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treacherous

treacherous Sentence Examples

  • How would you like to take a treacherous ride?

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  • It was described as a treacherous path.

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  • On the 5th of November the army, misled by treacherous guides and thirst-stricken, was ambuscaded in dense forest at Kashgil, 30 m.

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  • In disposition the Australians are a bright, laughter-loving folk, but they are treacherous, untruthful and hold human life cheaply.

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  • By her treacherous attack upon the frontier-town of Oropus (156) Athens indirectly brought about the conflict between Rome and the Achaean League which resulted in the eventual loss of Greek independence, but remained herself a free town with rights secured by treaty.

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  • Charles also rightly felt that he could never trust the treacherous Augustus to remain quiet, even if he made peace with him.

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  • I had learned a new lesson--that nature "wages open war against her children, and under softest touch hides treacherous claws."

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  • In spite of its wide basis and great energy, the monte dei riformatori, the heart of the new government, could not satisfactorily cope with the attacks of adverse factions and treacherous allies.

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  • They used to be described as the most cruel and treacherous people in the world, and they certainly are callous of the pain suffered by others, and regard any strategy of which their enemies are the victims with open admiration.

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  • Soon after his death the city fell by treacherous means into the hands of Francesco II.

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  • In 374 the Quadi, a German tribe in what is now Moravia and Hungary, resenting the erection of Roman forts to the north of the Danube in what they considered to be their own territory, and further exasperated by the treacherous murder of their king, Gabinius, crossed the river and laid waste the province of Pannonia.

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  • The difficulty arose from the general complication of Mahratta politics, and especially from the weak and treacherous character of the peshwa, which Elphinstone rightly read from the first.

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  • Others see in him a personification of the waves rising to a height and then suddenly falling, or of the treacherous sea.

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  • Mentor was the treacherous contriver of the death of Hermias (345-344 B.C.).

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  • in the Merlin proper, Gawain is a dominant personality, his feats rivalling in importance those ascribed to Arthur, but in the later forms such as the Merlin continuations, the Tristan, and the final Lancelot compilation, his character and position have undergone a complete change, he is represented as cruel, cowardly and treacherous, and of indifferent moral character.

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  • The burning of the Barns of Ayr, the quarters of English soldiers, in revenge for the treacherous slaughter of his uncle, Sir Ronald Crawford, and other Scottish noblemen, followed.

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  • This treacherous decision (but see Caliphate, ib.) greatly injured the cause of Ali, which was still further weakened by the loss of Egypt.

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  • Its power was further curtailed in 382, when a Spartan force occupied the citadel by a treacherous coup-de-main.

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  • The issue of the violent and treacherous conduct of Bonaparte towards the island was that the blacks drove from their soil the forces sent to subdue them, and founded a constitution of their own, which was more than once modified.

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  • And when we look to practice we find that cruel and even treacherous deeds are spoken of without the least sense that they deserve censure.

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  • Both Absalon and Valdemar narrowly escaped assassination at the hands of their treacherous host on this occasion, but at length escaped to Jutland, whither Sweyn followed them, but was defeated and slain at the battle of Grathe Heath.

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  • Henry was notoriously treacherous; to kidnap was his ideal in diplomacy.

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  • Ingot metal or mild steel was sometimes treacherous when first introduced, and accidents occurred, the causes of which were obscure.

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  • Employing the same unscrupulous and treacherous methods which had proved so fatal to his father, he simultaneously supported and encouraged the expedition of Montrose and the royalists, and negotiated with the covenanters.

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  • Many of the Frisian legends and folk-songs deal with the submerged villages and hamlets, which lie buried beneath the treacherous waters of the Wadden.

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  • To some extent the Spartans were undoubtedly relieved, in that it no longer fell to them to organize distant expeditions to Asia Minor, and this feeling was strengthened about the same time by the treacherous conduct of their king Leotychides in Thessaly.

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  • But in 876 part of the Danes managed to slip past him and occupied Wareham; whence, early in 877, under cover of treacherous negotiations, they made a dash westwards and seized Exeter.

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  • After the treacherous murder of his brother by Sasanka, king of Central Bengal, he was confirmed as raja, though still very young, by the nobles of Thanesar in 606, though it would appear that his effective rule did not begin till six years later.'

