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weapons Sentence Examples

  • They have no weapons to hurt us with.

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  • He checked his weapons and pulled off his jacket, clipping as many magazines to his belt as he could.

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  • She rested the weapons on her bed and locked the door.

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  • The death dealer stripped off his shirt and weapons to display a muscular body.

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  • He replaced his weapons and washed his face, feeling very much like this was to be his last day alive.

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  • She didn't see any weapons this night.

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  • She didn't see any weapons this night.

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  • None had time to grab the weapons under their cots before gunfire exploded through the garage door and slammed into them.

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  • "Of all the weapons under the bed, you chose that one?" he asked, looking at the scissors.

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  • His cabin was tiny, two rooms, with the walls lined with weapons he'd collected over the years.

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  • His cabin was tiny, two rooms, with the walls lined with weapons he'd collected over the years.

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  • He disappeared, and she stared after him for a long moment before grabbing as many weapons as she could carry and returning to her room.

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  • Her father's collection of weapons had been a source of curiosity for as long as she could remember.

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  • It looks like he was attempting to arm the remaining weapons systems in the East.

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  • The two lowered their weapons in response, and she sheathed her knives with a glance at the blood bubbling on the scrape on her arm.

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  • It looked untouched, but a quick search revealed the only weapons remaining were those she'd taken when she left her room, and the beacon was gone.

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  • She checked her weapons with scrutiny that would've made her father proud and dressed in dark clothing loose enough for her to fight.

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  • Damian heard the uneasy note in her voice and looked her over, his gaze lingering at her hips, where her weapons should've been.

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  • They carried weapons, too, and their eyes were pure black, their teeth pointed like Jared's.

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  • She sat near the door, weapons slung across her back.

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  • I considered using the tools available as weapons but dismissed the action as folly.

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  • He'd trained her to use many of the weapons and encouraged her to visit the armory, even when she was young and too weak to lift a sword.

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  • The bookshelf was empty and weapons lined the opposite wall.

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  • A woman always has weapons in the bedroom.

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  • We'll start by taking out what's here and the warehouse where he's storing weapons.

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  • Dusty walked away, drawing his weapons.

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  • He spread his arms to show he wasn't carrying any weapons.

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  • Jonny glanced around the room, his hesitation giving more than one vamp confidence to draw their weapons openly.

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  • Xander drew his weapons and crossed to the two vamps, chopping them down.

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  • She shivered despite her lamb's wool coat, her hands plunged deep into pockets that contained weapons.

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  • Jule trailed, forcing himself to ignore the tingle of vamps that made him itch to reach for his weapons.

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  • Maybe she can explain to him why you stripped her of weapons.

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  • Jenn lowered her hands and strode to the small collection of her things: a towel for the gym, a bottle of water, and a backpack filled with the weapons Jonny had given her when they returned a couple hours ago from Ireland.

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  • It was a death sentence, and Damian saw the realization in Jake's eyes before the newbie left for the weapons room.

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  • Damian pulled off his sweater to reveal a black T-shirt and tucked weapons into his cargo pants, boots, and pockets.

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  • He was lined with weapons she'd watched him emplace earlier.

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  • The men on the small base drew their weapons at the sight of Darian.

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  • He stripped off his shirt and flung it then tossed all his weapons in a pile at his feet before seating himself once more.

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  • Gabriel pulled on his clothes and weapons again, pensive.

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  • Gabriel asked, hands on the hilts of his weapons.

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  • From that point on, she made sure the chores outside were done before dark, and was always aware of things around her that could be used as weapons.

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  • She thought she saw the glint of weapons lining his trench.

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  • The physical pain penetrated his mental anguish, and he lowered his weapons.

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  • Rhyn tossed his weapons.

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  • He flung away the weapons and the trench coat.

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  • This time, there was no mistaking the weapons lining his trench coat or the sword along one thigh.

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  • His back was shredded from landing on his weapons as well as the stones on the beach.

