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  • His first case was the defence of a notorious robber and murderer.

  • The robber chief was struck by this answer.

  • 4 On the ground of his writings he was condemned and deposed by the " robber synod " of Ephesus (449), but was restored by the Council of Chalcedon (451), after he had anathematized Nestorius.

  • Here he occupied himself in chastening the Amalekites and other robber tribes who made raids on Judah and the Philistines without distinction (xxvii.).

  • they were heaped up, before the beams supporting the central chamber had rotted, thieves made a practice of driving a mine into the mound straight to where the valuables were deposited, and it is only by the collapse of this mine and the crushing of the robber after he had thrown everything into confusion that the treasures of the Chertomlyk barrow, on the whole the most typical, were preserved to us.

  • There is some evidence that he was summoned to the Council of Chalcedon,' though he could not attend it, and the concluding portion of his book known as The Bazaar of Heraclides not only gives a full account of the "Robber Synod" of Ephesus 449, but knows that Theodosius is dead (July 450) and seems aware of the proceedings of Chalcedon and the flight of Dioscurus the unscrupulous successor of Cyril at Alexandria.

  • for Rome is the greatest thief and robber that has ever appeared on earth, or ever will; and all in the holy names of the Church and St Peter."

  • Frederick the robber nobles found a most implacable enemy.

  • You can't make me believe that, said the robber; and he hurried away to rob one of the rich merchants.

  • The shortest road across this range passes along the eastern side of the mountains, and the most difficult part is the celebrated Scironian rocks, the mythic home of the robber Sciron.

  • In and out of the hive long black robber bees smeared with honey fly timidly and shiftily.

  • In the settlement and administration of the conquered territory he rapidly acquired the habits and experience of a statesman, while his military operations against Doondiah, a robber chief, were conducted with extraordinary energy and success, Doondiah being killed and his army scattered.

  • It suffered much during the Hussite Wars, and in 1437 was captured by the celebrated robber knight Kolda of 2ampach, and retaken by George of Podebrad in 1456 and included in his estates.

  • Trade does not extend largely between Afghanistan and India by the Tochi route, being locally confined to the valley and the districts at its head, yet this is the shortest and most direct route between Ghazni and the frontier, and in the palmy days of Ghazni raiding was the road by which the great robber Mahmud occasionally descended on to the Indus plains.

  • In 172 he was sent to Egypt, where he put down a dangerous rising of the Bucolici, the robber herdsmen of the delta of the Nile, after which he returned to Syria.

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  • He knows Nature but as a robber.

  • Social Darwinist Herbert Spencer, friend of American robber baron businessmen was one of nine members of the X Club along side T.H.Huxley.

  • After that all trace of him is lost for six years, when he reappears as the leader of a robber community established at Panshinskoe, among the marshes between the rivers Tishina and Ilovlya, from whence he levied blackmail on all vessels passing up and down the Volga.

  • So the Galileans with some of the lower classes of " the Jews " allied themselves with a " robber " and burned some of the Samaritan villages.

  • HAIDUK (also written Hayduk, Heiduc, Heyduke and Heyduque), a term which appears originally to have meant "robber" or "brigand," a sense it retains in Servia and some other parts of the Balkan Peninsula.

  • There were no poor in his dominions, no thief or robber, no flatterer or miser, no dissensions, no lies, and no vices.

  • The latter pursued, but when he came up with the robber the two heroes were so filled with admiration of each other that they swore brotherhood.

  • In 1667 the robber chieftain, Stenka Razin, made an unsuccessful attempt to capture the city.

  • The first recorded case of the formation of an hermandad occurred in the 12th century when the towns and the peasantry of the north united to police the pilgrim road to Santiago in Galicia, and protect the pilgrims against robber knights.

  • The suggested origin of the name Antwerp from Hand-werpen (hand-throwing), because a mythical robber chief indulged in the practice of cutting off his prisoners' hands and throwing them into the Scheldt, appeared to Motley rather farfetched, but it is less reasonable to trace it, as he inclines to do, from an t werf (on the wharf), seeing that the form Andhunerbo existed in the 6th century on the separation of Austrasia and Neustria.

  • His little principality of Glogau soon became famous as a'model state, and as governor of Silesia he suppressed the robber knights with an iron hand, protected the law-abiding classes, and revived commerce.

  • In his later years he made some attempts to maintain the public peace, and he distinguished himself by the vigour with which he punished robber barons in Thuringia; he also won back some of the crown lands and dues which had been stolen during the interregnum.

