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  • I will strike off his head and hang it over her palace-gate.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Shahryar commanded his Wazir to bring him the bride of the night that he might go in to her; so he produced a most beautiful girl, the daughter of one of the Emirs and the King went in unto her at eventide and when morning dawned he bade his Minister strike off her head; and the Wazir did accordingly for fear of the Sultan.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • To strike off Zhukov's spearhead; and to teach a cautionary lesson, gaining not territory so much as time; a couple of months, perhaps, in which the Eastern front might be re - grouped, the Western Allies might "come to their senses."


  • During the afternoon he had called Jed Hotchkiss to him and told the topographical engineer to strike off eight maps of the country between the Rappahannock and the Rapidan.


  • Translated into armor, the poulaine fad became downright dangerous: Austrian knights at the battle of Sempach in 1386 were riveted to the spot by their elongated iron shoes and were forced to strike off the points with their swords or be caught flat-footed, so to speak.

    Futures Imperfect

  • The road then followed the Gila River for more than a hundred miles, before leaving it to strike off into the desert toward Tucson.

    Manuscript Draft: Walter Reed: Doctor in Uniform, by Laura Wood, [19 -- ]

  • When Amrou was conducted before the praefect, he remembered his dignity, and forgot his situation: a lofty demeanor, and resolute language, revealed the lieutenant of the caliph, and the battle-axe of a soldier was already raised to strike off the head of the audacious captive.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • "Parnell," she said with a strong accent on the first syllable, "is the man of destiny; he will strike off the fetters and free Ireland, and throne her as Queen among the nations."

    Oscar Wilde His Life and Confessions

  • Moslem executioners were very expert and seldom failed to strike off the head with a single blow of the thin narrow blade with razor-edge, hard as diamond withal, which contrasted so strongly with the great coarse chopper of the European headsman.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The evidence of sense was disregarded; and Omar, unsheathing his cimeter, threatened to strike off the heads of the infidels, who should dare to affirm that the prophet was no more.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire


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