Her first instinct was to scramble to the back of the bus and climb out.
In 1880 the influence of the international " scramble for Africa " made itself felt by the establishment under the recognized protection of the French government of two French firms which opened upwards of thirty trading stations on the Lower Niger.
She flattened against the rock wall as she heard the horse scramble down into the ravine a little way down from her.
It was difficult enough to decide the claims of the states in the scramble for territory.
You'd better scramble and get a chair even if it means elbowing little Timmy out of the way.
The shade was grateful, and the tree was so easy to climb that with my teacher's assistance I was able to scramble to a seat in the branches.
With the reform of the civil service elections become less a scramble for office and more a contest of political or economic principle.
All right, but don't be surprised if I panic now and then and try to scramble out of the water — or even pull you under with me.
century was disgraced, in Palestine, by a feverish " scramble " for sacred sites, in which the most rudimentary ethics of Christianity were forgotten in the all-mastering desire to oust rival sects and orders.
At the time that "the scramble for Africa" began, the narrow strip of coast over which the king of Togo ruled was the sole district between the Gambia and the Niger to which Great Britain, France or some other civilized power had not a claim.
Until, however, the "scramble for Africa" began in 1884, they possessed no fort or settlement on the coast to the north of Ambriz, which was first occupied in 1855.
Following the tradition of all preceding congresses, it was mainly a scramble for territory and power.
Practically the tendrils assist the plant in its native state to scramble over rocks or trees.
Slipping to the bottom the prey is immediately seized by the lurking ant-lion; or if it attempt to scramble again up the treacherous walls of the pit, is speedily checked in its efforts and brought down by showers of loose sand which are jerked at it from below by the larva.
nothing so much as a hideous scramble of ravening beasts and obscene fowls for the dismembered limbs of a headless carcase,.
The menu includes breakfast basics of eggs and bacon, but also specials like the garden scramble and the lucky scramble.
No, I wasn't running away—there was a scramble.
The vessel had capsized and all three crewmembers had managed to scramble on to the upturned hull.
mad scramble of the last few days?
rued yet another missed chance as Lynn somehow kept out a goalmouth scramble.
One sees it in the unseemly scramble to get money from the Department of Homeland Security.
The material interests of the island were neglected in the scramble for place and power; the finances fell into disorder, and the party which came off worst in the struggle systematically intrigued against the governor-general of the day and conspired with his enemies at Constantinople.
The clattering of dishes, the hectic scramble at lunch, and the incessant gossiping of her coworkers left her at the edge of her patience at the end of the day.
He was amazed at the wild scramble prompted by his tossed offerings, especially the beads.
All right, but don't be surprised if I panic now and then and try to scramble out of the water â€” or even pull you under with me.
Pretending she didn't see him, she tried to scramble quickly into the wagon so that he wouldn't have an excuse to touch her.
almighty scramble saw Hyde hit the bar three times before the ball was cleared.
One by one the massive trees of the Victorian arboretum perish: everywhere, bracken & brambles scramble over tumbled monsters.
It is, in truth a futile scramble, unless of course you're Chelsea and have a shady Russian billionaire to back you.
Everyone needs to then move a single character from one location to another, as the characters scramble about looking for a safe bolt-hole.
But academic niceties become more figural in the present somewhat undignified and desperate scramble for respect and recognition.
Bugsy then hit the 'keepers legs before an almighty scramble saw Hyde hit the bar three times before the ball was cleared.
scramble net, weave in and out of the poles.
In the last five minutes Dean Whittaker scored from a rebound in a goalmouth scramble.
After the fifth goal-mouth scramble in 10 minutes I was starting to wonder.
A goal mouth scramble ended up with a powerful drive hitting the net.
Striding Edge on Helvellyn attracts thousands of visitors each year to its narrow ridge scramble.
I tried to scramble backward on all fours, but the stone flooring proved too slippery under the thick miry coating that covered it.
The scramble out of the cities into the suburban sprawl with massive soulless housing estates on out of town greenfield sites.
unseemly scramble to get money from the Department of Homeland Security.
Origin ' Route one ' - the long kick upfield followed by a goalmouth scramble is a common but widely derided footballing tactic.
Scramble up for 15 meters to reach a quartz wall, riven by two cracks.
In injury time Hitchin rued yet another missed chance as Lynn somehow kept out a goalmouth scramble.
At the base, a scramble over boulders enters a large passage containing a small stream between mud banks.
Others rely on genes that are known to scramble genomes.
Step through the hoops, crawl under the scramble net, weave in and out of the poles.
Past a spacious chamber on the left through a low stony scramble into an unpleasant crawling passage strewn with flood debris.
Lay purses, keys, backpacks, etc. near the day, so you don't have to scramble around looking for them.
Your bank's website should use encryption and Secure Socket Layer, a secure server technology, to scramble your personal information and prevent it from falling in the hands of identity thieves.
This allows you to scramble into position, but if your timing is not accurate this can result in a poor portrait.
All are peculiarly suited for rough places, and will scramble over bushes.
A good plant is strong enough to cover a high fence or wall, but it likes best to scramble about freely among other shrubs which give it support and shelter.
Playbook: quarterback scramble, each and every time.
Before you scramble through forums and online marketplaces to see if you can buy a new Nintendo Wii manual, you may want to do some basic research to answer your questions about the console.
He can leap, cling to ledges, scramble up walls and roll across the floor.
At NTL World you can type in two to seven letters for the Java program to scramble into words.
While it won't scramble the letters into a list of words you can use, it will assist you in figuring words from a set of letters.
The Jones' have to scramble to keep up with Taurus.
Sponge Bob Word Scramble: The Sponge Bob theme printable provides 12 words to unscramble.
Have older students make up a word scramble or question and answer game using the Bible as a resource.
Planning meals in advance lessens the after-work scramble and helps save money.
Scramble eggs, using the same pan as the onion and green pepper.
The series is also considered one of the highest to be downloaded illegally as fans who do not have HBO or who do and want a digital copy scramble to download it after the show airs.
Her first instinct was to scramble to the back of the car and climb out.
No, I wasn't running awayâ€”there was a scramble.
However, this cameo from Jones is starting to remind this observer of the NatWest Series final when England managed to scramble a draw.
is unknown, and the other princes perished in a frantic scramble for the throne in which they were the puppets of military adventurers.
Zip the bag shut and squish the eggs around to scramble them.
Vale were happy to scramble away or concede another corner as they were under the cosh.
This easy angled slab (for a scramble) only has small holds and can feel a bit delicate at times.
The path now becomes more demanding, a steep scramble up loose rock.
frantic scramble for new routes that ensued, nearly every buttress received attention.
scramble over boulders enters a large passage containing a small stream between mud banks.
Between now and the time when gas prices stabilize, small business owners have to scramble to cut costs as rising gas prices impact the bottom line with increased transportation costs for materials, products and service vehicles.
Scramble the eggs and ham, and add ¼ cup of shredded cheddar cheese.
Egg-White Burrito - Scramble two or three egg whites with low fat cheese, a tablespoon of salsa and a few sliced black olives.
The buyer not being told by the broker that a certain inspection needs to be accomplished, forcing the buyer to either scramble to get it done or pay costly fees.
While the music is played guests walk around the line of sleeping bags - place bags alternating head-to-foot to make the line even for both sides - and when the music stops, they must scramble inside a sleeping bag.
Well, you could have fooled me or didn't you notice the mad scramble of the last few days?
Despite all the pressure Swansea failed to snatch an equalizer even after a last-minute goalmouth scramble.
Their last memory of Bosnia is their parents desperate scramble to get them a place on a bus, train or anything heading anywhere.
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