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  • His trench and shirt were shredded and his favorite sword shattered, along with the majority of his other weapons.

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  • There was a flicker of warmth in his gaze as he teased Katie, and he almost seemed approachable without the bulky trench coat lined with weapons.

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  • Dressed all in black with weapons strapped in places identical to where Gabriel wore his, the tall man was lean with cold eyes.

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  • Gabe's weapons were out before his second foot was out of the portal.

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  • Gabriel stripped off his shirt and weapons then his heavy boots, dropping everything into a pile while two of his assassins watched.

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  • Gabriel smiled to himself and pulled on his clothes, replacing weapons.

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  • A blow sent him smashing into a wall, and he morphed instantly, diving at the demons chasing his brothers as they retreated through the burnt doorway of Kris.s chambers to search for weapons.

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  • He gathered the tools of the trade, weapons for killing quickly this time, and stepped through the portal to the shadow world.

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  • Gabriel rose and began pulling weapons from the wall and planting them on his body.

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  • And yet, he couldn't help feeling as if he alone bore the weight of his planet on his back as he struggled to pay for food, water, and weapons.

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  • I'll teach you the first weapons form we teach our warriors.

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  • When concentrating on the weapons, it was also easier to keep from concentrating on him.

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  • Kiera watched him lean both weapons against the side of the dwelling before he returned.

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  • "This is the first weapons form warriors are taught," he said.

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  • The air was filled with quiet, serious discussions and with the faint scents of war: sweat and weapons.

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  • The guards lowered their weapons.

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  • He bristled and checked his weapons.

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  • "Before I go, you doing all right?" he asked, tucking the computer away and pulling free his weapons.

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  • The others drew weapons and lowered their hoods, looking around with the same unease he felt.

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  • He replaced his weapons and pulled on new boots, pausing when the net beeped, indicating someone was trying to contact him.

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  • Brady rose and snatched his weapons, snapping them into place on his body armor.

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  • The Horsemen controlled and activated space weapons with the capability to destroy a country.

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  • All of the weapons controllers had been taken from their positions all over the world and placed here, disguised as lesser systems.

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  • Two more black-clad protective service members with weapons drawn stood nearby, one a safe distance behind the lunatic and the other near the cliff.

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  • Their weapons weren't stunners, the laser weapons capable of incapacitating a horse with one glancing shot.

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  • They carried weapons meant to kill.

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  • They both reached for their combat suits and weapons.

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  • He strapped on his weapons and strode into the storage area, looking with admiration at the boxes of medical supplies.

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  • Moonlight glinted off their weapons and gear.

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  • She knelt beside it, looking hesitantly at the dangerous weapons within.

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  • His back was to the living area as he pulled off every one of the dozen weapons he wore on his body and lined them up in front of him to start cleaning.

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  • She moved his weapons, pushed his heavy body out of the way to see if he hid them beneath one of his muscular thighs.

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  • He watched Lana from the corner of his eye, returning to his weapons, this time with his back to the wall and not towards her.

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  • He took his time with his weapons, needing to keep his hands occupied so he didn't take her up on her offer.

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  • He finished and laid out his clothing and weapons in neat piles for the next day then stood at the bed.

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  • He replaced his weapons around his body.

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  • She had no micro, no genetically engineered body or weapons to fight off anything that came at them.

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  • The ground shook beneath them as the weapons hit the ground.

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  • "You have until the count of five to put down your weapons!" he bellowed.

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  • Dan and Elise rose from the bushes and lowered their weapons.

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  • Brady had piled his weapons on the couch and stripped down to a pair of pants and nothing else.

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  • He whipped open the door to the living area and began placing his weapons around his body.

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  • She heard disconcerting sounds of heavy weapons fire in the distance, and the forest smelled as if it were burning.

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  • The only difference was the boards hammered over each of the windows, and the weapons sitting beside Mrs. Watson's rocking chair and stacked on the couch.

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  • With enough weapons, yes.

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  • The elderly woman sat at the small kitchen table, her weapons within reach.

