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“Two of these were quite severely damaged by near-misses from shells and one had received a glancing blow from an RPG7 whose operator had then paid the price for missing.”
“After vanquishing his last female enemy with a glancing blow to the ankles, Base now threw back his head and cackled like a mad paultillian as he used his bat’leth like a vaulter’s pole and sprang back up onto the bar.”
“He kicked out in fright, fetching Teague a glancing blow to the thigh.”
“He drew arcane power from somewhere, fending off frigid paralysis, and flung the iron-bound bucket overhand, dealing the spy a glancing blow on the side of his head.”
“However, the price of that reassurance was that Parlabane neglected to notice the wastebin almost directly in front, and was consequently up-ended when he caught it a glancing blow at thigh-level.”
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