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Bareheaded, he stood in the sun and prayed aloud--the mysterious figure of the inevitable white man, who, with Bible, bullet, or rum bottle, has confronted the amazed savage in his every stronghold. Even so stood John Starhurst in the rock fortress of the Buli of Gatoka.
The Crusaders had brought back with them experiences of domestic luxuries, of Damascus carpets and rugs of Aleppo, which made them impatient of the hideous bareness and want of privacy which they found in their ancestral strongholds. Still stronger, however, had been the influence of the great French war; for, however well matched the nations might be in martial exercises, there could be no question but that our neighbors were infinitely superior to us in the arts of peace.
To beard a magistrate in his stronghold, and on the Sabbath, too!
If the mutineers succeeded in crossing the stockade, he argued, they would take possession of any unprotected loophole and shoot us down like rats in our own stronghold.
This stronghold was defended by Paul Holl, who, for several months, without provisions or ammunition, held out until Colonel Faidherbe came to his relief.
After that it would be but a short time before he had surrounded the Arab stronghold and punished the motley crew of wrongdoers who inhabited it.
That was a time of color, when the sunlight fell on glancing steel and floating banners; a time of adventure and fierce struggle,--nay, of living, religious art and religious enthusiasm; for were not cathedrals built in those days, and did not great emperors leave their Western palaces to die before the infidel strongholds in the sacred East?
When you have the enemy's strongholds on your rear, and narrow passes in front, it is hemmed-in ground.
With these areas now clear, the Syrian Army will shift their attention to either the militant stronghold of Ma'arat Al-Nu'man or the Al-Ghaab Plain.
The capture of the villages - including Tel Aas, Khirbet Morshed and Kfar Eyn - puts Syrian troops about three miles west of Khan Sheikhoun, one of the largest and most populated towns on the southern edge of Idlib province, the last remaining rebel stronghold in the country.
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said that Umno's fall, especially in its once stronghold Johor, must be made a lesson for Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) members to ensure that Malay political power remains strong.
This is related to the conduct of the mandatory tender offer by SMC's First Stronghold Cement Industries Inc.
The tender offer is to be made by First Stronghold Cement Industries, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of San Miguel Equity Investments, Inc.
Summary: Howrah (West Bengal) [India], Apr 28 (ANI): Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's appeasement politics has helped terrorists to make a stronghold in West Bengal, said Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Sunday.
HYDERABAD -- The result of by-election of PS 94 Karachi has proved beyond doubt that people of urban Sindh were stronghold of MQM and that people of Karachi cannot be separated from MQM(P) under artificial way.