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  • It had nothing to do with Charlie illicitly selling PMF weapons overseas.

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  • Brady repositioned his weapons so he could help and began slinging debris away.

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  • Two soldiers stood near the tunnel entrance nearby, weapons raised.

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  • He hid the rest of his weapons under some bushes near the entrance to the underground world and drew a deep breath.

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  • These keypads control all the military's weapons in the country.

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  • It was dark.  The dual moons of the underworld were high overhead, another sign she hadn't slept more than an hour or two.  The trees overhead hissed as the branches moved like snakes in a soft breeze.  Gabriel held out a hand and pulled her up, silent despite his size and small armory of weapons.

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  • She grimaced and took them.  Gabriel peeled off his heavy jacket as she chewed and watched him.  His hands absently traveled over all the places on his body where weapons were hidden and he pulled free a dagger with a jagged edge.

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  • It was clear and cool outside of Gabe's small cottage in the middle of a possessed jungle.  Rhyn felt the sense that someone else was there once more and looked around.  Assuming the feeling has something to do with his magic, Rhyn shook it off once more.  He opened the front door without knocking, already sensing it was empty.  Gabe had left in a hurry.  The wardrobe near his bed was open and his walls were missing many of the weapons Rhyn had seen last time.

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  • Gabe leaned across her to grab the bag with his weapons' polishing supplies.  A necklace with two emeralds – identical to the one he'd given her to wear – dangled above her.

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  • Andre didn't bother to disappear, as if no longer worried the Immortal might see him.  The death-dealer looked lost for a moment then rose and strapped on his weapons.

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  • "Gabe!" the angel cried.  Katie pressed back against the wall of the palace.  The demons gathered around them, and she saw the flash of Gabe's weapons as he tried to cut a path through the creatures towards them.  The death-dealer went down as three demons dog-piled him.

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  • Katie shouted.  He reappeared, blood flying with his weapons.

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  • They reached the beach, and Darian saw his young brother wielding a sword in complex weapons forms.

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  • And her weapons in hand.

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  • She glanced at the snowy scene outside the mansion then gathered her small backpack of weapons and strode to the door.

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  • It held all the weapons she could cram in there.

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  • She'd learned the hard way what happened if she left her weapons in her room.

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  • He faced the corner, weapons drawn.

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  • Charles whipped out his weapons, and Darian soon saw why.

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  • Jenn reached for her weapons.

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  • Jenn armed herself with as many weapons as she could then left her backpack, expecting the rest to be gone by the time she returned.

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  • Jenn sheathed her weapons and started down the peak above the Black God's mountain fortress.

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  • She led him first down the hallway where the gym was, pointing out the locker rooms and weapons room before taking him to the second floor to Jonny's wing and past her doorless room.

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  • Her tall, blond bodyguard, Pierre, stepped closer to her, hand moving to his weapons.

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  • She pulled on her knit hat and braced her bag of weapons between her body and the window before lying down on her back.

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  • She adjusted her clothing and weapons then swept the backpack up and trotted to the locker room.

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  • He needed more weapons before he began hunting them down.

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  • Jenn lowered her weapons.

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  • With jerky movements, she finished dressing and replaced her weapons.

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  • Darian followed close enough to make sure he went for clothing and not weapons.

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  • Returning to the cell, she used the long-sleeved shirt to wipe the blood off her body quickly and then to clean the blades of the weapons she snatched off the ground.

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  • Both women took the knives, handling them with awkwardness borne of a lack of familiarity with handling deadly weapons.

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  • I survived the first time she said and lowered her weapons.

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  • Jenn looked up at him then grabbed her weapons, stepping into the ring with an opponent she wasn't sure she was meant to beat.

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  • He sheathed his weapons and Traveled to where the beach met the apple orchard.

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  • The traitor sheathed her weapons, and Jenn's gaze went to the necklace in her hand.

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  • She yanked her weapons loose.

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  • Vara freed him, paid for his weapons.

