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  • We had each other for eighteen precious months, and we were not lonely, for there was always a coming and going of leaders and comrades -- strange voices from the under-world of intrigue and revolution, bringing stranger tales of strife and war from all our battle-line.

    Chapter 20: A Lost Oligarch

  • The report is as follows: And at the same time Lentulus left an elevated position which he had defended with a double battle-line and at the cost of many of his men, when from out of the soldiers kit bags, officers cloaks began to catch the eye and selected cohorts began to be discernible.

    The Spartacus War

  • The Japanese battle-line comes over the horizon, and there is the opposition – escort carriers, a few destroyers, a few destroyer-escorts.

    Wednesday, Oct, 21 – The Bleat.

  • But Don John of Austria has burst the battle-line!

    Remembering Lepanto

  • On our side, the hired barber armed himself with a razor and served out the others to us; on their side, Tryphaena's retainers prepared to battle with their bare fists, nor was the scolding of female warriors unheard in the battle-line.

    Satyricon

  • The woman poured out this rhapsody in a loud excited voice, the battle-line wavered for an instant, then all hands were recalled to peace and terminated the war.

    Satyricon

  • After he had driven past the whole body, he drew up his chariot in front of the centre of the battle-line, and sent his interpreter

    Anabasis

  • Then in the darkness before the dawn they had come about and steamed northward in close order with the idea of passing through the German battle-line and falling upon the flotilla that was making for New York in support of the German air-fleet.

    The War in the Air

  • Besides, he was close to the enemy, and I wanted to get back into the towns, far away from the battle-line.

    Prester John

  • He knew no way, this side of the river, to get one of the men back to Reidi in time to say otherwise, and he wished to hell he could, now, strongly suspecting, by everything he had heard from the Fittha, that Ghita was well warned and prepared to draw a battle-line at the bridge at Lungan.

    2005

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