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  • In ordinary circumstances, however, the Malay is not treacherous, and there are many instances recorded in which men of this race have risked their own lives on behalf of Europeans who chanced to be their friends.

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  • He had insinuating manners and could make himself very agreeable if he chose; but he was mean, treacherous, rapacious, suspicious and horribly vindictive.

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  • The German Liberals and the governmental Socialists had withdrawn their support from Bethmann Hollweg's Government at the time of the so-called " Peace Resolution " (July 19 1917), largely on the ground that it was inconceivable that the Allies and America should ever negotiate with politicians like Zimmermann and Bethmann, who had been guilty of the note to Mexico and other treacherous proceedings.

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  • After a half reconciliation, James marched in force to Stirling, the key of the north, but the treacherous commander of the castle, Shaw of Sauchie, held the castle against him.

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  • In spite of the treacherous murder of Jonathan by the Syrian general, the prosperity of the Jews was more than maintained by Simon.

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  • of `Amr. 7 In the Old Testament popular feeling knows of two phases: Edom, the more powerful brother of Jacob (or Israel) - both could share in the traditions of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob - and the hatred of the treacherous Edom in the prophetical writings.

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  • Though of a fickle and treacherous nature, he had all the personal fascination of his family, and is extolled by his contemporaries as a mirror of chivalry.

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  • Alanius was, therefore, welcomed by the Ilasidaeans, and only his treacherous murder of sixty of their number taught them that any Syrian nominee was their enemy.

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  • In 1281 discontent with the king and his system of justice had again become rife in Wales, and at this point the treacherous Prince David, who had hitherto supported the king against his own brother, was the first to proclaim a national revolt.

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  • The difficulties of his position may have led him to give some countenance to a treacherous attack on Fougeres during the time of truce (March 1449).

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  • Saxo Poeta and the Quedlinburg chronicle) it was her father whom she revenged; but when the treacherous overthrow of the Burgundians by Attila had become a theme for epic poets, she figured as a Burgundian princess, and her act as done in revenge for her brothers.

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  • Unfortunately, his health was so treacherous that, on the dissolution of July 1698, he was obliged to retire from parliamentary life.

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  • They are unscrupulous in perjury, treacherous, vain and insatiable, passionate in vindictiveness, which they will satisfy at the cost of their own lives and in the most cruel manner.

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  • of Macedon came to expel these marauders, Aratus became the king's adviser, and averted a treacherous attack on Messene (215); before long, however, he lost favour and in 213 was poisoned.

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  • But a six months' residence in Campania, and the congratulations which poured in upon him from the neighbouring towns, where the report had been officially spread that Agrippina had fallen a victim to her treacherous designs upon the emperor, gradually restored his courage.

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  • El Motaddid was a poet and a lover of letters, who was also a poisoner, a drinker of wine, a sceptic and treacherous to the utmost degree.

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  • 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.

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  • Finland, however, did not enter Russia as a conquered province, but, thanks to the bravery of her people after they had been abandoned by an incompetent monarch and treacherous generals, and not less to the wisdom and generosity of the emperor Alexander I.

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  • was not to make open war on Scotland, but to intrigue secretly, especially with the treacherous Douglas, earl of Angus, and with Ramsay, earl of Bothwell under James III., but soon dispossessed.

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  • In 1294 Ala-ud-din Khilji, the third of the great Mahommedan conquerors of India, raised himself to the throne of Delhi by the treacherous assassination of his uncle Feroz II.

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  • As a punishment for the treacherous murder of some Roman merchants and one of Caesar's commissariat officers at Cenabum, the town was burnt and the inhabitants put to the sword or sold as slaves.

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  • He continued this treacherous policy when Edward the Black Prince advanced to succour Peter the Cruel; then signed a treaty with Edward of England, and then in 1371 allied himself with Charles V.

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  • But in 1860, in consequence of the treacherous attack made on the British plenipotentiary the preceding year at Taku, the city and suburbs were occupied by an allied British and French force, and were held for two years.

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  • I can't believe we're getting involved in something so bizarre and so treacherous.

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  • The roads were nearly empty but low visibility made driving treacherous.

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  • The inhabitants of Pannonia are described as brave and warlike, but cruel and treacherous.

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  • To strangers the natives have long had the reputation of being treacherous.

