Every chain of events starts with one push, a catalyst, the perfect mix of different elements that craft a path and make an outcome more likely.
He preferred land wars to the space wars and had been returning to the main craft when the ambush occurred.
He sat in the only seat in the tiny craft, studying Ne'Rin, who transmitted from A'Ran's battle command center on the moon that was his interim home.
He altered the course of his tiny craft for Qatwal.
She trailed instead, eyes on the much smaller craft hovering near the tree.
The craft above him opened its door and lowered itself as close as it dared to the ground.
She followed Evelyn into the craft, seeing only one Qatwali warrior to pilot the craft.
There were no windows on the tiny craft, only the two of them and two benches long enough for them to stretch out on.
She didn't want to talk to Evelyn and lay down soon after the feeling of the craft ascending-- similar to the pressure felt in a plane-- stopped.
The hum of a spacecraft made her pulse leap again, and her eyes found the small craft descending from the sky to a landing point a hundred meters away.
The craft door opened, and a figure strode out.
Farnell refers to the ancient association between the healing craft and the singing of spells, and says that it is impossible to decide which is the original sense.
Small sailing craft navigate upwards as far as Samarra; above this all navigation is downward, and by raft.
From its mouth, and for native craft for over 250 m.
On the seashore fishing naturally became a means of livelihood, and dwellers by the sea, in virtue of the dangers to which they are exposed from storm and unseaworthy craft, are stimulated to a higher degree of foresight, quicker observation, prompter decision and more energetic action in emergencies than those who live inland.
It is the place of transhipment from the large Glasgow passenger steamers to the small craft built for the navigation of the canal.
Russian craft play, however, a much more important part on the internal waterways, the traffic on which increases rapidly, e.g.
During the same period the tonnage of the craft themselves more than doubled, while the] crews increased 191%, the number of men employed in the latter year being approximately 150,000.
Byzantine territory, threatened Constantinople with a fleet of small craft, obtained as consort for one of their princes, Vladimir I, (q.v.), a sister of the Byzantine emperor on condition of the prince becoming a Christian, adopted Christianity for themselves and their subjects, learned to hold in check the nomadic hordes of the steppe, and formed matrimonial alliances with the reigning families of Poland, Hungary, Norway and France.
Already the desire to make his country a great naval power was becoming his ruling passion, and when he found by experience that the White Sea, Russia's sole maritime outlet, had great practical inconveniences as a naval base, he revived the project of getting a firm footing on the shores of the Black Sea or the Baltic. At first he gave the preference to the former, and with the aid of a flotilla of small craft, constructed on a tributary of the Don, he succeeded in capturing Azov from the Turks.
Above Ciudad Bolivar transportation is effected by two or three small river steamers and a great number of small craft (lauchas, bungos, balandras, &c.), using sails, oars and punting poles.
As they passed us, the large craft and the gunboats in the harbour saluted and the seamen shouted applause for the master of the only little sail-boat that ventured out into the storm.
She has practised no single constructive craft which would call for the use of her hands.
Deprived of power and authority, his crimes and his craft exposed, he should have appeared to them what he appeared ten years previously and one year later--an outlawed brigand.