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  • Moonlight glinted off pursuers' weapons as they crashed through the forest.

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  • The men on the wall lowered their weapons at her shout, and the remaining pursuer tackled her.

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  • The aging but burly and large man sheathed his weapons and knelt over the still form.

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  • One of the guards studied a barbed dagger before placing all his weapons in a small sack.

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  • A small window overlooking the city was too small to squeeze through, and he saw no weapons.

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  • Taran nodded and stripped off his tunic and excess weapons before dropping into a fighting stance opposite his challenger.

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  • Ignoring him, he took his place at the rear of the procession and adjusted his weapons.

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  • Weapons were retrieved from a small barrel pushed through the loose ranks by a youth.

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  • Then he gathered his weapons, intent on leaving before Sirian's men muddied up any tracks left behind by Rissa's captors.

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  • Five hefty men, each well-armed and carrying weapons ranging from swords to maces, surrounded Sami.

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  • Instead, the five attackers closed in, weapons sheathed.

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  • The man speaking wore the signs of wealth: gold chains, silk sashes, and well-made weapons.

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  • His father's men hurried to prepare their boats to travel while the barbarians reached for their weapons.

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  • He placed his weapons on a pillow and tossed himself into the bed, at once sinking into the soft comfort.

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  • "What are you not telling me?" he asked as he emplaced his weapons around his body.

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  • His hand smelled of weapons, leather, and sweat.

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  • Vara, the man who'd freed him from the underground and defied his father to place the foreign-born slave in an honored scout position, who'd bought his weapons, fed and clothed him when he was too poor to do so for himself.

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  • The guards and their weapons were doubled.

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  • He stopped to talk to several, checked a few weapons with nods of approval, and patted the younger ones on the back.

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  • The stranger wore well-spun clothing and carried ornate weapons with bejeweled hilts.

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  • She was trying to determine the best way to attack and debating the validity of her boss's assertion that the human-made weapons she carried were useless against Xander.

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  • Her cousin can Travel and has a knack for weapons she's hiding from Jessi.

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  • "Jessi doesn't need weapons," Xander replied.

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  • She's also got a knack for weapons.

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  • The manufacture of highly ornate firearms, yataghans and other weapons at Scutari, Jakova and Prizren has declined, owing to the importation of modern rifles and revolvers.

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  • His courage, his bodily strength and size, his skill in the use of weapons, in riding, and in the chase, his speed of foot, his capacity for eating and drinking, his penetrating intellect and his mastery of 22 languages are celebrated to a degree which is almost incredible.

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  • In the city and province of Buenos Aires, plenty of volunteers offered their services, and an army of some twenty-five thousand men was quickly raised, but they were armed with old-fashioned weapons and there was only a limited supply of ammunition.

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  • The cavalry weapons are a straight sword (that of the heavy cavalry is illustrated in the article SWORD), a bamboo lance and the Lebel carbine.

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  • They neither manufactured nor possessed any chattels beyond such articles of clothing, weapons, ornaments and utensils as they might carry on their persons, or in the family store-bag for daily use.

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  • The ingenuity of the race is mostly exhibited in the manufacture of their weapons of warfare and the chase.

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  • Unlike the American Indians, who supposed Columbus and his crew to be supernatural beings, and their ships in some way endowed with life, and were thrown into convulsions of terror by the first discharge of firearms which they witnessed, these Australians were neither excited to wonder by the ship nor overawed by the superior number and unknown weapons of the strangers.

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  • It contains models of the principal dockyards and fortifications of the British empire, naval models of all dates, and numerous specimens of weapons of war from the remotest times to the present day.

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  • Though they now use metal tools imported by the Malays, it is noticeable that the names which they give to those weapons which most closely resemble in character the stone implements found in such numbers all over the peninsula are native names wholly unconnected with their Malay equivalents.

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  • They are described by Strabo as a mixed race of Celts and Illyrians, who used Celtic weapons, tattooed themselves, and lived chiefly on spelt and millet.

