brute


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As I touched the ground I snatched a broken limb from the tangled mass that matted the jungle-like floor of the forest and, leaping unnoticed behind the shaggy back, dealt the brute a terrific blow.
It was surrounded by a pack of some hundred wolf-like creatures--wild dogs they seemed--that rushed growling and snapping in upon it from all sides, so that they sank their white fangs into the slow brute and were away again before it could reach them with its huge paws or sweeping tail.
At sight of me several of the savage creatures left off worrying the great brute to come slinking with bared fangs toward me, and as I turned to run toward the trees again to seek safety among the lower branches, I saw a number of the man-apes leaping and chattering in the foliage of the nearest tree.
In the blood lust of his fury the creature had undergone a sudden reversion to type, which left him a wild beast, forgetful of the dagger that projected from his belt--thinking only of nature's weapons with which his brute prototype had battled.
"They say a man can be known by the company he keeps," retorted the old man, "and why not a brute? I once made a forced march, and went through a great deal of jeopardy, with a companion who never opened his mouth but to sing; and trouble enough and great concern of mind did the fellow give me.
If we hide ourselves, altogether, the horned brutes will break through the place and trample us beneath their feet, like so many creeping worms; so we will just put the weak ones apart, and take post, as becomes men and hunters, in the van."
Furious, and yet strangely excited by the obstinacy of the brutes and the wildness of the sight, and nearly maddened by sympathy and a species of unconscious apprehension, in which the claims of nature were singularly mingled with concern for his mistress, he nearly split his throat in exhorting his aged friend to interfere.
"There they go, like dogs with so many half-filled shot-pouches dangling at their tails, and no fear of their breaking their order; for what the brutes in the rear didn't hear with their own ears, they'll conceit they did: besides, if they change their minds, it may be no hard matter to get the Jack to sing the rest of his tune!"
Fire crews used used lines, strops, shovels, airbags and "brute strength" to pull the 600-kilogramme animal from the bog to safety
Furthermore, the captain questioned the Royal Marines' actions, "How do you come on a ship like this with armed forces and such brute force.
Brute force attacks are typically defined as either ten or more successive failed attempts to log in in less than a minute, or 100 or more failed attempts in a 24-hour
Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi in a statement issued in Srinagar said that occupied Kashmir had been converted into a police state where Indian troops and police personnel were suppressing the voices of dissent through us of brute force.
She spices up her life with a younger man, Constant (Rufus Hound), whose own friend, notorious woman-hating Heartfree (John Hodgkinson), finds his attitude softening after meeting Bellinda (Natalie Dew), Lady Brute's niece.
His pal Heartfree, John Hodgkinson, hates women but his attitude softens after meeting Lady Brute's niece Bellinda, portrayed by Natalie Dew.
Expecting a quick fix through brute force by newly appointed HM is ridiculously naive," she tweeted.