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  • I could see Colum at the head table, head cocked forward to hear, as attentive as the ostlers and fighting-men at our table.

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  • He was the master of the mad fighting-men the hasheesheen - who nerved themselves to murder and die by drinking the hasheesh drug - what the Indians call bhang.

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  • Then came forth a second he slew, and a third he slew likewise, and they ceased not to come out to him and he to slay them, till he had made an end of six-and-seventy fighting-men.

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  • “Almighty Allah upon the rebel, the traitor, the infidel!” and he slew in a single charge one-and-twenty fighting-men.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Accordingly, the kettle-drums beat to combat and the standards fluttered whilst the fighting-men armour donned and their horses mounted and themselves displayed and to plain fared.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then they farewelled him and went down to look after the safety of their troops; and they ceased not to keep up the fires till the morning rose with its sheen and shone, when the fighting-men mounted their horses of noble strain and smote one another with thin-edged skean and with brawn of bill they thrust amain nor did they cease that day battle to darraign.

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  • So an hundred fighting-men charged at Jamrkan, but he slew the most part of them and put their chief to flight; which feat when Jaland saw, he cried out to his folk, “At him all at once and assault him with one assault.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then he chose out to accompany him eighty-thousand fighting-men on horseback and the like number on giraffes,47 besides ten thousand elephants, bearing on their backs seats48 of sandal-wood, latticed with golden rods, plated and studded with gold and silver and shielded with pavoises of gold and emerald; moreover he sent good store of war-chariots, in each eight men fighting with all kinds of weapons.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then she mounted amid a thousand fighting-men and rode to the temple, where she found Gharib had gotten him a sword and come forth and was slaying men and overthrowing warriors.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • As soon as it was morning Jaland mounted with two hundred and sixty-thousand fighting-men, clad cap-à-pie in hauberks and cuirasses and strait-knit mail-coats, the kettle-drums beat a point of war and all drew out for cut and thrust and fight and fray.

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