Hideous sentence examples

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  • She looked up to find both hideous beasts staring at her, drooling.

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  • Hideous forms floated before him.

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  • Comparatively, tattooing is not the hideous custom which it is called.

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  • The growing ferocity of the Terror appeared more hideous as the dangers threatening the government receded.

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  • He died in 1787, at an opportune moment for himself; though he had temporarily raised Frances position in Europe, his work was soon ruined by the very means taken to secure its successes: warfare and armaments had hastened the hideous bankruptcy.

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  • The crusaders thereupon attacked Constantinople a second time (12th of April 1204), and after a desperate struggle captured the city, which they subjected to hideous carnage.

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  • Under Greek influence he was identified with Pan, and just as there was supposed to be a number of Panisci, so the existence of many Fauni was assumed - misshapen and mischievous goblins of the forest, with pointed ears, tails and goat's feet, who loved to torment sleepers with hideous nightmares.

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  • The Indian fox (Vulpes bengalensis) is comparatively rare, but the jackal (C. aureus) abounds everywhere, making night hideous by its never-to-be-forgotten yells.

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  • Dubrovin, president of the Union of the Russian People and organizer of pogroms, having written a letter of congratulation to the tsar on the occasion of the coup d'etat, received a gracious reply; the hideous reign of terror of the " Black Hundred " in Odessa did not prevent the Grand-duke Constantine from accepting the badge of membership of the Union.

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  • White-gray fur covered a body with moth-eaten wings, a hideous face and yellowed fangs.

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  • In March 1897 he recapitulated the hideous history in an open letter to the duke of Westminster.

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  • Penal codes depended rather upon shorter and more cruel methods; the scaffold was in constant use, with all manner of physical pain, torture before and after sentence, shameful exposure, hideous mutilation, exile, selling into bondage as slaves.

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  • nothing so much as a hideous scramble of ravening beasts and obscene fowls for the dismembered limbs of a headless carcase,.

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  • When King Ferdinand felt himself securely re-established at Naples he determined to exterminate the Carbonari, and to this end his minister of police, the prince of Canosa, set up another secret society called the Calderai del Contrappeso (braziers of the counterpoise), recruited from the brigands and the dregs of the people, who committed hideous excesses against supposed Liberals, but failed to exterminate the movement.

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  • This was finally achieved, after a hideous story of fratricidal hatred and murder by poison, by Peter IV.

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  • A hideous tale is told by Buchanan against his private morals, but it is certainly inaccurate in detail, and is uncorroborated, while it appears to turn on a confusion between an alleged royal mistress, " the Daisy," and Margaret (Daisy), the king's own sister.

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  • the hideous faces on Chinese soldiers' shields), and used generally as an amulet, a protection against the evil eye.

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  • The west coast throughout its whole length is covered to a depth of some miles with mangrove swamps, with only a few isolated stretches of sandy beach, the dim foliage of the mangroves and the hideous mud flats presenting a depressing spectacle.

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  • Her first instinct was to run back to the shadow world, but she had a hard time looking away from the two hideous creatures battling it out in Hannah.s home.

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  • It was probably at the time when a desire for revenge on her calumniatress made her think the opportunity good and safe for discharge of such a two-edged dart at the countess and the queen that Mary wrote, but abstained from despatching, the famous and terrible letter in which, with many gracious excuses and professions of regret and attachment, she transmits to Elizabeth a full and vivid report of the hideous gossip retailed by Bess of Hardwick regarding her character and person at a time when the reporter of these abominations was on friendly terms with her husband's royal charge.

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  • I) Indra is said to " have been guilty of that most hideous crime, the killing of a Brahmana."'2 Once, though uninvited, Indra drank some soma that had been prepared for another being.

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  • Abroad the new King's position was prejudiced by the hideous crime which led to his accession, but among his own people this was from the first atoned for by the introduction of a real constitutional regime and increased political stability.

