His keen eyes, therefore, saw the figures of two men grappling
with a woman.
And as we laid out on the next tack to wind-ward, I bent a piece of line to a small grappling
hook I had seen lying in the bail-hole.
She learned to look upon danger clear- eyed and with understanding, losing forever that panic fear which is bred of ignorance and which afflicts the city-reared, making them as silly as silly horses, so that they await fate in frozen horror instead of grappling
with it, or stampede in blind self- destroying terror which clutters the way with their crushed carcasses.
They divided it into cakes by methods too well known to require description, and these, being sledded to the shore, were rapidly hauled off on to an ice platform, and raised by grappling
irons and block and tackle, worked by horses, on to a stack, as surely as so many barrels of flour, and there placed evenly side by side, and row upon row, as if they formed the solid base of an obelisk designed to pierce the clouds.
Then he leapt on my father, who was clinging in terror to the window-sill, and, grappling
, tried to strangle him with the rope, which he threw over his head, but which slipped over his struggling shoulders to his feet.
The next instant he was grappling
with Buck on the extreme edge, while Hans and Pete were dragging them back into safety.
There was the spot where the noble Captain cut down the French officer who was grappling
with the young Ensign for the colours, the Colour- Sergeants having been shot down.
As he went on I felt as if my soul were grappling
with a palpable enemy; one by one the various keys were touched which formed the mechanism of my being; chord after chord was sounded, and soon my mind was filled with one thought, one conception, one purpose.
Nature has decreed that there are certain things in life which shall act as hoops of steel, grappling
the souls of the elect together.
To all other emergencies and complications my natural capacity for grappling
, single-handed, with circumstances, was invariably equal.
Unused to such strange sensations, he was turning his face on every side of him, to avoid he knew not what, until he saw the tears and heard the sobs of the old man, when he sprang to his feet, and grappling
his guest fiercely by the throat, he demanded by what authority he had made his aged companion weep.