Her first instinct was to scramble to the back of the bus and climb out.
In 1880 the influence of the international " scramble for Africa " made itself felt by the establishment under the recognized protection of the French government of two French firms which opened upwards of thirty trading stations on the Lower Niger.
With the reform of the civil service elections become less a scramble for office and more a contest of political or economic principle.
All right, but don't be surprised if I panic now and then and try to scramble out of the water — or even pull you under with me.
It was difficult enough to decide the claims of the states in the scramble for territory.
She flattened against the rock wall as she heard the horse scramble down into the ravine a little way down from her.
Century was disgraced, in Palestine, by a feverish " scramble " for sacred sites, in which the most rudimentary ethics of Christianity were forgotten in the all-mastering desire to oust rival sects and orders.
The shade was grateful, and the tree was so easy to climb that with my teacher's assistance I was able to scramble to a seat in the branches.
Following the tradition of all preceding congresses, it was mainly a scramble for territory and power.
Practically the tendrils assist the plant in its native state to scramble over rocks or trees.
At the time that "the scramble for Africa" began, the narrow strip of coast over which the king of Togo ruled was the sole district between the Gambia and the Niger to which Great Britain, France or some other civilized power had not a claim.
Slipping to the bottom the prey is immediately seized by the lurking ant-lion; or if it attempt to scramble again up the treacherous walls of the pit, is speedily checked in its efforts and brought down by showers of loose sand which are jerked at it from below by the larva.
Nothing so much as a hideous scramble of ravening beasts and obscene fowls for the dismembered limbs of a headless carcase,.
You'd better scramble and get a chair even if it means elbowing little Timmy out of the way.
Until, however, the "scramble for Africa" began in 1884, they possessed no fort or settlement on the coast to the north of Ambriz, which was first occupied in 1855.