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  • Up to that time preaching and conference had been the only weapons employed.

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  • Their appointment, according to notions which defined themselves within the church at this epoch, was simoniacal; and during the long minority of Henry IV., who succeeded his father in 1056, the terrible Tuscan monk, Hildebrand of Soana, forged weapons which he used with deadly effect against the presumption of the empire.

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  • They were enduring of toil, hunger, and cold whenever fortune laid it on them, given to hunting and hawking, delighting in the pleasure of horses, and of all the weapons and garb of war.

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  • Even in land-warfare he cast aside the weapons of his forefathers; but he soon learned to handle the weapons of his new land with greater prowess than they had ever been handled before.

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  • Their weapons were the bow and arrow and stones.

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  • Thereafter he returned with seven war canoes, each holding a hundred warriors, priests, stone idols and sacred weapons, as well as native plants and animals.

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  • The weapons were wooden spears, clubs and stone tomahawks.

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  • Like the European settlers on the coast of Africa in more recent times, they wished the barbarians of the interior to be restricted to the use of their primitive weapons.

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  • Despite its superior weapons and mode of warfare, the German east Baltic colony was constantly in danger of being overborne by the endless assaults of the dogged aborigines, whose hatred of the religion of the Cross as preached by the knights is very intelligible; and in 1218 Bishop Albert of Riga was driven to appeal for assistance to King Valdemar.

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  • His prefect Rictiovarus endeavoured to carry out the sentence, but they emerged unharmed from all the ordeals to which he subjected them, and the weapons he used recoiled against the executioners.

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  • The true Baggara tribesmen employ oxen as saddle and pack animals, carry no shield, and though many possess firearms the customary weapons are lance and sword.

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  • (5) Weapons, tools and implements, in stone, clay and bronze, and at the last iron, sometimes richly ornamented or inlaid.

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  • Weapons, food, water, unguents and various trinkets were laid with the corpse at all periods.

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  • The terminus ad quem is less certain - iron does not begin to be used for weapons in the Aegean till after Period III.

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  • This great disaster, which cleared the ground for a new growth of local art, was probably due to yet another incursion of northern tribes, more barbarous than their predecessors, but possessed of superior iron weapons - those tribes which later Greek tradition and Homer knew as the Dorians.

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  • The Malays also work jungle produce, of which the most important are gutta, rattans, agila wood, camphor wood, and the beautiful kamuning wood which is used by the natives for the hilts of their weapons.

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  • The principal manufactures of the Malays are cotton and silk cloths, earthenware and silver vessels, mats and native weapons.

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  • His perfect command of temper, his moderation of speech and action, in a bitterly personal age, never failed, and were his most effective weapons; but he made his power felt in other ways.

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  • 3 Now as these beads are admittedly worked metallic iron and must date before 4000 B.C., it is obvious that they are a remarkable confirmation of those who, like the present writer, have in opposition to Prof. Montelius always maintained that iron was known to and occasionally used in a worked state by the Egyptians at a period long anteridr to its general introduction and replacing of bronze for weapons and tools.

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  • They have never been known to charge and pierce the bottom of ships with their weapons, as the swordfish does.

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  • These are, as a rule, quite unadorned, a few only being decorated with rude bas-reliefs of animals, plants, weapons, the crescent and star, or, very rarely, the cross.

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  • Not far off, similar relics were found at Sobunar, Zlatiste and Debelobrdo; iron and bronze ornaments, vessels and weapons, often of elaborate design, occur in the huts and cemeteries of Glasinac, and in the cemetery of Jezerine, where they are associated with objects in silver, tin, amber, glass, &c. Among the numerous finds made in other districts may be mentioned the discovery, at Vrankamer, near Bihac, of 98 African coins, the oldest of which dates from 300 B.C. Many vestiges of Roman rule survive, such as roads, mines, ruins, tombs, coins, frescoes and inscriptions.

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  • The more special industries of Turkey are tanning, and the manufacture of muslin, velvet, silk, carpets and ornamental weapons.