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  • Hume's casual allusion to "this famous atheist" and his "hideous hypothesis" is a fair specimen of the tone in which he is usually referred to; people talked about Spinoza, Lessing said, "as if he were a dead dog."

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  • year, but looked favorably on the project of a Spanish marriage alliance, so that the chief Protestant and the chief Catholic powers might join together to impose peace on Europe, in the place of those hideous religious wars by which the last century had been disfigured.

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  • " Among the lowest tribes of Africa and America we hardly find anything more hideous and revolting."

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  • Nature had made him mean, the smallpox had made him hideous, and his degraded habits made him loathsome.

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  • The most hideous indignities and atrocities were committed upon his person by the cruel Kajar, and finally he was sent to Teheran and murdered, when only in his twentysixth year.

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  • The breast or back, of both sexes, is usually tattooed, or rather, scored with rows of hideous raised scars, produced by deep gashes made at puberty.

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  • Many condemnations followed, and hundreds of politicals were immured in hideous dungeons, a state of things which provoked Gladstones famous letters to Lord Aberdeen, in which Bourbon rule was branded for all time as the negation of God erected into a system of government.

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  • Both places were captured in 1169 by a great expedition under the command of Valdemar and Absalon; the hideous colossal idol of Riigievit was chopped into firewood for the Danish caldrons, and the Wends were christened at the point of the sword and placed beneath the jurisdiction of the see of Roskilde.

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  • Its briefest equivalent may be given as "persecuting and privileged orthodoxy" in general, and, more particularly, it is the particular system which Voltaire saw around him, of which he had felt the effects in his own exiles and the confiscations of his books, and of which he saw the still worse effects in the hideous sufferings of Calas and La Barre.

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  • In the late middle ages the stole was usually of uniform breadth; but from the 16th century onwards the ends again began to be widened, until in the 18th century we have the hideous form with large shovelshaped ends.

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  • The most notable of its first-fruits was the hideous persecution of the Templars, which began with the sudden arrest of the members of the order in France in 1307, and ended with the suppression of the.

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  • His idol was a huge block of basalt (still thought to be preserved in Mexico), on one side of which he is sculptured in hideous form, adorned with the feathers of the humming-bird.

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  • In August the Spaniards took Prato by storm and committed hideous atrocities on the inhabitants; Florence was in a panic, a group of the Ottimati, or nobles, forced Soderini to resign and leave the city, and Cardona's new terms were accepted, viz.

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  • His troops had captured Messina after a bombardment which earned him the sobriquet of King Bomba; Catania and Syracuse fell soon after, hideous atrocities being everywhere committed with his sanction.

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  • Actually, however, its activity, directed mainly to the discovery of political offences, degenerated into a hideous reign of terror.

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  • South of the watershed the whole aspect of the landscape is as hideous and disappointing as scenery in Afghanistan.

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  • But the negotiations dragged on without result; the war continued with hideous barbarities on both sides; and it was not until the 1st of June 1562 that it was concluded by the treaty signed at Prague by Ferdinand, now emperor.

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  • A hideous jacquerie followed for three or four days; during which cartloads of dead were carried into Tarnow, where the peasants received a reward for every " rebel " brought in.

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  • 8vo, Paris, 1854), well printed and with a useful variorum commentary, lacks bibliographical information and is disfigured by hideous engravings.

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  • The corner towards the Ponte della Puglia was also restored, and the hideous device of walling up the five last arches, adopted in the 16th century by the architect Da Ponte, was removed without prejudice to the stability of the structure.

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  • China was in his eyes drifting from its ancient moorings, drifting on a sea of storms " to hideous ruin and combustion "; and the expedient that occurred to him to arrest the evil was to gather up and preserve the records of antiquity, illustrating and commending them by his own teachings.

