vulnerable point


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vulnerable point

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Furthermore, it was remarkably easy to overthrow a dog taken by surprise; while a dog, thus overthrown, invariably exposed for a moment the soft underside of its neck--the vulnerable point at which to strike for its life.
But the mind of the procureur was made up; he felt assured that Benedetto was guilty, and he hoped by his skill in conducting this aggravated case to flatter his self-love, which was about the only vulnerable point left in his frozen heart.
Rebecca could observe, from the number of men placed for the defence of this post, that the besieged entertained apprehensions for its safety; and from the mustering of the assailants in a direction nearly opposite to the outwork, it seemed no less plain that it had been selected as a vulnerable point of attack.
I often wonder why the pantry window is the vulnerable point of nine houses out of ten.
Mr Shute's vulnerable point was at the other extremity.
Some seem to have but one vulnerable point, or door of access; while others have a thousand avenues, and may be captured in a thousand different ways.
It is ever the vulnerable points which are most securely guarded, and it was my one comfort that the difficult way must also be the safe way, if only the difficulty could be overcome.
So soon as the big fleet engagements were over, the Asiatics endeavoured to establish in close proximity to the more vulnerable points of the countries against which they were acting, fortified centres from which flying-machine raids could be made.
They will always let go when you go for an eye because it's their vulnerable point and their livelihood.
After a brief but unsuccessful exchange of musket volleys, Marion turned his attention to what appeared to be the fort's most vulnerable point -- its water supply.
A galvanised steel 'roll cage' top frame adds further rigidity, and reinforces the lid hinge area, another vulnerable point on conventional plastic bins.
11 terrorist attacks in the US and without giving more specifics, he says: "America has been hit by Allah at its most vulnerable point, destroying, thank God, its most prestigious buildings".