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  • Both, in their powers of organization and the mastery of the tactical potentialities of the weapons.

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  • In 1895 Peary found native iron at Cape York; since John Ross's voyage in 1818 it has been known to exist there, and from it the Eskimo got iron for their weapons.

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  • deep, and of the furnaces where they melted copper, tin and gold, are very numerous; their weapons of a hard bronze, their pots (one of which weighs 75 ib), and their melted and polished bronze and golden decorations testify to a high development of artistic feeling and industrial skill, strangely contrasting with the low level reached by their earthenware.

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  • Although its convenient harbour was probably used before Saxon times, and bronze weapons and Roman interments have been found, there is no evidence that Weymouth (Waimue, Waymuth) was a place of early settlement.

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  • Near it is the parliament .and banqueting hall, restored (1889-1892) by the generosity of William Nelson (1817-1887) the publisher, which contains a fine collection of Scottish armour, weapons and regimental colours, while, emblazoned on the windows, are the heraldic bearings of royal and other figures distinguished in national history.

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  • The provincial force consists of a militia, fully equipped and armed with modern weapons.

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  • The knights of south Germany especially prized the swords and armour of this town, and many of the weapons used in campaigns against the Turks and in the Seven Years' War are said to have been manufactured at Suhl.

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  • He is gorgeously clothed and carries shining weapons.

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  • Their weapons consisted of bow and arrows, short swords, spears and axes.

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  • They were supplied with simpler weapons and adornments, but even so their clothes had hundreds of stamped gold plates and strips of various shapes sewn on to them.

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  • In the Kul Oba tomb mentioned above the chamber was of stone and the contents, with one or two exceptions, of purely Greek workmanship, but the ideas underlying are the same - the king has his wife, his servant and his horse, his amphorae with wine, his cauldron with mutton-bones, his drinking vessels and his weapons, the latter being almost the only objects of barbarian style.

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  • Assyrian and afterwards Greek craftsmen working for Scythic employers were compelled to decorate these outlandish forms, which they did according to their own fashion: but there was also a native style with conventionalized beast decoration, which was almost always employed for the adornment of bits and horses' gear, and very often for weapons.

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  • Another resolution, of importance for the history of the treatment of heresy, was the canon which decreed that armed force should be employed against the Cathari in southern France, that their goods were liable to confiscation and their persons to enslavement by the princes, and that all who took up weapons against them should receive a two years' remission of their penance and be placed - like the crusaders - under the direct protection of the church.

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  • In the Epicurean system of philosophy he believed that he had found the weapons by which this war of liberation could be most effectually waged.

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  • But at this moment the archers, taking their hatchets, swords or other weapons, penetrated the gaps in the now disordered French, who could not move to cope with their unarmoured assailants, and were slaughtered or taken prisoners to a man.

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  • The guru gave them each a horse and five weapons of war, and gladly enlisted them in his army.

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  • From the scriptural doctrine of the essentially spiritual nature of the kingdom of Christ, Glas in his public teaching drew the conclusions: (1) that there is no warrant in the New Testament for a national church; (2) that the magistrate as such has no function in the church; (3) that national covenants are without scriptural grounds; (4) that the true Reformation cannot be carried out by political and secular weapons but by the word and spirit of Christ only.

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  • Articles of dress, weapons, tools, &c., also appear.

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  • The Guanches' weapons were those of the ancient races of south Europe.

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  • However that may be, they are known to be used in the folding of the wings; and their importance as weapons of defence is attested by the precision and effect with which they are wielded against assailants like ants.

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  • Hughes (aondon, 1896); Aus ibn Hajar of the Bani Tamin, famous for his descriptions of weapons and hunting scenes (ed.

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  • Protected by the caliph he employed the old weapons of satire to support them against the " Helpers " and to exalt his own tribe against the Qaisites.

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  • Then comes the collection of weapons and armour, including the famous Ambras collection, so called after the castle of Ambras near Innsbruck, where it was for a long time stored.

