the Varga Mozsar, or great mortar, which sixty horses could scarce move from its place, and a ballistic machine invented by Matthias which could hurl stones of 3 cwt.
Lawrence saw that the surest way to prevent the Mutiny from spreading from the sepoy army of Bengal to the recently conquered fighting races of the Punjab was to hurl the Sikh at the Hindu; instead of taking measures for the defence of the Punjab, he acted on the old principle that the best defence is attack, and promptly organized a force for the reduction of Delhi, with the ardent co-operation of born leaders like John Nicholson, Neville Chamberlain and Herbert Edwardes.
The third time, finding him asleep, he stabbed him; but Sigurd, before he died, had just strength enough to hurl his sword at the murderer, whom it cut in two.
They hurl insults, innuendo, and threats.
Before you hurl your controller through your television screen, you can employ the first line of PS3 troubleshooting defense: Resetting the power.
Worms Armageddon is a unique little strategy game featuring a cast of cute little cartoon worms that talk in funny accents as they hurl livestock and elderly people at each other.
Raise a small medicine ball over your head and hurl it against the wall, then catch it on the rebound.
You can even expand your abilities by reaching certain other Gods that are willing to support you in your cause, such as Zeus, who will let you hurl lightning at your enemies and Medusa who will let you turn them to stone for a time.
hurl thunderbolts at him.
hurl a projectile at more than two miles per second.
Do ye twain hurl him to the dreadful doom.
I can hurl tennis rackets at small moving objects with deadly accuracy.
hurl verbal abuse at people for no good reason.
hurl abuse, so your lungs and vocal chords will get a workout.
Of course, it can also hurl them apart.
momentary pause just to make sure, I hurl myself into the waiting water.
We also use enormous slingshots to hurl rocks at our enemies.
The thunder spirits had even less success in trying to hurl thunderbolts at him.
do ye twain hurl him to the dreadful doom.
His blatant disregard for the laws regarding his imprisonment and assumed kidnapping of a dhjan guest would see him ordered before the Council, if not hurl him into a war he could ill afford.
For anybody who said they liked the magic, there'd be two popular jocks who'd hurl insults as all their friends laughed.
The gun uses magnetic coils to create a pulse of energy which can hurl a projectile at more than two miles per second.
There were typesetters there who could hurl anathemas at bad copy which would have frightened a Bengal tiger.
Quickly, however, as they were despatched, they found time to hurl one last and bitter sarcasm at their adversaries.
They all raise their eyes towards heaven, observe the clouds, and hurl spells against the elements, so that they arouse strife amongst them and clouds of fire are driven towards the camp of the men of Ireland."
But while the author deals with history philosophically, he does not, like Buckle, hurl at the reader's head huge generalizations, or, like Carlyle, preach him into somnolence.
The chiefs who had planned to hurl the famished warrior host upon the colony had committed an incredible blunder in neglecting to call the nation together under pretext of witnessing the resurrection.
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