With another look down, she found her first foothold along the side of the cave and began to climb.
The only foothold retained by the English on French ground was Calais.
Having once obtained a foothold in the country, they established their power over the entire valley and ruled with merciless barbarity, until they were expelled by the British in 1824-1825.
The deep indentations of the gulfs of Bothnia and Finland are surrounded by what is ethnologically Finnish territory, and it is only at the very head of the latter gulf that the Russians have taken firm foothold by erecting their capital at the mouth of the Neva.
Significant also is the foothold gained at this time in the Curia itself by the humanists - Poggio, Bruni and others.
Since the sides of the pit consist of loose sand they afford an insecure foothold to any small insect that inadvertently ventures over the edge.
On the other hand, Western Protestantism has also made great headway, notably the Stundists, whose rationalisticProtestant teaching has gained a firm foothold especially in Little Russia, where the Raskol never penetrated.
The nocturnal expedition across the Hellespont by which Suleiman, the son of Orkhan, won Galipoli and therewith a foothold in Europe for his race, was shared in and celebrated in verse by a Turkish noble or chieftain named Ghazi Fazil.
This astonishing victory over fourfold numbers was no mere chivalrous feat of arms, it had the solid result of giving the victors a foothold in northern France.
starry sky, offers no foothold to our desires.
I wrote timidly, fearfully, but resolutely, urged on by my teacher, who knew that if I persevered, I should find my mental foothold again and get a grip on my faculties.
It is clear that where the bottom of a lake or sea consists of oozy mud or shifting sand, it is impossible for algae to secure a foothold.
The Romans never gained a foothold on this side of the river.
Buddhism had disappeared from India long before the East India Company gained a foothold in the country, and at the present day there are very few Buddhists in India proper.
7a determined efforts (1601-9) to gain a foothold in Livonia were frustrated by the military ability of the grand hetman of Lithuania, Jon Karol Chodkiewicz.
On the northern bank of the chief estuary of the bay the Portuguese precarious foothold;.
To penetrate Albania and gain the desired foothold on the coast, the III.
In this manner Russia gained a foothold on the north-western coast of North America.
The king then marching by Vercelli, Novara and Pavia, joined hands with Alviano, the Venetian commander, and secured a foothold in the Milanese.
With an army mainly composed of mercenary Italians he invaded Sicily and Apulia, and although the progress of both these expeditions was arrested by defeats on land and sea, Manuel maintained a foothold in southern Italy, which was secured to him by a peace in 1155, and continued to interfere in Italian politics.
The treaty of 1774 had given Russia a firm foothold in Rumanian politics.
After this the Confederates held much of southern Missouri until the next spring, when they were driven into Arkansas, never afterward regaining foothold in the state.
This method was carried to ruthless extremes by the Inquisition, but was by no means unknown in countries in which this institution never gained a foothold; as in England, where torture was practised, though never legalized, for this purpose.
This he accomplished in the next spring, but meanwhile hardly a foothold remained to him in Gascony.
By espousing the cause of John of Montfort Edward obtained a good foothold on the flank of France, for many of the Breton fortresses were put into his hands.
Up to The this time Hellenism and the mercantile spirit of the ~ Jews had almost exclusively dominated the Mediterranean littoral, and at first the Latin spirit only won foothold for itself in various spots on the western coastas at Aix in Provence (123 B.C.) and at Narbonne (118 B.C.).
It found all the more favorable foothold in that the Church, the States best ally, had made herself more and more unpopular.
SUS, a province of southern Morocco, once an independent kingdom, and still too unruly to be opened to Europeans, who have nevertheless for centuries past made efforts to secure a foothold.
They had set out to reform the Church of Rome; they ended by having to fight hard for a doubtful foothold within it.
These, together with its powerful sinews, enable it to take prodigious leaps, to balance itself on the smallest foothold and to scale almost perpendicular rocks.
They contain much clay and marls, non-absorbent and subject to such excessive wash that vegetation cannot gain a foothold.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. She glanced up at him again, not expecting someone from the lower class and trained for battle to wear such a classic quote.
