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  • Ned Gowan was bright-eyed and fizzing with vitality, apparently so intoxicated with the thrill of the fight as hardly to notice the tooth that had been knocked out by an ill-aimed dagger hilt.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • Canadians were used to battling a tough but ragtag band of undisciplined fighters who routinely emptied their AK-47 magazines in one burst of ill-aimed fire.

    Taliban Behead Geologist, Al-Qaeda style « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • Beyond the fields of the farm stretched the gorse-strewn heath of the New Forest, which in turn gave way to the richly wooded acres that had been hunted by the kings of England since before William Rufus the Red, the son of William the Conqueror, lost his life to an ill-aimed arrow.

    A Wicked Gentleman

  • The aroma of cooking meat carried everywhere as the fallen mountain mage was devoured by the ill-aimed magic.

    Odyssey

  • And the captain that welcomed him aboard with a curse and an ill-aimed blow had been as indistinguishable from his greasy, scurvy crew as any mongrel in a street pack.

    Ship Of Magic

  • As he had never seen such creatures before, and the visitors had made no hostile moves, the guard thought this might have been an ill-timed and ill-aimed rest stop, and tried to hail them.

    Escape From Roksamur

  • Conan judged that some ill-aimed shot had struck home in the roan.

    Conan the Relentless

  • Even then, it was a curse on a friend for ill-aimed archery.

    Conan the Relentless

  • Some soldiers of the British and American airborne divisions were still probing warily through the darkness miles from their own lines, wading streams and swamps on the long march from their ill-aimed dropping points.

    Overlord D-Day And The Battle for Normandy

  • "Let go, boys!" he cried, as a shower of arrows and ill-aimed bullets peppered against the off sides of the wagons and kicked up spurts of dust on the trail.

    Kiddie the Scout

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