Kaviri battled bravely against his antagonist, for he felt that death had already claimed him, and so the least that he could do would be to sell his life as dearly as possible; but it was soon evident that his best was quite futile when pitted
against the superhuman brawn and agility of the creature that at last found his throat and bent him back into the bottom of the canoe.
It was now two against three and the three may have guessed, though they never knew, that they were pitted
against the two greatest swordsmen in the world.
And yet you were battling with muscles that have time and time again been pitted
, and always victoriously, against these terrors of the dark continent.
He turned his head and rose at Thomson's entrance, a rather short, keen-looking young man, his face slightly pitted
with smallpox, his mouth hard and firm, his eyes deep-set and bright.
He wore a good service stripe upon his cheek, for on one side it was pitted
and scarred where a spurt of gravel knocked up by a round-shot had struck him thirty years before, when he served in the Lancaster gun-battery.
And again the thirty-six-hundredweight of horses on either side pitted
its strength against the similar weight on the other side, and the seeming was that Marie was the link of woman-flesh being torn asunder.
My brain and will and endurance were pitted
against theirs, and the problem was which could stand the strain of imminent death the longer and not give in.
On September twelfth the party scaled a line of sandstone cliffs which crossed their route toward the south; but they crossed them only after an encounter with the tribe that inhabited the numerous caves which pitted
the face of the escarpment.
Instead of a house they found only fire-blackened foundations of stone, enclosing an area of compact ashes pitted