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  • The next morning, while Edward was engaged in levying from his opulent citizens all the loans he could extract, knowing that gold is the sinew of war; while Worcester was manning the fortress of the Tower, in which the queen, then near her confinement, was to reside during the campaign; while Gloucester was writing commissions to captains and barons to raise men; while Sir Anthony Lord Rivers was ordering improvements in his dainty damasquine armour, and the whole Fortress

    The Last of the Barons — Volume 10

  • I had just got settled down (I could not sleep, I was too excited), when the Captain came to me and said ‘Look here I have a flying officer friend, and his Fortress is all riddled with bullet holes, he and his crew are taking it back to England first thing in the morning, they are going to Brighton, would you take the chance and go with them, You will fly over some hostile country but not a lot’.

    John Keay

  • The Fortress is where Doc Savage would disappear to for weeks, only to return with a new cure or invention.

    Dusk Before the Dawn » 2009 » June

  • Their follow up to Kezia, Fortress, is equally awesome.

    John Joseph Adams » Best New Bands

  • Flying Fortress pilot Charles Alling found himself humming "A Mighty Fortress is Our God," while flying through antiaircraft fire over a particularly dangerous target.

    Miss Yourlovin: GIs, Gender, and Domesticity during World War II

  • His campaign said Mr. Edwards had also redirected the investments, a $16 million stake in Fortress Investment Group LLC, within the private-equity company to ensure they no longer had ties to its subprime-mortgage businesses.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • The audience mostly sees Fortress from the perspective of Tahei and Matakishi, two peasant characters -- mirrored later by R2D2 and 3CPO.

    View from the Northern Border

  • The EU protectionist CAP policy adds to the problem of what is sometimes called Fortress Europe; the West spends high amounts on agricultural subsidies every year, which amounts to unfair competition.

    Prankster Spink

  • Fortress from the outside world for more than 56 years.

    Remains Returned List WWII

  • But being a benevolent Empress, I suppose I will humor the charge with a response and not send out for the Palace Guard to attack the Mountain Fortress or something.

    Archive 2005-02-01

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