  • For the closing scenes at Jerusalem St Luke makes considerable additions to St Mark's narrative: he gives a different account of the Last Supper, and he adds the trial before Herod and the incident of the penitent robber.

  • It thus became synonymous with robber or freebooter, and in 1707 appears in the title of an act (6 Anne, cap. 11) "for the more effectual suppression of.

  • Neither Aguinaldo's government nor the Visayan government was able to maintain order, and the whole country was subject to the looting of robber bands.

  • He had been designated a robber chief; but his antecedents, like those of many others who have filled the position., have redeeming points of:

  • The Baluch is still essentially a robber and a raider (a trait which is common to all tribes), and the history of Baluchistan is nothing but a story of successful robberies, of lawless rapine and bloodshed, for which plunder and devastation were accounted a worthy and honourable return.

  • Once she owed her escape from capture to the generosity of a Yorkist squire, who carried her off on his own horse; finally she and her son were brought to Bamburgh through the compassionate help of a robber, whom they had encountered in the forest.

  • They had overrun Bavaria in the very year of its subjugation by Charlemagne (788), and it took an eight-years struggle to destroy the robber stronghold.

  • Now in the Nights Ahmad al-Danaf really plays a part corresponding to that of the historical IIamdi, being now a robber (Lane ii.

  • But the savage robber powers which, to the disgrace of Europe, infested the commerce and the coasts, not only of the Mediterranean but even for a time of the ocean; who were not finally suppressed till the 19th century was well advanced; and who are properly known as the Barbary pirates, arose in the 16th century, attained their greatest height in the 7th, declined gradually throughout the 18th and were extinguished about 1830.

  • 6 Steinthal goes on: "Thus the fetching of Agni became a robbery of the fire, and the pramatha (fire-stick) a robber.

  • This robbery was called pramatha; pramathyu-s is ` he who loves boring or robbery, a borer or robber.'

  • Some are similar to what 19th century American robber barons built.

  • busybody be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.

  • highway robber, I cornered Hanson, and bade him stand and deliver his business.

  • hornet robber fly Asilus crabroniformis: land use and livestock grazing regimes at sites in England.

  • Robber barons became a law unto themselves and built unlicensed castles from which they terrorized the populace and against them Stephen was largely ineffectual.

  • former prostitute who gave evidence in Jeffrey Archer libel trial 15 years ago killed in collision with alleged robber in stolen car.

  • In the long run, the robber destroys his own subsistence by dwindling or eliminating the source of his own supply.

  • A robber in Panorama City, Cal., gave a teller a note saying, " I have a gun.

  • Behind the robber trench was a solid flint floor, which has all the appearance of a well-made road.

  • wadi edge with numerous robber holes, as seen from above.

  • for "the stretcher"), also called Poly Pemon or Damastes, in Greek legend, a robber dwelling in the neighbourhood of Eleusis, who was slain by Theseus.

  • Other terrestrial marsupials are the wombat (Phascolomys), a large, clumsy, burrowing animal, not unlike a pig, which attains a weight of from 60 to 100 lb; the bandicoot (Perameles), a rat-like creature whose depredations annoy the agriculturist; the native cat (Dasyurus), noted robber of the poultry yard; the Tasmanian wolf (Thylacinus), which preys on large game; and the recently discovered Notoryctes, a small animal which burrows like a mole in the desert of the interior.

  • The fruit-eating savage cannot stray beyond his woods which bound his life as the water bounds that of a fish; the hunter is free to live on the margin of forests or in open country, while the robber or warrior from some natural stronghold of the mountains sweeps over the adjacent plains and carries his raids into distant lands.

  • The Uxii are described as a robber tribe in the mountains adjacent to Media, and their name is apparently to be identified with the title given to the whole of Susiana in the Persian cuneiform inscriptions, Uwaja, i.e.

  • COUNCIL OF CHALCEDON, the fourth ecumenical council of the Catholic Church, was held in 451, its occasion being the Eutychian heresy and the notorious "Robber Synod" (see Eutyches and Ephesus, Council Of), which called forth vigorous protests both in the East and in the West, and a loud demand for a new general council, a demand that was ignored by the Eutychian Theodosius II., but speedily granted by his successor, Marcian, a "Flavianist."

  • The acts of the Robber Synod were examined; fraud, violence and coercion were charged against it; its entire proceedings were annulled, and, at the third session, its leader, Dioscurus, was deposed and degraded.

