The turban and the spear became the banner of the Spanish Omayyads.
Here the horse and spear are still used, and the sport is one of the most popular in India.
Amymone having thrown her spear at a stag, missed it, but hit a satyr asleep in the brake.
The byrnie or mail-shirt is often mentioned in Eddic songs: so are the axe, the spear, the javelin, the bow and arrows and the sword.
An ax will be useful, a hunting spear not bad, but a three-pronged fork will be best of all: a Frenchman is no heavier than a sheaf of rye.
Bruce evaded his spear and slew him with an axe stroke; the axe shaft broke in his hand.
While the use of the bow and arrow does not seem to have occurred to them, the spear and axe are in general use, commonly made of hard-wood; the hatchets of stone, and the javelins pointed' with stone or bone.
No definite line can be drawn between the spear proper and the javelin.
24), the spear and the dart (Job.
They have an ancient spear which they believe was brought from Samoa, and they actually name the valley from which their ancestors started.
They use a stabbing spear, small throwing spears, and a broad-bladed short sword.
The chief weapons were the sword and spear.
The word wapentake seems to have been first applied to the periodical meetings of the magnates of a district; and, if we may believe the 12th century compilation known as the Leges Edwardi, it took its name from the custom in accordance with which they touched the spear of their newly-appointed magistrate with their own spears and so confirmed his appointment.
They are very scantily dressed, wear a variety of trinkets, with a knife, hatchet, spear, bow and arrows, the only weapons they use.
The assault on Thebes was disastrous for the Seven; and Amphiaraus, pursued by Periclymenus, would have been slain with his spear, had not Zeus with a thunderbolt opened a chasm into which the seer, with his chariot, horses and charioteer, disappeared.
It represented the goddess, standing in the stiff archaic style, holding a spear in her right hand, in her left a distaff and spindle or a shield.
In the Chalk of the south-east of England nodules of marcasite with a fibrous radiated structure are abundant, and in the Chalk Marl between Dover and Folkestone fine twinned groups of "spear pyrites" are common.
spear thrust into a dragon's jaw.
Under the empire various special functions were assigned to certain praetors, such as the two treasury praetors (praetores aerarii),3 appointed by Augustus in 23; the spear praetor (praetor haslarius), who presided over the court of the Hundred Men, which dealt especially with cases of inheritance; the two trust praetors (praetores fideicommissarii), appointed by Claudius to look after cases of trust estates, but reduced by Titus to one; the ward praetor (praetor tutelaris), appointed by Marcus Aurelius to deal with the affairs of minors; and the liberation praetor (praetor de liberalibus causis), who tried cases turning on the liberation of slaves.'
The spear is not commonly found in Egypt, until the Greek age, but it is represented from the XIth Dynasty onward; it belonged to the Semitic people (L.D.
Their arms comprise two short swords, a longer spear, a round shield, and they sometimes wear a coat of mail; a curious feature is their tactics of fighting in a circle of protecting shields.
Should the otter be transfixed by a spear, the person who threw it goes into the water and raises the game over his head on the spear's point.
In the central chamber lay the skeleton of the ancient chief, with his sword, his spear, his bow and a quiver full of arrows.
No spear thrower or bow and arrow was known.
They embody for the time being a vague consciousness of the divine, which is concentrated for some single act into an outward object, like a warrior's spear or the thunderbolt, 2 or the last sheaf of corn into which the Corn-Mother has been driven.
QUIRINUS, the Sabine name of the god Mars, probably an adjective meaning "wielder of the spear" (Quiris, cf.
Spiis, oak, and Sopu, spear, Welsh derv, Irish darog, oak, and Skr.
In Europe the wild boar is still hunted with dogs, but the spear, except when used in emergencies and for giving the coup de grace, has been given up for the gun.
long gilded spear, crossed at the top by a bar from which hung a square purple cloth, richly jewelled.
When he is viewed an attempt is made to spear him by any of the field who may be within distance; if their spears miss, the owners must wade to recover them.
spear fishermen were not far from the beach.
Hagen, seizing the spear, thrust it through the spot marked by Kriemhild on Siegfried's surcoat.
Another ape thrust a spear at him; but Prak slithered sideways on the bloody flags, and went tumbling down the next flight.
spear carriers, participating in a mockery of parliamentary process.
spear fishing I've done is off Northern Ireland where I couldn't fail to hunt without success.
thrust a spear at him; but Prak slithered sideways on the bloody flags, and went tumbling down the next flight.
His tomb shows an angel bearing his soul to Heaven and apparently his spear thrust into a dragon's jaw.
vase paintings show him doing the deed with a sword or spear - there was no riddle, no suicide.
viking warrior with a spear [bamboo cane!
warrior with a spear [bamboo cane!
At the upper extremity of the spear was a golden wreath encircling the sacred monogram,.
