He was sure by now it was a brown tangle, ready for the trash heap.
The commander-in-chief's first duty was to create a field army out of the tangle of units in Cape Colony.
In the densest forests the trees, struggling through the tangle of underwood to the light, are often 150 ft.
involved in the tangle of European diplomacy; he is the monarch of a vast, admirably organized, spiritual world-empire, and when - as must needs happen - the overlapping of the spiritual and temporal spheres brings him into conflict with a secular power, his diplomacy is backed, wherever Catholic sentiment is strong, by a force which the secular power has much difficulty in resisting;.
A beard and mustache covered the lower part of his face, and a tangle of hair, infested with lice, curled round his head like a cap.
The grass had been mown short for about five feet on either side of the narrow drive, and a tangle of underbrush and trees lay beyond... freedom, or a barrier?
We are disposed to agree with the Brazilian historian Constancio that Maranon is derived from the Spanish word marana, a tangle, a snarl, which well represents the bewildering difficulties which the earlier explorers met in navigating not only the entrance to the Amazon, but the whole island-bordered, river-cut and indented coast of the now Brazilian province of Maranhao.
But nominalism was powerless to inspire theology with new life; on the contrary, its intervention only increased the inextricable tangle of the hairsplitting questions with which theology busied itself, and made their solution more and more impossible.
The emerging brightness of the new day, while inviting, did nothing to sort out the tangle of thoughts crowding his brain like the line of a snarled fishing reel.
When an insect strikes the web the spider loosens his hold of the trap-line, thus enveloping the victim in a tangle of threads which would otherwise not come into contact with it.
passed through to continue the advance; by nightfall the tangle of trenches and wire at the junction were in British hands and the villages of Queant and Pronville had also been wrested from the enemy.
They are comparatively inactive at all seasons; indeed, the action of the tides and back-waters and the tangle of vegetation in the sombre swamps and forests through which they run, often render their currents almost imperceptible at ordinary water.
It seemed almost as if his wits were sharpened into a keener edge by his very difficulties; but since he condemned on principle every war which was not strictly defensive, and it had fallen to his lot to guide a comparatively small power, he always preferred the way of negotiation, even sometimes where the diplomatic tangle would perhaps best have been severed boldly by the sword.
Take all the webbing of a normal spider, wad it up and tangle everything together then attach it to random points.
the soil to the depth of many feet, and from it springs the most marvellous tangle of huge trees, shrubs, bushes, underwood, creepers, climbing plants and trailing vines, the whole hung with ferns, mosses, and parasitic growths, and bound together by rattans and huge rope-like trailers.
Above the firs come the tamarack, constituting the bulk of the lower Alpine forest; the hardy long-lived mountain pine; the red cedar or juniper, growing even on the baldest rocks; the beautiful hemlock spruce; the still higher white pine, nut pine, needle pine; and finally, at io,000 to 12,000 ft., the dwarf pine, which grows in a tangle on the earth over which one walks, and may not show for a century's growth more than a foot of height or an inch of girth.
tangle of cables to struggle with.
Giddon kept the lawn mown short to discourage snakes, but the rich green carpet wasn't nearly as enticing as the tangle of brush that threatened to invade the area around the house.
I abhorred the very idea of getting immersed in this tangle of deceit but even to a lesser extent did I want to see Howie hurt.
His feet would tangle in the wind and his chubby cheeks would be in a constant smile, while I would get ridiculously dizzy.
encrusted with frosty flowers, concealed the tangle of whispering streets knotted together around the graveyard.
My new gizmo is wonderful, with no cable to snag on the edge of the desk or to tangle with the keyboard cable.
It had to be simple to install, with no tangle of cables to struggle with.
The capes can tangle and throw off the twirler's release and recovery.
inextricable tangle of knowledge are what Gadda wants to depict.
Laying the rope on the grass would have avoided a tangle he said - XX off!
Montana types soon produce a dense tangle of stems for nesting birds.
A young WREN was calling somewhere amidst the thick tangle of BRAMBLES.
We need a reliable guide through the often complex tangle of arguments.
tangle of red tape?
David heard one and soon we were watching it in a vine tangle.
to get rid of Bestuzhev, which made the Russian court during the earlier years of Elizabeth's reign the centre of a tangle of intrigue impossible to unravel by those who do not possess the clue to it (see Bestuzhev-Ryumin, ALExiUS).
Laying the rope on the grass would have avoided a tangle he said - XX off !
In a recent study, 2% of tagged seals were killed in fishing gear, mainly gill and tangle nets.
I felt faint and cold when I faced the empty space among the black tangle of bushes.
A skeleton with a tangle of brown hair adhering to it lay among the debris.
Do you find your local council a confusing tangle of red tape?
The long twisted lengths often would tangle and it was common practice to use a garden rake to comb your shag rug.
When you wash your hair, never tangle it or rub it to dry.
Brush the ponytail below the band until it is tangle free.
Since artificial hair costume wigs can't be styled without creating a stringy mess, a simple stroke through the wig with the palm of your hands will break up the sleek style while beginning to tangle and mat the wig.
In addition to the classic Rubik's Cube, you can also purchase the Rubik's 5X5 Brain Teaser, Rubik's Tangle Puzzle, Rubik's Magic Puzzle, Rubik's Twist Unlimited, and more.There are dozens of tricky wooden and metal puzzle games available.
They can also convey the message that the person wearing one is skilled in the martial arts, and not a person to tangle with.
For example, at The Original Fairy Name Generator , Jane Doe becomes "Tangle Goblinshimmer".
However, if you go with the "loose" option, make sure that they are not so loose that they tangle the majorettes limbs or fly up into their faces to block their vision.
tangle of bushes.
tangle of brown hair adhering to it lay among the debris.
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