These spears are not used for throwing but like the Zulu "/bangwan/," or stabbing assegai, are for close quarters
only, when the wound inflicted by them is terrible.
That is to spring to close quarters
with an unseen enemy--the strategy of despair!
He was, besides, of an active disposition, and had a great antipathy to those close quarters
in the castle of Gloucester, for which a justice of peace might possibly give him a billet.
It was the dead silence of our long gaze at such close quarters
that gave the whole horror, huge as it was, its only note of the unnatural.
She could not avoid seeing him again, but the outraged Charlie took care that it should not be at very close quarters
It was pretty close quarters
in that little dugout for three human beings and two practically wild, man-eating dogs; but we had to make the best of it, since I would not listen to Juag's sug-gestion that we kill and eat Raja and Ranee.
Dolokhov, running beside Timokhin, killed a Frenchman at close quarters
and was the first to seize the surrendering French officer by his collar.
The first one dodged Trent's bullet and was upon him, when the boy shot him through the cheek and he went rolling over into the fire, with a death-cry which rang through the camp high above the din of fighting, another behind him Trent shot himself, but the third was upon him before he could draw his revolver and the two rolled over struggling fiercely, at too close quarters
for weapons, yet with the thirst for blood fiercely kindled in both of them.
It was the first time Sheldon had been at close quarters
with an American girl, and he would have wondered if all American girls were like Joan Lackland had he not had wit enough to realize that she was not at all typical.
He was still too badly scared to come to close quarters
with the dazzling and resplendent creatures his own millions made accessible.
Enraged at not being able to fight the Marionette at close quarters
, they started to throw all kinds of books at him.
Just what we want," thinks East, chuckling to himself, as he sees Williams, excited by these shouts, and thinking the game in his own hands, blowing himself in his exertions to get to close quarters
again, while Tom is keeping away with perfect ease.