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  • But the treacherous attack, in violation of treaty, by the Christian powers, imposing too hard a task on the inexperienced young sovereign, Murad returned from his retirement at Magnesia, crushed his faithless enemies at the battle of Varna (Novemebr 10, and again withdrew to Magnesia.

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  • He trusted much to his memory, which was occasionally treacherous.

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  • The Baluch is less turbulent, less treacherous, less bloodthirsty and less fanatical than the Pathan.

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  • In 1839, when the British army advanced through the Bolan Pass towards Afghanistan, the conduct of Mehrab Khan, the ruler of Baluchistan, was considered so treacherous and dangerous as to require " the exaction of retribution from that chieftain," and " the execution of such arrangements as would establish future security in that quarter."

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  • At this time they were subject to Roduif, king of the Heruli, who, however, took up arms against them; according to one story, owing to the treacherous murder of Rodulf's brother, according to another through an irresistible desire for fighting on the part of his men.

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  • Strife again broke out between Rudolph and his treacherous younger brother Matthias, who used the religious and political controversies of the time for the purpose of supplanting his brother.

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  • Even the spiteful or treacherous act of Dolet, who in 1542 reprinted the earlier form of the books which Rabelais had just slightly modified, seems to have done him no harm.

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  • above the Caspian, the water of these streams is supposed to form saline deposits with a thin hard crust, beneath which the moisture is retained for a considerable time, thus producing those dangerous and slimy quagmires which in winter are covered with brine, in summer with a treacherous incrustation of salt.

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  • In 1385 the Venetians set the Scala against Carrara, who thereupon allied himself with the treacherous Gian Galeazzo Visconti.

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  • Garnet, it is true, claimed to limit the justification of equivocation to cases " of necessary defence from injustice and wrong or of the obtaining some good of great importance when there is no danger of harm to others," and he could justify his conduct in lying to the council by their own conduct towards him, which included treacherous eavesdropping and fraud, and also threats of torture.

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  • In order to obtain food, they venture naked in small canoes into the treacherous seas; their life is a constant battle with starvation and a rude climate, and their character has become rude and low in consequence.

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  • Preserved by the devotion of his thegn Lilla,Edwin vowed to become a Christian if victorious over his treacherous enemy.

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  • Beautiful, clever and proud, like her mother, but cruel and treacherous, her ambition was to raise the kingdom of Naples to the position of a great power; she soon came to exercise complete sway over her stupid and idle husband, and was the real ruler of the kingdom.

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  • He did, however, succeed in undoing all the work of his ancestors5 partly by his own slackness and sloth, partly by his choice of corrupt and treacherous ministers.

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  • The only security which he had for the safety of his dominions in his absence was that his most dangerous neighbor, the king of France, was also setting out on the Crusade, and that his brother John, whose shifty and treacherous character gave sure promise of trouble, enjoyed a well-merited unpopularity both in England and in the continental dominions of the crown.

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  • competent to maintain itself, even when Richards ministers were tactless and his brother treacherous.

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  • his treacherous brothers name.

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  • For some hasty words, amplified by the doubtful evidence of treacherous retainers,, ,~t together with a foolish charge of dabbling with astro~t~e ~n logers, the heir of the royal line ~ Thomas of Woodstock duke of had been tried and executed with scandalous haste.

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  • 13 f.); but the treacherous murder of sixty of them (ib.

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  • Meyer, p. 446), there are many allusions to subsequent treacherous attacks which made Edom execrable.

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  • Charles the Bold, proud, violent, pugnacious, as treacherous as his rival, a hardier soldier, though without his political sagacity, imprisoned Louis in the tower where Charles the Simple ~ja?

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  • vanished dream of the queen, the broken word of Louis XV., and the treacherous abandonment of Poland.

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  • The men are brave and not treacherous, but ambitious, jealous and extremely revengeful.

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  • How could someone so treacherous have lived under his nose for thousands of years?

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  • He'd even made his peace with Claire before feeding the treacherous bitch to the sociopathic Original Vamp.

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  • Hidden rocks make the Finnish archipelago quite treacherous and only experienced sailors with up-to-date charts should navigate them.

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  • The east of the island provides a dramatic contrast with the rugged beauty of the treacherous Atlantic coast.

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  • The immediate effect of this is rather like stepping straight from a glorious, sunlit, flower-filled meadow into a treacherous bog.