If there is dry brush near it, light a spear or bone and throw it to set it on fire.
long, of further reach than the ordinary Greek spear.
Gods are represented with their appropriate attributes - the fire-god hurling his spear, the moon-goddess with a shell, &c.; the scenes of human life are pictures of warriors fighting with club and spear, men paddling in canoes, women spinning and weaving, &c. An important step towards phonetic writing appears in the picture-names of places and persons.
According to the story of Hicks's cook, one of the survivors, the general was the last officer to fall, pierced by the spear of the khalifa Mahommed Sherif.
In spite of his small stature, he held his own amongst the other heroes before Troy; he was brave, next to Achilles in swiftness of foot and famous for throwing the spear.
At the end of the first year of training, the ephebi were reviewed, and, if their performance was satisfactory, were provided by the state with a spear and a shield, which, together with the chlamys (cloak) and petasus (broad-brimmed hat), made up their equipment.
The best known have all been made into stage-plays, and it is in this form that they usually come before the notice of the general public. Amongst them are Ramakien, taken from the great Hindu epic Ramayana; Wetyasunyin, the tale of a king who became an ascetic after contemplation of a withered tree; Worawongs, the story of a prince who loved a princess and was killed by the thrust of a magic spear which guarded her; Chalawan, the tale of a princess beloved by a crocodile; Unarud, the life story of Anuruddha, a demigod, the grandson of Krishna; Phumhon, the tale of a princess beloved by an elephant; Prang tong, a story of a princess who before birth was promised to a "yak" or giant in return for a certain fruit which her mother desired to eat.
This frequent twinning gives rise to characteristic forms, with many re-entrant angles, to which the names "spear pyrites" and "cockscomb pyrites" are applied.
her epithets aKpia, Kpavaia), represented her with shield uplifted, brandishing her spear to keep off the foe.
Bellerophon,mounted on Pegasus(q.v.),kept up in the air out of the way of the Chimaera, but yet near enough to kill it with his spear, or, as he is at other times represented,with his sword or with a bow.
His attributes were the spear and the burning torch, symbolical of the devastation caused by war (in ancient times the hurling of a torch was the signal for the commencement of hostilities).
Thus, among some tribes of Western Australia the penalty for abducting another's wife was to stand with leg extended while each male of the tribe stuck his spear into it.
The Somali are a fighting race and all go armed with spear, shield and short sword (and guns when they can get them).
The skeleton is laid out at full length, generally with the head towards the west or north, a spear at one side and a sword and shield obliquely across the middle.
The chariots of the Egyptians and Assyrians, with whom the bow was the principal arm of attack, were richly mounted with quivers full of arrows, while those of the Greeks, whose characteristic weapon was the spear, were plain except as regards mere decoration.
high, represented the goddess as fully armed; the gleam of her helmet and spear could be seen by the mariners approaching from Cape Sunium (Pausanias i.
Calico, fire-arms and swords had replaced the primitive bark-cloth and bymwanga, spear, while under the teaching of the missionary- 1884.
To prevent his going to the siege of Troy, Thetis disguised him in female apparel, and hid him among the maidens at the court of King Lycomedes in Scyros; but Odysseus, coming to.the island in the disguise of a pedlar, spread his wares, including a spear and shield, before the king's daughters, among whom was Achilles.
They are famous, too, as hunters of big game, attacking even elephants with sword and spear.
It was hunted in England and in Europe on foot and on horseback with dogs, while the weapon of attack was always the spear.
Rev. xviii., p. 368) explains Quirinus as the oak-god (quercus), and Quirites as the men of the oaken spear.
Abdar-rahman's army was so ill provided that he mounted almost the only good war-horse in it; he had no banner, and one was improvised by unwinding a green turban and binding it round the head of a spear.
His head was taken to Damascus and carried about the city at the end of a spear.
a spear used by the Kaffir tribes; a word adopted from the Portuguese, but of Berber origin.
His weapons, tools and other appliances such as the hammer, hatchet, spear, knife, awl, thread, net, canoe, &c., are the evident rudimentary analogues of what still remains in use among Europeans.
The stone hatchets are symmetrically shaped and edged by grinding, while the cutting flakes, scrapers, spear and arrow heads are of high finish.
The men scarcely ever appear without a long curved knife, generally they carry shield and spear as well.
The original arms were a sickle-shaped sword, spear and shield.
In elephant-hunting iron bullets weighing a quarter of a pound are used; throwing-clubs are employed for small game, and lions are hunted with the spear.
The spear and arrows are identified with the beams of the sun and moon.
