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main force of a blow etc

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Half an hour or more was allowed to elapse between the setting out of the horns or wings of the army before any stir was made by the Greys and their supporting regiment, known as the Buffaloes, which formed its chest, and were destined to bear the brunt of the battle.
He grew still more irritable, and it was Princess Mary who generally bore the brunt of his frequent fits of unprovoked anger.
Astok, as was his way, finding that the enemy did not fall immediately before their swords, was leaving the brunt of the fighting to Vas Kor, and now as his eyes appraised the panthan carefully they presently went wider and wider, for slowly he had come to recognize the features of the Prince of Helium.
His recent disastrous success had convinced him that neither Ithaca nor any other abode of civilization was a safe place to continue his experiments, but it was not until their cruising had brought them among the multitudinous islands of the East Indies that the plan occurred to him that he finally adopted--a plan the outcome of which could he then have foreseen would have sent him scurrying to the safety of his own country with the daughter who was to bear the full brunt of the horrors it entailed.
I had lost some hair and hide, here and there; the sharp and jagged end of a broken branch had thrust fully an inch into my forearm; and my right hip, which had borne the brunt of my contact with the ground, was aching intolerably.
Ward Valley, as the ape, received the brunt of the shock, and was already beginning to tumble.
The modern painters who have survived the brunt of the battle, have lived to see pictures for which they once asked hundreds, selling for thousands, and the young generation making incomes by the brush in one year, which it would have cost the old heroes of the easel ten to accumulate.
He had shielded me and received the first brunt of the attack.
Being, however, of a rather violent and quarrelsome mood in his cups, it is not impossible that he might have fallen out with her, either on this or some imaginary topic, if the young lady had not, with a foresight and prudence highly commendable, kept a boy up, on purpose, to bear the first brunt of the good gentleman's anger; which, having vented itself in a variety of kicks and cuffs, subsided sufficiently to admit of his being persuaded to go to bed.
Besides, he was really bearing the brunt of the fight, was in the thick of it, dizzy with the striking of blows and the blows he received.
2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NaBITA, the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association, announces the appointment of its new executive director, Brian Van Brunt, Ed.
Chris Brunt at left-back It came as no surprise to see Brunt, a left-sided midfielder by trade, at left-back for the Premier League opener against Manchester City on August 10.
That's the view of Baggies' midfielder Chris Brunt - who has himself been 'reinvented' this season as a left-back.
Beginning their second innings on a gloomy third morning but with a 106-run first-innings lead already in the bank, Australia were soon in trouble against the pace of Katherine Brunt.
CHRIS BRUNT says Northern Ireland will take nothing for granted in the next qualifier against the Faroe Islands in 11 weeks time.