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The Delawares broke into the cover with the ferocity of their natures and swept away every trace of resistance by the fury of the onset.
The combat endured only for an instant, hand to hand, and then the assailed yielded ground rapidly, until they reached the opposite margin of the thicket, where they clung to the cover, with the sort of obstinacy that is so often witnessed in hunted brutes.
Discouraged by an assault from a quarter that left them no opportunity for cover, the warriors uttered a common yell of disappointment, and breaking off in a body, they spread themselves across the opening, heedless of every consideration but flight.
"They will incline into the hollow, where the cover is thicker," said the scout, "and that will leave us well on their flank.
Deiphobus then came close up to Idomeneus to avenge Asius, and took aim at him with a spear, but Idomeneus was on the look-out and avoided it, for he was covered by the round shield he always bore--a shield of oxhide and bronze with two arm-rods on the inside.
He ran up to him, bestrode him, and covered him with his shield; then two of his staunch comrades, Mecisteus son of Echius, and Alastor, stooped down, and bore him away groaning heavily to the ships.
The way was led by Hector son of Priam, peer of murderous Mars, with his round shield before him--his shield of ox-hides covered with plates of bronze--and his gleaming helmet upon his temples.
The top is likewise covered with fish skins, secured by cords passing through holes in the edge of the basket.
The two rivers, about the place of their confluence, are bordered by immense prairies covered with herbage, but destitute of trees.
The horse was evidently exhausted, his hair had all curled up from sweat and was covered with hoar-frost, and he went at a walk.
The horse kept straight along the road through the drifted snow, and before they had gone another hundred yards the straight line of the dark wattle wall of a barn showed up black before them, its roof heavily covered with snow which poured down from it.
Some of the rocky hills are partly covered by thickets, and on the banks of the larger streams, especially to the north of Las Minas, willow-trees are not uncommon.
to the extreme point of Tierra del Fuego, is densely covered by impenetrable forests.
In the middle of the continent there is a broad intermediate band, including central Chile and the provinces of La Plata, where the rain-bringing winds have not to pass over lofty mountains, and where the land is neither a desert nor covered by forests.
They tired Jim and Eureka out, and although the field of battle was thickly covered with mashed and disabled Mangaboos, our animal friends had to give up at last and allow themselves to be driven to the mountain.
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