Meanwhile the minor armies had come to close quarters all along the line.
Commodore Chauncey showed a preference for relying on his long guns, and a disinclination to come to close quarters.
observe wildlife at close quarters.
But it was impossible that the rival Venetian and Genoese merchants, dwelling at close quarters in the Levant cities, should not come to blows.
Fully aware of the danger, he pays his addresses with extreme caution, frequently waiting for hours in her vicinity before venturing to come to close quarters.
The attack on the centre was repulsed by the cool and steady fire of the Guards, and the left wing maintained its position with ease, but the French cavalry for the second time came to close quarters with the reserve.
Surrey's archers and cannon soon gained the upper hand, and the Scots, unable quietly to endure their losses, rushed to close quarters.
The Swedish centre (infantry) had forced their way across the Leipzig road and engaged Wallenstein's living forts at close quarters.
On the extreme left, meanwhile, the " Green " brigade had come to close quarters with Wallenstein's infantry and guns about Liitzen, and the heavy artillery had gone forward to close range between the " Green " and the " Yellow " infantry.
A naval battle was fought on the 5th of May 1864, in which the double-ender "Sassacus" most gallantly rammed the "Albemarle" and was disabled alongside her, and Smith's vessel and others, unarmoured as they were, fought the ram at close quarters.
This called forth a letter' from St Paul, who felt himself compelled to grapple at close quarters with teaching which he saw cut at the very root of his own.
The two ships were of equal force, but the "Hercule" was newly commissioned, and after over an hour's fighting at close quarters she struck her flag, having lost over three hundred men.
But in order to obtain an adequate field of view, the mirrors, and therefore the box, had to be made somewhat large, and in the close-quarters conditions of trench warfare even the few inches by which they projected over the parapet or ether cover made them sufficiently obvious to draw fire.
But the likeness probably goes deeper than superficial resemblance that appeals to the eye, for spiders which distinguish flies from bees by touch and not by sight, treat drone-flies after touching them, not in the fearless way they evince towards bluebottles (Calliphora), but in the cautious manner they display towards bees and wasps, warily refraining from coming to close quarters until their prey is securely enswathed in silk.
The square was again heavily attacked, but the Arabs could not get to close quarters and in the evening a bivouac was formed on the Nile.
I hey overwhelmed their enemy under a hail of arrows, and never allowed him to come to close quarters.
At the same time the Parliamentary infantry had mostly crossed the lane and was fighting at close quarters and suffering severely, Newcastle's north-country "White-Coat" brigade driving back and finally penetrating their centre.
In the meantime, on both sides of this battery, the assailants had come to close quarters with the Russian columns, which were aided by their field guns.
We viewed the breeding colony on Tresco from close quarters on 12th.
Snail Kites were very confiding subjects, being watched at close quarters.
deafening from close quarters!
You have a unique opportunity to see at close quarters a rare colony of black guillemots nesting in the harbor wall.
However that did not seem to bother the band or audience one iota despite such close quarters.
An unprecedented adrenaline rush of close quarters combat seamlessly melded with the spine-tingling, shocking intensity of the paranormal unknown.
roar of a big black-maned lion at close quarters?
whir of a motor went past us at the same moment at uncomfortably close quarters.
Ideal for those wanting to observe wildlife at close quarters.
The breaking short of the shaft of the assegai when the weapon was used at close quarters was already a common practice among the Ama-Zulu, but Chaka had the shaft of the assegais made short, and their blades longer and heavier, so that they could be used for cutting or piercing.
Dolokhov, running beside Timokhin, killed a Frenchman at close quarters and was the first to seize the surrendering French officer by his collar.
Heard the spine tingling roar of a big black-maned lion at close quarters?
A flash of lights and the whir of a motor went past us at the same moment at uncomfortably close quarters.
Many small dog breeds were originally bred to be companion animals, making them well-suited to live in close quarters with us.
Most of the missions and battles are in close quarters or small, urban environments.
This doesn't change the difficulty much though, as if you remain in close quarters with all of your shots you can clear the table in no time.
In addition, young adults living in close quarters on college campuses are at risk for contracting the disease.
While the mining work itself isn't all that stressful, miners experience the stress of working in very close quarters deep underground every day.
People who live in studio apartments or in the close quarters of a dorm room need microwave ovens that are powerful but compact.
On average, the show's filming lasts around three months, giving the cast ample time to get antsy in their close quarters and start to bring on the drama for the 24 hour cameras.
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