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  • He spends his days chasing the beasts of the forest, running them down by sheer speed, or killing them with darts (javelots) or bow and arrows, the only weapons he knows.

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  • The African species use the nasal horns as weapons, with which they strike and toss their assailant, but the Asiatic rhinoceroses employ their sharp lower tusks much as does a boar.

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  • They are very scantily dressed, wear a variety of trinkets, with a knife, hatchet, spear, bow and arrows, the only weapons they use.

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  • The Cave Hill, though exceeded in height by Mount Divis, Squire's Hill, and other summits, is of greatest interest for its caves, in the chalk, from which early weapons and other objects have been recovered.

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  • The chief industries are tanning and the manufacture of weapons, shoes, cloth, hats and artificial flowers.

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  • They were, however, now abreast of the and brigade, and the whole line raced forward to reach the effective range of their very inferior weapons, which were about equal at aoo yds.

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  • Apparently this mound had been occupied largely by store houses, in which were stored not only grain, figs, &c., but also vessels, weapons, sculptures and every possible object connected with the use and administration of palace and temple.

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  • -; the upper canines being long sabre-like weapons, protected by a descending flange on each side of the front of the lower jaw.

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  • In the following campaign, after desperate fighting to the north of the Danube in the mountainous region of Transylvania, Sarmizegethusa, the capital of Decebalus, was taken, and he was forced to terms. He agreed to raze all fortresses, to surrender all weapons, prisoners and !Roman deserters, and to become a dependent prince under the suzerainty of Rome.

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  • The rough surroundings of the Frankish court were unfavourable to the acquisition of learning, and Charles grew up almost ignorant of letters, but hardy in body and skilled in the use of weapons.

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  • Like so many of the Italians of that time, who were almost destitute of a moral sense, she looked upon statesmanship in particular as a career in which finesse, lying and assassination were the most admirable, because the most effective weapons.

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  • Protestantism; on the contrary, he yearned to beat these by their own weapons, chiefly by showing them that Catholics could interpret the Bible in a manner quite as mystical and pietistic as theirs.

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  • The church fell back on carnal weapons in her warfare and invoked the secular powers to uphold the ecclesiastical.

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  • The chariots resemble the Hittite with two crossed receptacles for the weapons, but obviously these were not used by the Purasati alone.

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  • In the Arctic and Pacific coast provinces, about Lake Superior, in Virginia and North Carolina, as well as in ruder parts of Mexico and South America, metals were cold-hammered into plates, weapons, rods and wire, ground and polished, fashioned into carved blocks of hard, tenacious stone by pressure or blow, overlaid, cold-welded and plated.

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  • Capture begins among the lower tribes with the hand, without devices, developing knack and skill in seizing, pursuing, climbing, swimming, and maiming without weapons; and proceeds to gathering with devices that take the place of the hand in dipping, digging, hooking and grasping; weapons for striking, whether clubs, missiles or projectiles; edged weapons of capture, which were rare in America; piercing devices for capture, in lances, barbed spears, harpoons and arrows; traps for enclosing, arresting and killing, such as pens, cages, pits, pen-falls, nets, hooks, nooses, clutches, adhesives, deadfalls, impalers, knife traps and poisons; animals consciously and unconsciously aiding in capture; fire in the form of torches, beacons, burning out and smoking out; poisons and asphyxiators; the accessories to hunting, including such changes in food, dress, shelter, travelling, packing, mechanical tools and intellectual apparatus as demanded by these arts.

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  • Zootechnic products include food, clothing, ornaments, habitations, weapons, industrial tools, textiles, money, &c.

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  • They had striking, slashing and piercing weapons held in the hand, fastened to a shaft or thong, hurled from the hand, from a sling, from an atlatl or throwing-stick, or shot from a bow.

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  • Their weapons were all individual, not one co-operative device of offence being known among them, although they understood fortification.

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  • Edible plants, and those for dyes and medicines, were on their lists, as well as wood for tools, utensils and weapons, and fibres for textiles.