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  • We must be with the masses against the splitting and treacherous trade-union bureaucracy.

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  • However, in a period of acute class struggle, the bureaucracy of the trade unions inevitably plays a treacherous role.

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  • The ground was treacherous underfoot, and the darkness turned even the smallest obstacle into a potential deathtrap.

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  • east of the island provides a dramatic contrast with the rugged beauty of the treacherous Atlantic coast.

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  • In 1641 he had a narrow escape from a treacherous death on the outbreak of the rising.

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  • The wonder is that in so faithless, treacherous, and cruel a monarch, any confidence anywhere was left.

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  • gutless treacherous cowards have sold out England for an American Express Gold Card funded lifestyle of indulgence.

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  • Imagine a million square miles of empty desert, an unmapped land patched with treacherous quicksand, a blisteringly hot place lashed by sandstorms.

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  • saucepan lids have rendered the steps almost too treacherous to walk down.

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  • treacherous in poor weather, low cloud can reduce visibility within minutes.

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  • treacherous in places for those without off-road shoes.

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  • treacherous in many ways.

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  • The journey there took longer than expected with the huge gales having made the roads rather treacherous.

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  • treacherous terrain on a dark night.

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  • treacherous bogs.

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  • treacherous reefs stretching far out to sea to wreck unwary ships.

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  • treacherous coastline that has seen many ships founder.

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  • treacherous computing.

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  • treacherous journey back to Spain.

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  • With his endearing yet cynical wit, Malcolm navigates his way through the sometimes treacherous, always entertaining waters of childhood.

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  • A rescue official said: " The mud in that area is very treacherous.

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  • Yes, they must be strict with us, Even in death so treacherous!

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  • Be warned, however, that road surfaces are variable and potentially treacherous after heavy rain when potholes may be disguised.

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  • Courageously he leaped into the Ouse, which is known to be particularly treacherous in this spot, but was unable to find him.

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  • We did have some sunshine but we also cycled through tropical rain on several days, which made some routes quite treacherous.

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  • However with snow covering the mountain side this became pretty treacherous.

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  • But like tides, wind and swell compounded, their cocktail has proven treacherous.

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  • The weather remained treacherous, going from calm to storm with no warning.

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  • When was the last time she'd felt so tinglingly treacherous?

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  • Weary travelers using the turnpike between Launceston and Bodmin would stay at the Inn after having crossed the wild and treacherous moor.

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  • Those who put their faith in the Gods will surely prove victorious in battle against these treacherous servants.

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  • Cabot's colony at San Espiritu did not long survive his departure; an attempt of the chief of the Timbus to gain possession of one of the Spanish ladies of the settlement led to a treacherous massacre of the garrison.

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  • He has relied, however, in his efforts to link the tribes together, too much on the prevalence or absence of such customs as circumcision - always very treacherous evidences - to allow of his hypothetical distribution being regarded very seriously.

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  • The Andamanese are, indeed, bright and merry companions, busy in their own pursuits, keen sportsmen, naturally independent and not lustful, but when angered, cruel, jealous, treacherous and vindictive, and always unstable - in fact, a people to like but not to trust.

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  • His methods of conquest were ferocious and treacherous; but once the conquest was made he governed his subjects with firmness and justice, so that his rule was preferred to the anarchy of factions and local despots.

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  • of base, or even more in treacherous clay.

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  • According to its so fifth report, it originated " in the prospective fears of a portion of the trade that some dire calamity must inevitably, sooner or later, overtake the cotton manufacture of Lancashire, whose vast superstructure had so long rested upon the treacherous foundation of restricted slave labour as the main source of supply for its raw material."

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  • Farther north we come to the urmans of West Siberia, dense thickets of trees often rising from a treacherous carpet of thickly interlaced grasses, which conceals deep marshes, where even the bear has learnt to tread circumspectly.

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  • Wollner, whom Frederick the Great had described as a "treacherous and intriguing priest," had started life as a poor tutor in the family of General von Itzenplitz, a noble of the mark of Brandenburg, had, after the general's death and to the scandal of king and nobility, married the general's daughter, and with his mother-in-law's assistance settled down on a small estate.

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  • "Authorities," II.) the treacherous raising of the shield as a signal to the Persians at Marathon, but, whatever the truth of this may be, there can be little doubt that they were not the only one of the great Athenian families to make treasonable overtures to Persia.