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  • These deities are not easily ' One of the most important sources for the ancient Mexican traditions and myths is the so-called " Codex Chimalpopoca," a manuscript in the Mexican language discovered by the Abbe analysed, but on the other hand Tonatiuh and Metztli, the sun and moon, stand out distinctly as nature gods, and the traveller still sees in the huge adobe pyramids of Teotihuacan, with their sides oriented to the four quarters, an evidence of the importance of their worship. The war-god Huitzilopochtli was the real head of the Aztec pantheon; his idol remains in Mexico, a huge block of basalt on which is sculptured on the one side his hideous personage, adorned with the humming-bird feathers on the left hand which signify his name, while the not less frightful war-goddess Teoyaomiqui, or " divine wardeath," occupies the other side.

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  • A medley of noises made the peaceful night hideous.

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  • He must have been a consenting party to the hideous massacres of Marius and Cinna in 87, though he seems to have done what he could to mitigate their horrors.

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  • hideous monster - the Green Angel.

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  • hideous form-- matrimony!

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  • His vanity is obvious, and culminates in his rather hideous ginger wig.

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  • The girl has swooned, and the vampyre is at his hideous repast!

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  • hideous repast!

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  • hideous to contemplate.

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  • The costumes for the women are quite hideous knee length pleated skirts: a reminder of school uniform.

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  • It was a hideous nightmare, arguably the darkest hour of Western civilization, and as such has become sacrosanct, even untouchable.

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  • Logan thought them hideous, and Gabriel had laughed.

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  • The prize was given to the man who made the most hideous grimace.

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  • hideous monstrosity they presented me with.

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  • Another South American breed is said to be free from the hideous "caterwauling" of the ordinary cat.

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  • If hunter green look hideous, don't wear it!

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  • He wears a mask to hide hideous disfigurement, and calls himself the Fantom (" How operatic, " says Quartermain ).

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  • furyd now I'm in flight--pursued by furies of my own invoking--threatened with love in its most hideous form-- matrimony!

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  • On the key they are faced with the choice; a royal barge or one manned by a hideous hag.

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  • hideous limbo between having applied for a great volunteer position and waiting to hear back from them.

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  • hideous beast by a strange beggar.

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  • RD: I believe natural selection represents a truly hideous sum total of misery.

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  • You can see the pretty hideous wrong angle his shin.

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  • It is the option of last resort with consequences too hideous to contemplate.

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  • chiffon skirt which his mother describes as ' hideous ' .

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  • But indeed the whole of this intermediate period is full of dark subterranean plots and counterplots, still inexplicable, as, for instance, the hideous Fersen murder (June 20, 1 810) (see Fersen, Hans Axel Von) evidently intended to terrorize the Gustavians, whose loyalty to the ancient dynasty was notorious.

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  • MANDRILL (a name formed by the prefix "man" to the word "drill," which was used in ancient literature to denote an ape, and is probably of West African origin), the common title of the most hideous and most brilliantly coloured of all the African monkeys collectively denominated baboons and constituting the genus Papio.

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  • But according to a story reproduced in the New Uniat Anthology of Arcudius, and mentioned in Basil's Monologue, Christopher was originally a hideous man-eating ogre, with a dog's face, and only received his human semblance, with his Christian name, at baptism.

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  • Bernal Diaz, the old " conquistador," has described the hideous aspect of the idols which Cortes destroyed, " idols in the shape of hideous dragons as big as calves," idols half in the form of men, half of dogs, and serpents which were worshipped as divine.

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  • I say, Father, joking apart, is she very hideous?

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  • Hideous green slime oozed from the ceiling and through keyholes in the doors.

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  • Some cats enjoy traveling, but the majority are hideous pains about stepping into a cat carrier.

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  • The reader remains riveted as the hero opens a forbidden door that allows him to learn the hideous nature of the philosopher's rampant experiments.

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  • You may not want to pull them out and wear them on a night out with your significant other, but you won't wind up finding your picture posted on a site that features the most hideous, embarrassing bridesmaid dresses of all time.

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  • Everyone has heard horror stories of brides choosing a hideous bridesmaid dress and you certainly do not want to ask your bridesmaids to pay for a dress they will never use again.

