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.
Following the tradition of all preceding congresses, it was mainly a scramble for territory and power.
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.
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.
Nothing so much as a hideous scramble of ravening beasts and obscene fowls for the dismembered limbs of a headless carcase,.
With the reform of the civil service elections become less a scramble for office and more a contest of political or economic principle.
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.