The cult is found not only where oriental influence was strongest, but in places remote from it, such as Sparta, where she was known by the name of Areia (" the warlike "), and there are numerous references in the Anthology to an Aphrodite armed with helmet and spear.
as a winged youth, slumbering in a standing attitude, his legs crossed, his countenance flushed with wine, his head - which is sunk upon his breast - crowned with dewy flowers, his left hand feebly grasping a hunting spear, his right an inverted torch.
Though they are mainly dependent on the chase for food, their weapons are still the spear and the bow, the latter being made of wood and strung with bamboo.
Next morning (October 14) William marched out from Hastings and attacked the English host, which stood at bay in a solid mass of spear and axemen behind a slight breastwork on the hillside.
Their occupation was hunting and war; their arms the bow, spear, axe, a half shield, nearly in the shape of a crescent, called pelta, and in early art a helmet, the model before the Greek mind having apparently been the goddess Athena.
He is represented standing, holding in the extended right hand an eagle, in the left a spear, the hasta pura.
The karwar is about a foot high, with head disproportionately large; the male figures are sometimes represented with a spear and shield, the female holding a snake.
3303), bringing with them in addition to the celebrated Lia Fail (" stone of destiny ") which they set up at Tara, the cauldron of the Dagda and the sword and spear of Lugaid Lamfada.
Hence they were not only encouraged but required to possess arms. Those of them who Th c~ b H could provide themselves with a charger, a mail rosdeF ~ shirt, a spear and sword were ranked as milites U and the mIles was a caballero.
From another passage we learn that Goliath of Gath, "the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver's beam," was slain by a certain Elhanan of Bethlehem in one of David's conflicts with the Philistines (2 Sam.
Siegfried and Gunther accordingly go together to Brunhild's castle of Isenstein in Iceland, and there the hero, invisible in his tarnkappe, stands beside Gunther, hurling the spear and putting the weight for him, and even leaping, with Gunther in his arms, far beyond the utmost limit that Brunhild can reach (Avent.
In yet another a man held his spear to the sun, and so got a light.
brandished a stout spear.
The cast brass handgrip has spear head shaped mounting plates and a good, curved grip.
dexter hand and man armed holding a broken spear.
It means People of the sand. hoplomachus: Gladiator Type, armed with a spear, short sword, round shield and high greaves.
The crest is a spear broken into three pieces, two in saltire and the head in pale proper, banded gules.
Four more show hoplites using their swords, which were used for hand-to-hand combat if the spear was broken in the initial clash.
impaled on a spear.
The spear end could apply significant injury to a knight in armor, or a knight in armor, or a knights horse.
machete slashes, spear thrusts and bullets.
Even possession of a (normally) two-handed weapon such as the spear didn't obviate the necessity of acquiring empty-handed skills.
This spear is also held by the nobleman who is on Shakspere's right.
Also Marsh & Spear thistle in 70 acre pastureland.
pierced stylistically by the spear and nails of the Passion to give added religious emphasis.
puny human mangled by a powerful beast or a splendid animal killed with a hunting spear.
see for example, Joanna Spear, " Bigger NATO, Bigger Sales ", The World Today, November 1997.
Sward management should aim to encourage a dense cover of grass to form otherwise spear thistle seedlings will establish in thin or bare areas.
Oh, he's also got a spear with an iron point weighed six hundred shekels.
Showing a native warrior seated on a camel and brandishing a spear.
spear hurled into the khazi by an enraged Harold finally pushed over the edge.
Under the Weeds Act 1959, the Minister has the powers to require an occupier of land to prevent the spread of spear thistle.
Myres, the Sigynnae of Herodotus were "a people widely spread in the Danubic basin in the 5th century B.C.," probably identical with the Sequani, and connected with the iron-working culture of Hallstatt, which produced a narrow-bladed throwing spear, the sigynna spear (see notice of "Anthropological Essays" in Classical Review, November 1908).
This was forbidden by Pope Pelagius I.; but in the Greek church the custom survives, the priest even stabbing with " the holy spear " in its right side the human figure planned out of the bread, by way of rehearsing in pantomime the narrative of John xix.
For example, if you have to find a bowl or a spear, having a visual of exactly what that bowl or spear looks like makes finding the cleverly disguised items easier as they blend into a detailed background scene.
To coat the asparagus with the oil, you may pour the mixed oil and garlic in the bottom of the pan, add the asparagus and, using your hands, roll the asparagus around in the oil until each spear is coated.
While no official word has come down as to the name of the pop star's newborn, the couple had originally planned to name a baby girl Jailynn -- a combined tribute to Spear's parents, Jamie and Lynn.
The Rainbow Six universe includes, by release year: Eagle Watch, Rogue Spear, Urban Operations, Covert Operations Essentials, Take-Down-Missions in Korea, Black Thorn, Lone Wolf, Lockdown, Critical Hour, Vegas and Vegas 2.
Once you get the hang of spear throwing it can be an effective weapon on flying and land-based creatures.