No wire, and an old bedstead for a foothold.
At the moorland edge, the rare black grouse maintains a precarious foothold.
The midfield dominated from the first kick and never let Bingham get a foothold in the game.
You must first gain a foothold in the target machine.
Britain Modernism established a foothold in Britain only in the 1930s.
Now can we get a foothold in the cymbal market too?
Here alone Portugal obtained an important foothold in South Africa.
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Stortford took a strong foothold with a 9/6 win.
By the 1860s commercial photography had found a secure foothold.
Over the past decade, women have earned a solid foothold in the Legislative Yuan.
What we do not drive: Japanese trucks have failed to gain any significant foothold in the European market.
Their first foothold was on the shores of the River Tay.
The Media Vault has allowed our start up to get a good foothold in the industry.
foothold on the ladder, the reversal will be quite ugly.
Inspectors found many examples of good practice gaining a firm foothold.
The win by the SNP's Scott Farmer at Borestone gives the nationalists a foothold on Stirling Council.
In Calcutta, now the party center, a modest foothold in the textile mills outside Calcutta was gained, but without immediate payoff.
Jheng's successful conquest of Taiwan afforded him only temporary foothold and limited resources, as Taiwan was too underdeveloped to offer immediate benefit.
Embedded in the incurved margin of the rim which affords a very insecure foothold to insects, are a number of large glands excreting a sweet juice.
Fortifnately, however, this policy was not successful, as military service is less unpopular in Italy than in many other countries; aggressive militarism is quite unknown, and without it anti-militarism can gain no foothold.
By this time Christianity had secured a foothold, perhaps first among the Jews (see Edessa), and we enter upon the earliest period from which documents in the Edessan dialect of Aramaic, known as Syriac, have been preserved.
The restriction of the basic Bessemer process to pig iron containing at least i 80% of phosphorus has prevented it from getting a foothold in the United States; the restriction of the acid Bessemer process to pig iron very low in phosphorus, usually to that containing less than o ro% of that element, has almost driven it out of Germany, has of late retarded, indeed almost stopped, the growth of its use in the United States, and has even caused it to be displaced at the great Duquesne works of the Carnegie Steel Company by the omnivorous basic open-hearth.
It has disappeared from the map, but is famous as the principal settlement of the ill-fated Ostend Company, the one great effort made by Germany to secure a foothold in India.
A mountain, or a starry sky, offers no foothold to our desires.
When the British first gained a foothold on the Indian subcontinent in the 18th century their concern was profit.
Jheng 's successful conquest of Taiwan afforded him only temporary foothold and limited resources, as Taiwan was too underdeveloped to offer immediate benefit.
Custom fit pro liner: This liner features three foam layers that conform underfoot, over the instep and around the toes, heel and shin so you have superior foothold inside the boot.
Don't let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a mighty foothold to the Devil."
Rubber mulch prevents sunlight from touching the weed seeds and also creates an unfriendly barrier for searching weed roots looking to retain a foothold.
Microsoft has a firm and long-lasting foothold in the wireless and mobile industry.
Over the last decade, tankinis have gained a foothold with major department stores and designer labels, and their popularity is still increasing.
Given the much larger and more widely adopted ecosystem of iTunes and the iPod family of media players, Microsoft struggled to get a foothold with its Zune products.
However, it also keeps annoying pop-ups, phishing programs, and other antagonistic scripts from gaining a foothold on your computer.
other species the glands are confined to the lower portion of the cavity surface, while the upper part bear a smooth waxy secretion on which it is impossible, or at any rate extremely difficult, for insects to secure a foothold.
The smooth walls above the liquid afford no foothold, and they are drowned; their bodies are digested and the products of digestion are ultimately absorbed by the glands in the pitcher-wall.
It is an important feature as affording foothold for the Janglam (the great high road of southern Tibet connecting Ladakh with China), which is denied by the actual valley of the Brahmaputra.
As late as the time of Augustus it was but little known in Roman territory, and gained a firm foothold in Italy only gradually, as a result of the intercourse between Rome and Asia consequent upon the erection of the Eastern provinces and the submission and colonization of Mesopotamia.