  • on Horace, who gives laternio as another form of lavernio or robber); (2) from lavare (Acron on Horace, according to whom thieves were called lavatores, perhaps referring to bath thieves); (3) from lavare (cf.

  • He also frequently employed his soldiers in collecting the taxes from the estates of those magnates who refused to contribute to the public burdens, in protecting the towns from the depredations of the robber barons, or in convoying the caravans of the merchants.

  • professed to identify him as a notorious rogue and robber of Kent.

  • The captain himself had been a robber.

  • He took his stand on the forward deck, while the robber sailors stood in a half circle before him, anxious to listen to his song.

  • A robber in Panorama City, Cal., gave a teller a note saying, I have a gun.

  • Return to text Figure 2 Cemetery on wadi edge with numerous robber holes, as seen from above.

  • It may seem strange, but facing down a robber (hopefully, a onetime occurrence) is much less stressful on the body than constantly having to cook dinner for a family of four (an everyday occurrence).

  • The person who gets the ace is designated the robber.

  • The robber now has to wink at one person, ideally without the other players noticing.

  • The cop reveals himself or herself and chooses one person he or she thinks is the robber.

  • If he or she is the robber, this person takes a drink.

  • If it is not the robber, the cop drinks the number of times equal to the number on the person's card.

  • The cop continues to guess players until pinpointing the robber.

  • If the robber winks at the cop, he or she has to drink a number of drinks the players decide on before the game begins.

  • You can move the robber by rolling a seven.

  • Development cards are an important part of the game because they allow the players to move the robber, build up their civilizations, and even win a point or two.

  • The soldiers allow a player to move the robber and steal cards, while victory point cards can help you progress more quickly throughout the game.

  • The mummified body was that of Elmer McCurdy, a train robber from 1911.

  • - After the departure of Caesar, Antipater warned the adherents of Hyrcanus against taking part in any revolutionary attempts, and his son Herod, who, in spite of his youth, had been appointed governor of Galilee, dealt summarily with Hezekiah, the robber captain who was overrunning the adjacent part of Syria.

  • In the rolls of parliament of 1437 mention is made of Piers Venables, a robber who took to the woods "like as it had been Robin Hood and his meyne."

  • Kronstadt, now the sole flourishing trade centre in the kingdom, defended itself with hired mercenaries against the robber barons.

  • There the synod of Ephesus was declared to have been a "robber synod," its proceedings were annulled, and, in accordance with the rule of Leo as opposed to the doctrines of Eutyches, it was declared that the two natures were united in Christ, but without any alteration, absorption or confusion.

  • On the accusation of the orthodox he was deposed by the "Robber Synod" of Ephesus, but at Chalcedon in 451 was pardoned on condition of anathematizing both Nestorius and Eutyches and accepting the Tome of Leo.

  • The established rule of Carthage in western Sicily was now something that could well be endured alongside of the robber commonwealth at Messana.

  • The queen of Hungary, who regarded the proposal as that of a mere robber, haughtily declined; whereupon Frederick immediately invaded Silesia with an army of 30,000 men.

  • On the 26th of May 946 Edmund's brief but energetic reign came to a tragic conclusion when he was stabbed at the royal villa of Pucklechurch, in Gloucestershire, by an exiled robber named Liofa, who had returned to the court unbidden.

  • As early as 1241 Lubeck, Hamburg and Soest had combined to secure their highways against robber knights.

  • After an ineffective siege of Basel, he made peace with the Swiss confederation, and led his robber soldiers into Alsace to ravage the country of the Habsburgs, who refused him the promised winter quarters.

  • Such was the weakness of the caliph that a notorious robber, named Hamdi, obtained immunity for his depredations by a monthly payment of 25,000 dinars.

  • the fugitive shah was joined by Nadir Kuli, a robber chief, who murdered Fath Ali, and, having easily appeased the shah, received the command of the royal army.

  • Histories of commerce and cities now rank beside those on war and kings, although there are readers still who prefer to follow the pennants or robber barons rather than to watch the slow evolution of modern conditions.

  • The so-called "Robber Synod" of Ephesus (Latrocinium Ephesinum) of 449, although wholly irregular and promptly repudiated by the church, may, nevertheless, not improperly be treated here.

  • What most interestsus is the mention of troublesomeinvaderscalled sometimes sa-gas (a Babylonian ideogram meaning " robber "), sometimes Habiri.

  • robber baron businessmen was one of nine members of the X Club along side T.H.Huxley.

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