The bandits, panting like a pack of hounds who are forcing a boar into his lair, pressed tumultuously round the great door, all disfigured by the battering ram
, but still standing.
She saw the sinewy form leap to the shoulder of the lion, hurtling against the leaping beast like a huge, animate battering ram
. She saw the carnivore brushed aside as he was almost upon her, and in the instant she realized that no substanceless wraith could thus turn the charge of a maddened lion with brute force greater than the brute's.
I had in mind a battering ram
. I had a persuasion that if I could enter those doors and carry a blaze of light before me I should discover the Time Machine and escape.
The prisoner broke the chair, which was too heavy for him to lift, and made use of it as a battering ram
to strike against the door.
They won't overturn the Constitution with our friend Brooke's head for a battering ram
It was the battering ram
of the ancients hurled by infinite strength.
It struck the tower of Shepperton Church, smash- ing it down as the impact of a battering ram
might have done, swerved aside, blundered on and collapsed with tre- mendous force into the river out of my sight.
He threw his weight against the wooden panel; but the thick skeel of which it was constructed would have withstood a battering ram
. From beyond came a low laugh.
Like a battering ram
, this king-post could be driven end-onward against the mighty red-iridescent sphere.
Thornton saw him coming, and, as Buck struck him like a battering ram
, with the whole force of the current behind him, he reached up and closed with both arms around the shaggy neck.
He wheeled and shuffled back a dozen paces, then he turned, lifted his trunk and gave voice to a mighty roaring, trumpet-call of anger, lowered his head and charged like a huge battering ram
of flesh and bone and muscle straight for the mighty barrier.
They said a sledgehammer and metal battering ram
were produced at the door of the church before the service on Sunday.