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  • By this demonstration of opinion peace was made for a time between the Vaudois and their persecutors; but it was a treacherous peace, and left the Vaudois with a hostile garrison established among them.

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  • Mark himself is a cowardly, treacherous and vindictive character.

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  • The result was that James threw off the yoke of his stepfather, Angus; drove him and his astute and treacherous brother, Sir George Douglas, into England (thereby raising up, like Bruce, a fatal party of lords disinherited), and while he was alienated from Henry and his Reformation, threw himself into the arms of France, of the clergy and of Rome.

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  • If he appears unscrupulous and even treacherous he did but conform to the standards of 16th-century Italy.

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  • As sea-nymphs, they represent the treacherous calm of ocean, which conceals destruction beneath its smiling surface; or they signify the enervating influence of the hot wind (compare the name Sirius), which shrivels up the fresh young life of vegetation.

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  • The treacherous vizier, however, made our too credulous political officers believe that Mehrab Khan was to blame; his object being to bring his master to ruin and to obtain for himself all power in the state, knowing that Mehrab's successor was only a child.

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  • The Hauran Druses are a vigorous, independent folk, with a well-deserved reputation for courage, very astute, and hospitable to Europeans, especially the British, with whom they have an old tradition of friendship. But, like most persecuted but semiindependent peoples, they are both cruel, and, by our standards, treacherous.

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  • Juba was a thorough savage; brave, treacherous, insolent and cruel.

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  • Wet fig leaves the size of saucepan lids have rendered the steps almost too treacherous to walk down.

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  • In Othello, the idea of the treacherous Moor versus the noble white man is inverted, subverting the stereotype.

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  • The area can be treacherous in poor weather, low cloud can reduce visibility within minutes.

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  • Rain overnight had made conditions underfoot a little treacherous in places for those without off-road shoes.

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  • We hope that they have joined with wild herds - a solitary life for a very young elephant would be treacherous in many ways.

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  • At 2200 hours, the force began the 12 mile walk over treacherous terrain on a dark night.

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  • In general they are seen as malevolent, guiding lone travelers into treacherous bogs.

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  • The coastline is rugged, with treacherous reefs stretching far out to sea to wreck unwary ships.

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  • The spectacular natural beauty of the islands hides a treacherous coastline that has seen many ships founder.

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  • RMS: The main issues are hardware with secret specifications, software patents, and treacherous computing.

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  • Yet after long years of exile, their homeland calls and the family makes the treacherous journey back to Spain.

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  • A rescue official said: The mud in that area is very treacherous.

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  • Yes, they must be strict with us, Even in death so treacherous !

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  • When was the last time she 'd felt so tinglingly treacherous?

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  • The river, made famous by the likes of Mark Twain and the myriad of captains, who made history steering their steamboats in treacherous conditions, is still a vital part of the travel industry.

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  • This covering will keep the cold off, the soil open, and ward off the effects of a treacherous winter sun.

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  • The coaster first opened in July 1976 amid great fanfare - with two inversions arranged in a treacherous double corkscrew, the coaster offered high tech thrills at the very beginning of the roller coaster boom.

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  • You are a hero who helps find this treacherous lord, locate the princess and save the lands from a terrible fate.

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  • There is always something strategic that you can use: hills can provide cover or a better vantage point, valleys can offer you a treacherous getaway in the jet, and ships that you have destroyed can be used as cover.

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  • Foggy London is treacherous and the speedy streets of San Francisco look awesome.

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  • Alcatraz with its isolation, treacherous currents, and chilly waters made it ideal to house these worst of the worst criminals.

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  • The "Treacherous Trios" three-packs of action figures feature some classic characters along with their modern-day equivalents in the ring.

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  • Even flats, if they don't have the right amount of support and grip, can prove treacherous if you try to walk any kind of distance in them.

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  • Similar in nature to History Channel's Ice Road Truckers, the road itself is often treacherous and sometimes unstable.

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  • They meet up with the sad, strange creature Gollum, from whom Bilbo had found the ring many years ago, and are forced to enlist his treacherous self into their company to further their own goals and prevent him from giving them away.

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  • Five years later, she is set to wed the treacherous Prince Humperdink then kidnapped by a trio of misfits for the purpose of starting a war against a rival kingdom.

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