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  • It was crowded and stifling in the pit, and I was for ever stealing out of it to the firing-line, and making a great to-do at carrying messages for father.

    Chapter 13

  • They may be harmless enough folk in themselves, but they attract a desperate gang of placemen and hangers-on, and in my experience, the closer you get to the throne, the nearer you may finish up to the firing-line.

    The Sky Writer

  • He wondered if the Russian firing-line lay there. just then he heard voices — smothered voices — not a yard away and apparently below the ground.

    Greenmantle

  • Again, how could a man send signals to the enemy from a firing-line without being detected?

    Greenmantle

  • What he had got through were the Turkish support trenches, not their firing-line.

    Greenmantle

  • I felt as I had felt when the battalion first marched from Aire towards the firing-line, a kind of keying-up and wild expectation.

    Greenmantle

  • Caucasus, or the Canal — anywhere, so long as they were put quickly into the firing-line, or withdrawn far from the sight and help of their compatriots.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • He strode back to the firing-line and took his stance.

    Warlock

  • Dr. Church had himself gone out to the firing-line during the fight, and carried to the rear some of the worst wounded on his back or in his arms.

    The Rough Riders

  • After some grumbling he went, but fifteen minutes later he was back on the firing-line again and said he could not find the hospitalwhich I doubted.

    The Rough Riders

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