained standing.
A'Ran met her blows gently, redirecting them without affecting her balance.
Elihu Thomson blows on the spark balls with a powerful jet of air.
It was found, naturally, that the rails would not rest in their chairs at the joints, but were loosened and bruised at the ends by the blows of the traffic. The fish-joint was therefore devised in 1847 by W.
But according to the proverb of my country, ` where blessing can accomplish nothing, blows may avail.'
And thus blows will avail where blessings and gentleness have been powerless."
Rasun and Pekah directed their blows from the north, Philistia threatened the west flank, and the Edomites who drove out the Judaeans from Elath (on the Gulf of 'Akaba) were no doubt only taking their part in the concerted action.
C. imported pottery found in the palace of Akhenaton at Tell elAmarna, some heavy blows had fallen on the island power.
Externally, a Slavonic reaction came, and dealt heavy blows to the eastward advance of German civilization.
The old Christian eschatology is set aside; no one has dealt such deadly blows to Chiliasm and Christian apocalypticism as Origen.
During the 18th century the War of the Austrian Succession and the Seven Years' War dealt heavy blows at the prosperity of the landgraviate, which was always loyal to the house of Austria.
Rain is brought by the west wind; the north-west wind, which blows often, moderates the heat.
The ordinary rise and fall of the river is comparatively slight, but when the west wind blows steadily for a long time, or when Lake Ladoga sends down its vast accumulations of block-ice, inundations of a dangerous kind occur, as in 1777, 1824, 1879 and 1903.
Trade, which blows the greater part of the year.
Inland, chiefly in early summer, a hot dry wind, often accompanied by a dust storm, blows from the north.
The wind from the north-west, known as the cers, blows with great violence, and the sea-breeze is often laden with pestilential effluvia from the lagoons.
HELM WIND, a wind that under certain conditions blows over the escarpment of the Pennines, near Cross Fell from the eastward, when a helm (helmet) cloud covers the summit.
The blower places the glass in the mould, closes the mould by pressing a lever with his foot, and either blows down the blowing iron or attaches it to a tube connected with a supply of compressed air.
A steady and often strong wind blows from the south-south-east, which dies away later.
The combined effect of these successive blows, aggravated by the long period of decentralizing policy from Taaffe to Badeni, is still felt in the Kaiserstadt.
They were always ready to come to blows, and gave still more signal proofs of their enmity during the Sicilian War in behalf of the emperor Henry VI.
The south-east trade-wind blows obliquely across the Atlantic Ocean until it reaches Brazil.
The climate of the locality is better than that of the other districts of Berar; the hot wind which blows during the day in the summer months being succeeded at night by a cool breeze.
Henri de Tourville, in his Histoire de la formation particulariste (1903), basing his argument on the Ynglinga Saga, interpreted in the light of " Social Science," reveals Odin, " the traveller," as a great " caravan-leader " and warrior, who, driven f rem Asgard - a trading city on the borders of the steppes east of the Don - by " the blows that Pompey aimed at Mithridates," brought to the north the arts and industries of the East.
In vain Savonarola besought them to lay down their arms. When the church was finally stormed Savonarola was seen praying at the altar, and Fra Domenico, armed with an enormous candlestick, guarding him from the blows of the mob.
When it is remembered that the punching tool was guided solely by the hand and eye, and that three or more blows of the mallet had to be struck for every dot, some conception may be formed of the patience and accuracy needed to produce these tiny protuberances in perfectly straight lines, at exactly equal intervals and of absolutely uniform size.
The height of lift may be between 4 and 18 in., and the number of blows from 30 to over loo per minute.
14) blows about the equinox, and occasionally, in the winter months, with almost hurricane force for three days together; it is recorded to have caused the drowning of 600 persons in the harbour in 1555.
The morning wind forever blows, the poem of creation is uninterrupted; but few are the ears that hear it.
Though it is now dark, the wind still blows and roars in the wood, the waves still dash, and some creatures lull the rest with their notes.
However that may be, I was struck by the peculiar toughness of the steel which bore so many violent blows without being worn out.
There are really no blows to be given by him but defensive ones.
In the midst of the song cries were heard, and fighting and blows in the passage and porch.
Tikhon with equal accuracy would split logs with blows at arm's length, or holding the head of the ax would cut thin little pegs or carve spoons.
Nicholas went out into the porch to question him, and immediately after the elder had given a few replies the sound of cries and blows were heard.
What we're doing together blows my imagination so I'll devote as much time and energy as I can possible muster to optimizing our results.
I keep asking Howie about you people but he blows me off.
"Once again, your generosity blows my mind," I said.
Jule grunted at the first few blows that fell harder than any mortal could strike.
His first few blows were deflected, but the third slashed Sasha.s arm.
She struck first, not bothering to soften her blows as she might with anyone else.
She braced herself for the blows before recalling he'd never struck her full force.
In the Andean region, a dry, hot wind from the north or north-west, called the Zonda, blows with great intensity, especially in September - October, and causes much discomfort and suffering.
He caused the relay in series with the sensitive tube to set in action not only a telegraphic instrument but also the electromagnetic tapper, which was arranged so as to administer light blows on the under side of the sensitive tube when the latter passed into the conductive condition.
This hammer is arranged so that when the armature vibrates it gives little blows to the underside of the tube and shakes up the filings.
By means of several adjusting screws the force and frequency of these blows can be exactly regulated.
Assyria was rapidly decaying and Egypt had recovered from the blows of Assur-bani-pal (to which the Hebrew prophet Nahum alludes, iii.
These differences are due to the action of the north-westerly wind that blows over Japan from Siberia.
The peasants say that a cold wind blows in late spring because the oaks are budding, and really every spring cold winds do blow when the oak is budding.
In the streets, around carts that were to take some of the wounded away, shouts, curses, and blows could be heard.
From one open shop came the sound of blows and vituperation, and just as the officer came up to it a man in a gray coat with a shaven head was flung out violently.