Besides using a rod and reel, you can also fish with a spear gun, fish while SCUBA diving and do a little bow fishing.
Sometimes the lever blends in and looks like a tree branch or spear.
To fire a gun or shoot a spear press the left trigger button, then the RB button.
Peter Jackson's King Kong game will take you on an adventure to Skull Island, where your main weapon is a primitive spear, and fierce opponents like King Kong along with multiple dinosaurs that attack you at every turn.
He is unable to attack you for a while, so continue attacking him and using the spear's ability when your energy is charged up.
When he ressurects people, use the Spear of Achille's power to take them out.
You may even find yourself eyeing the urban camo for spear fishing and underwater photography.
Spear one of the apple seeds with pin, dip it in brown paint, then stamp where desired.
Aeglos, the spear carried by the high King of the Noldor, Gil-galad, in the War of the Last Alliance.
When an opponent drew too close, the soldiers could engage the bayonet for use as a spear or dagger.
Wallace (Natural Selection), " when the first skin was used as a covering, when the first rude spear was formed to assist in the chase, when fire was first used to cook his food, when the first seed was sown or shoot planted, a grand revolution was effected in nature, a revolution which in all the previous ages of the earth's history had had no parallel; for a being had arisen who was no longer necessarily subject to change with the changing universe, - a being who was in some degree superior to nature, inasmuch as he knew how to control and regulate her action, and could keep himself in harmony with her, not by a change in body, but by an advance of mind."
Wait until he picks up a Roman and use the spear's power on him.
Another aspect of her character is that of a warlike goddess, armed with spear or bow, sometimes wearing a mural crown, as sovereign lady and protectress of the locality where she was worshipped.
The work was varied by walking the pasture of the whole dale and removing Spear thistle rosettes.
Burbot, a freshwater relative of cod, are also eligible for spear fishing in certain regions of the province.
He led his companions into the desert, and having exhorted the serpents and wild beasts, in the name of the Prophet, to retire, he struck his spear into the ground exclaiming "Here is your Kairawan" (resting-place), so naming the city.'
Athena also gave the Athenians the olive-tree, which was supposed to have sprung from the bare soil of the Acropolis, when smitten by her spear, close to the horse (or spring of water) produced by the trident of Poseidon, to which he appealed in support of his claim to the lordship of Athens.
The north point, indicated in some of the oldest compass cards with a broad arrow-head or a spear, as well as with a T for Tramontano, gradually developed by a combination of these, about 1492, into a fleur de lis, still universal.
From the chaplain and his mistress and her damsels he learnt the rudiments of religion, of rectitude and of love, 3 from his master and his squires the elements of military exercise, to cast a spear or dart, to sustain a shield, and to march with the measured tread of a soldier; and from his master and his huntsmen and falconers the " mysteries of the woods and rivers," or in other words the rules and practices of hunting and hawking.
In spite of all their bravery, they succumbed to the Greek phalanx, when once the generalship of a Miltiades or a Pausanias had brought matters to a hand to hand conflict; and it was with justice that the GrecksAeschylus, for instance viewed their battles against the Persian as a contest between spear and bow.
Siegfried readily agreed, and though handicapped by carrying shield, sword and spear, easily reached the goal first, but waited, with his customary courtesy, until the king had arrived and drunk before slaking his own thirst.
The grass flames up on the hillsides like a spring fire--"et primitus oritur herba imbribus primoribus evocata"--as if the earth sent forth an inward heat to greet the returning sun; not yellow but green is the color of its flame;--the symbol of perpetual youth, the grass-blade, like a long green ribbon, streams from the sod into the summer, checked indeed by the frost, but anon pushing on again, lifting its spear of last year's hay with the fresh life below.
But what pleasure is there in seeing a puny human mangled by a powerful beast or a splendid animal killed with a hunting spear.
See for example, Joanna Spear, " Bigger NATO, Bigger Sales ", The World Today, November 1997.
The spear probe is used for probing pads where solder mask residue may be present.
Albert is long dead, killed by a spear hurled into the khazi by an enraged Harold finally pushed over the edge.
His tomb shows an angel bearing his soul to Heaven and apparently his spear thrust into a dragon 's jaw.
The two spear fishermen were not far from the beach.
We are interchangeable bit-part actors, spear carriers, participating in a mockery of parliamentary process.
By comparison, modern humans made lighter stone points that could be fitted on to lighter spear shafts.
The best spear fishing I 've done is off Northern Ireland where I could n't fail to hunt without success.
Docks & Spear thistle in pasture were looked at.
Early vase paintings show him doing the deed with a sword or spear - there was no riddle, no suicide.
Gave me the giggles, as she was practicing being a viking warrior with a spear [bamboo cane !
For instance, one end of the rod might have an arrow or spear tip finial, while the other and has a scrollwork type of design.
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