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  • The earliest metallic money did not consist of coins, but of unminted metal in the form of rings and other ornaments or of weapons, which were used for thousands of years by the Egyptian, Chaldean and Assyrian Empires.

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  • Here you find articles in the encyclopedia about weapons.

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  • The character of the relics shows that in some cases the settlements have been the dwellings of a people using no materials but stone, bone and wood for their implements, ornaments and weapons; in others, of a people using bronze as well as stone and bone; and in others again the occasional use of iron is disclosed.

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  • These have yielded upwards of 4000 implements, weapons and ornaments of bronze, among which were a large proportion of moulds and founders' materials.

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  • A few stone implements suggest the transition from stone to bronze; and the occasional occurrence of iron weapons and pottery of Gallo-Roman origin indicates the survival of some of the settlements to Roman times.

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  • The forms and the ornamentation of the implements and weapons of stone and bronze found in the lake dwellings are the same as those of the implements and weapons in these materials found in the soil of the adjacent regions, and both groups must therefore be ascribed to the industry of one and the same people.

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  • Their inhabitants practised agriculture and kept the common domestic animals, while their tools, weapons and ornaments were mainly of similar character to those of the contemporary lake dwellers of the adjoining.

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  • He is frequently introduced in legendary sagas, generally in disguise, imparting secret instructions to his favourites or presenting them with weapons by which victory is assured.

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  • In these two examples we see how the weapons forged by the dogmatic philosophers to assist in the establishment of their own theses are sceptically turned against philosophy in general.

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  • was even obliged to renew the war against the Knights, and, in 1422, he compelled them to renounce all claims upon Samogitia; but the long struggle, still undecided at his death, was fought mainly with diplomatic weapons at Rome, where the popes, generally speaking, listened rather to the victorious monarch who had added an ecclesiastical province to the Church than to the discomfited and turbulent Knights.

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  • He had a passion for play, and was a friend of Ninon de l'Enclos; and his enemies found ready weapons against him in the undisguised looseness of his life.

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  • It thus fell to the infantry to attack and defend with its own weapons, and the defence was, locally, almost inexpugnable behind its tall breastworks.

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  • Cotton, silks, woollen cloth, and felt are manufactured, also boots, saddles, cutlery and weapons, pottery and various oils.

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  • His army had to be formed out of local troops, and few modern weapons were available, but the Valley regiments retained the impress of Jackson's training till the days of Cedar Creek.

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  • These two last-mentioned weapons have the look of highly developed savage forms, while on the other hand the military organization was in some respects equal to that of an Asiatic nation, with its regular companies commanded each by its captain and provided with its standard.

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  • There also might be seen the flat circular temalacatl or " spindle-stone," where captives armed with wooden weapons were allowed the mockery of a gladiatorial fight against well-armed champions.

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  • Those fit for a soldier's life were trained to the use of weapons and sent early to learn the hardships of war; children of craftsmen were usually taught by their fathers to follow their trade; and for the children of nobles there was elaborate instruction in history, picture-writing, astrology, religious doctrines and laws.

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  • How closely related some of the Central-American nations were in institutions to the Mexicans appears, not only in their using the same peculiar weapons, but in the similarity of their religious rites; the connexion is evident in such points as the ceremony of marriage by tying together the garments of the couple, or in holding an offender's face over burning chillies as a punishment; the native legends of Central America make mention of the royal ball-play, which was the same as the Mexican game of tlachtli already mentioned.

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  • The river speeding on its course to the sea, the sun and moon, if not the stars also, on their never-ceasing daily round, the lightning, fire, the wind, the sea, all are in motion and therefore animate; but the savage does not stop short here; mountains and lakes, stones and manufactured articles, are for him alike endowed with souls like his own; he deposits in the tomb weapons and food, clothes and implements, broken, it may be, in order to set free their souls; or he attains the same result by burning them, and thus sending them to the Other World for the use of the dead man.

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