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  • Not that Brian is hideous looking, he definitely grew into his looks and is far less dorky looking then back in his 90210 days, but his ability to date gorgeous women must be leaving some men scratching their heads.

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  • It helps to be rich in imagination when doing so, but you can almost always find items like hideous bridesmaid dresses or outrageous jackets that can be the basis of a great costume.

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  • Talk to your stylist about the best way to hide your thinning hair without doing a hideous comb over or other obvious fix.

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  • The cars look downright hideous and the backdrops look like pasted on gifs.

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  • If you dare to peek over the edge to see why it is doing so, you'll see a hideous creature clawing its way up to kill you.The game really shines when it utilizes the gravity gun in these breathtaking moments.

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  • This includes feeding them when they're hungry and shooting the hideous alien creatures that teleport inside the tank with your special laser gun.

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  • Then comes the most outrageous aspect of Insaniquarium, no doubt the reason why the word "insane" is embedded in the title: hideous alien monstrosities will manifest inside your tank and try to eat your fish.

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  • By the Light of the Moon - Tyler Lockwood experienced his first turn as a werewolf and the experience was raw and hideous.

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  • Vader takes Luke to the evil Emperor, a master Force user and all-around hideous (and ugly) dude.

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  • The third season started with a dog, and it ended with a dog, with this hideous little example of late-sixties male chauvinism.

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  • She'd peeked at the healing wound the night before and found the scar not just ugly but hideous, a jagged seam between two lumps of uneven flesh.

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  • addled memories from hideous hallucinations.

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  • Why did the mirrors in shops always make you look so hideous?

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  • To not put too fine a point on it, some of these items looked hideous to my untrained eye.

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  • My nights are made hideous with their torments, temptations and foul suggestions.

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  • The program has been attacked by Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe, who said: " This program sounds hideous.

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  • In some areas the night is rendered hideous by the bullfrogs - or the tapping of some nocturnal bird or beast.

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  • leprous hand becomes a hideous dwarfish look-alike.

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  • I'm now stuck in that hideous limbo between having applied for a great volunteer position and waiting to hear back from them.

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  • Many forms of genetic manipulation produce many, often hideous, failures during their trials.

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  • And now I'm in flight--pursued by furies of my own invoking--threatened with love in its most hideous form-- matrimony!

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  • The ball was actually the thing - Lucy's hideous monster - the Green Angel.

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  • I was ready to pay up until I saw the hideous monstrosity they presented me with.

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  • Sporting some dodgy old mullets and wearing some truly hideous skinny ties and fetching shirts these guys were the REAL DEAL!

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  • Two girls are transformed into hideous ogres by a magic cabinet.

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  • Secondly, on measures to be taken to help Russia to resist the hideous onslaught which Hitler has made upon her; thirdly.

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  • He spun round with a scream and fell upon his back, his hideous red face turning suddenly to a dreadful mottled pallor.

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  • peddled down the hill toward the Stour, faster and faster, but with the hideous noise close behind.

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  • Now this new Maecenas has decided to exhibit some of his belongings in a hideous marble tomb in Mayfair.

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  • Slowly emerging from the static, as the computers work to clear the channel, is a hideous visage.

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  • At sea, as on land, the Greeks opened the campaign with hideous atrocities, almost their first exploit being the capture of a vessel carrying to Mecca the sheik-ul-Islam and his family, whom they murdered with every aggravation of outrage.

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  • Elected king of Denmark and Norway, he suc ceeded in subduing Sweden by force of arms; but he spoiled everything at the culmination of his triumph by the hideous crime and blunder known as the Stockholm massacre, which converted the politically divergent Swedish nation into the irreconcilable foe of the unional government (see Christian Ii.).

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  • worst of all is the hideous system of keeping two or three men in a cell; ...

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  • Underneath is a hideous scaly figure, and one of the final few surviving Saurions.

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  • And yet amidst this hideous visual cacophony, occasional insights can be observed; and these can be of an almost revelatory intensity.

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