Buller began his fourth advance on the 14th of February, and though this was Relief of checked the foothold gained was not abandoned, Ladysmith.
The invaders of Helles had secured but a precarious foothold on Ottoman soil by the morning of the 26th, twenty-four hours after starting operations; but fair progress was made by them during the course of this second day.
The situation thus created led by 1282 to the coalescence of the rival associations in the "Gild-hall of the Germans," but though the Baltic traders had secured a recognized foothold in the enlarged and unified organization, Cologne retained the controlling interest in the London settlement until 1476.
On the 25th of November 1863 a great three-days' battle ended with the crushing defeat of the Confederates, who front this day had no foothold in the centre and west.
In 1427 the Turks raided Malta and Gozo, they carried many of the inhabitants into captivity, but gained no foothold.
Congregationalism in America has thus spread from New England, its primitive home, over the West to the Pacific, but has never had more than a slight foothold in the Southern states.
The platform itself was usually composed of rough layers of unbarked stems, but occasionally it was formed of boards split from larger stems. When the mud was too soft to afford foothold for the piles they were mortised into a framework of tree trunks placed horizontally on the bottom of the lake.
At this time the Czechs were trying to gain a foothold in frontier lands which had hitherto been considered solely German.
He succeeded in imposing an organized government upon the fiercest and most unruly population in Asia; he availed himself of European inventions for strengthening his armament, while he sternly set his face against all innovations which, like railways and telegraphs, might give Europeans a foothold within his country.
A slight campaign in New Mexico took place in February 1862, in which several brilliant tactical successes were won by the Texan forces, but no permanent foothold was secured by them.
The latter mission, brilliantly as it was executed, failed, through want of support, to secure a foothold.
As Sherman in 1862, so now Grant was unable to obtain any foothold on the high ground, and no effective attack was possible until this had been gained.
The mutual jealousies of the Gallic tribes had enabled German invaders first to gain a foothold on the left bank of the Rhine, and then to obtain a predominant position in Central Gaul.
In the valleys of some of these denuded slopes oak and pine are succeeding the tropical species where fires have given them a chance to get a good foothold.
Some of the bess is thought to have been derived by the wind from the surface of the drift soon after the retreat of the ice, before vegetation got a foothold upon the new-made deposit; but a large part of the bess, especially that associated with the main valleys, appears to have been blown up on to the bluffs of the valleys from the flood plains below.
In 1863 the Federal forces secured a foothold in northern Alabama in spite of the opposition of General Nathan B.
Island after island fell to him, and soon, outside Martinique, the French had scarcely a foothold in the West Indies.
In the reaction that followed the chaos of the Revolutionary epoch men turned to the papacy as alone giving a foothold of authority in a confused and quaking world.
In the western half of the empire Arianism found no foothold, and even the despotic will of Constantius, sole emperor after 351, succeeded only for the moment in subduing the bishops exiled for the sake of their belief.
In Egypt the Phoenician merchants soon gained a foothold; they alone were able to maintain a profitable trade in the anarchic times of the XXIInd and XXIIIrd Dynasties (825-650 B.C.), when all other foreign merchants were frightened away.
The term survived throughout the middle ages wherever the Roman law gained a foothold.
The Egyptians took advantage of civil war in Abyssinia to seize Keren and the Bogos country in 1872 1, an action against which the negus Johannes (King John), newly come to the throne, did not at the 1 During the Second Empire unsuccessful efforts were made by France to obtain a Red Sea port and a foothold in northern Abyssinia.
It was not, however, at Massawa that Italy first obtained a foothold in eastern Africa.
In France Mehemet Ali had become a popular hero; under him French civilization had gained a foothold in Egypt; he was regarded as invincible; and it was hoped that in alliance with him French influence in the Mediterranean would be supreme.
the Bull Unigenitus Unigeni- (1713), which was intended to deprive believers in individual inspiration of all possible foothold within the Roman Church.
Even that foothold soon gave way.
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