However, the Wizard went once more to his satchel--which seemed to contain a surprising variety of odds and ends--and brought out a spool of strong wire, by means of which they managed to fasten four of the wings to Jim's harness, two near his head and two near his tail.
I strained not to be at odds with my bride.
The odds must be astronomical.
By this time every infantry soldier and gun within call had been thrown into the fight, and the Austrians might well have thrown odds of three to one upon the Prussian centre and have broken it asunder.
The French general, however, hardly drew out far enough from the French right; otherwise the magnificent resolution he displayed and the admirable obstinacy with which his troops fought against ever-increasing odds are worthy of all praise.
During ten years of intermittent marching and fighting between 1861 and 1871 the Maori did no more than prove that they had in them the stuff to stand up against fearful odds and not always to be worsted.
In this war, which, owing to the prominence of the Marsian rebels is often known as the Marsic War, they fought bravely against odds under their leader Q.
Io) the young monarch and the flower of the Magyar chivalry were overwhelmed by fourfold odds on Turkish soil.
He refused to accept that he and Cynthia were other than temporarily at odds with one another.
It's inevitable that two people living in the same house are going to be at odds sometimes, but from now on I'll never feel completely safe.
Some officers were for withdrawing by sea, but the general chose to hold his ground, though his army was enfeebled by sickness and would have to fight on unfavourable terrain against odds of two to one.
The odds say he skipped now that the word's out we've followed him here.
At the end of the Napoleonic wars Portugal had Macao and Goa, Holland Java, Sumatra and other islands, France some odds and ends in India, while England emerged with Hong Kong, Singapore, Ceylon and a free hand in India.
But in 1813 Baden joined the coalition, and since then that nation created of odds and ends (de brit et de broc) and always handsomely treated by us, had not ceased to take a leading part in the struggles against our country.
In 1777 General John Burgoyne succeeded in taking Ticonderoga, but in the swampy forests southward from Lake Champlain he fought his way against heavy odds, and in the middle of October his campaign culminated disastrously in his surrender at Saratoga.
"Will you tell me why you betrayed him before I kill you?" he asked with calmness at odds with the storm in his breast.
I don't know what the odds are, but I figure god is responsible for both - don't you think?
Even the women were at odds, almost for the first time since they'd met.
The odds against the coincidence were astronomical, until I considered the facts.
If Annie's abductor was still operating, that literally reversed the odds that we'd knock heads with him if he remained active!
Fred had told him the young girl lived between divorced parents, always at odds with one or the other.
There's an anomaly in your blood test, but you're physically healthy, Dr. Williams said with a warm smile at odds with the cold sterility of the room.
He tugged on another jumper and then lifted her onto the bed with strength that seemed at odds with his small form.
Kris's white hair, fair complexion, and amber eyes were at odds with Rhyn's darkness and glowing pewter gaze.
The odds were, he would break her heart at some point, and would it not be better sooner, rather than later?
Jackson knew the odds were that guy hadn't slept a wink all night, but he wanted her to wait as long as possible.
Of course, what were the odds that she would ever get down to Houston?
From what you say the odds are high it's only a matter of time until his brother floats in.
Odds were, after he made sure she had enough to eat, he probably bought her a new coat.
The odds were slim, but because his purpose was educational, he might have a chance.
It isn't likely, though - for the simple reason that the odds of a tornado hitting any specific spot once are slim.
The odds of finding this spot again had to be slim to nothing.
He sensed secrets in people, and this woman had a ton of them, which was at odds with her clear gaze and the shimmer of innocence around her.
Her warm beauty and large eyes were at odds with an agenda that couldn't be good.
The father's literary tastes, general inquisitiveness, and powers of intrigue reappeared in Napoleon, who, however, derived from his mother Letizia (a descendant of the Ramolino and Pietra Santa families) the force of will, the power of forming a quick decision and of maintaining it against all odds, which made him so terrible an opponent both in war and in diplomacy.
Casimir recognized from the first that further fighting against tremendous odds was unprofitable.
When they retreated before overwhelming odds they were publicly accused of cowardice and incompetence.
Against overwhelming odds the United States troops held out until honour was satisfied; they then surrendered the ruins of the fort and were conveyed by warships to the north.
Again tempting the fortune of war after the rupture of the peace of Amiens, the Hanoverians found that the odds against them were too great; and in June 1803 by the convention of Sulingen their territory was occupied by the French.
Pathos and indignation, subtlety and simplicity, personal appeal and political reasoning, were the alternate weapons with which she fought against all odds of evidence or inference, and disputed step by step every inch of debatahle ground.
Soon, in Eaden, in Wurttemberg, in Bavaria, the sovereigns and the chambers were at odds, united only in a common opposition to the central authority.
The cause of the slaying of Comyn is unknown; the two men had long been at odds, but the evidence does not confirm the story that Comyn had betrayed Bruce to Edward.
The strange thing is that while Elizabeth warned James against the pretensions of men who " would have no king but a presbytery," whenever he was at odds with the ministers and with the nobles who kept trying to seize his person with the approval of the ministers, Elizabeth secretly or openly backed the kirk.
Certainly this could happen, although the odds are remote.
Do you mean the odds of two healthy babies, or the sex of the babies?
What are the odds that she'd ever meet him, much less marry him?
Just have worse odds, Jule said, trying not to let his own alarm show.
What are the odds of her meeting this guy and being the daughter of his mine manager from twenty years earlier and a thousand miles away?
While Dean had been at odds with the man since their first confrontation last January, it was Fitzgerald's venomous comments at the debate that led Dean to now believe him capable of almost anything.
Darkyn was lean and wiry, his youthful looks at odds with the ancient intelligence in his black eyes.
For the first time the memory wasn't painful, but a reminder that despite all odds, something magical had happened between them.
Gabriel pushed her aside, into the kitchen, swinging out the sword with ease at odds with his large form.
Mrs. Watson demonstrated with a deftness at odds with her age.
The odds of that happening were slim to none.
His odds were better than they had been against thousands of them.
Its population is estimated at 3000, but as its inhabitants never submitted to Spanish and Mexican rule, and have maintained their independence against overwhelming odds for almost four centuries, this estimate should be accepted as a conjecture.
A still more serious blow was the destruction of the relief army which Levenhaupt was bringing to Charles from Livonia, and which, hampered by hundreds of loaded wagons, was overtaken and almost destroyed by Peter at Lyesna after a two days' battle against fourfold odds (October).
Kemp, were enlisted on the white side, and with their tribesmen did much to make unequal odds still more unequal.
Thus, whilst the detachment was still disposed as a series of rearguards, the foremost fractions of it stood to fight on the Yalu, against odds of four to one.